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Clinical Assoc. Prof./Internship Coord.
Oklahoma State University
Human Development and Family Science
Human Sciences 227
Stillwater OK 74078
Child maltreatment and child neglect fatalities; psychosocial aspects of Sickle Cell Disease; developmental issues related to premature birth; assessment; trauma/PTSD
Early childhood and infancy; trauma across the lifespan
Dr. Welch holds a Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology from Oklahoma State University, as well as a master's degree in child development. She is a licensed health services psychologist in the State of Oklahoma, and worked in private practice for five years before coming to the HDFS department in Fall 2012. She is a graduate of both the Missouri Health Sciences Psychology Consortium, and the postdoctoral fellowship program in Child Clinical and Pediatric Psychology at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center. She has previously been employed at OUHSC as a pediatric psychologist in Neonatology, as well as a child guidance specialist for the state of Oklahoma. She holds certifications in early childhood education and school counseling, and this is her eleventh year teaching in higher education.