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Dr. Welterlin is a clinical psychologist and a doctoral level Board Certified Behavior Analyst. In addition to private practice, she works at the UNC School of Medicine as an Adjunct Assistant Professor and as the Director of the Embrace Program.
On a personal note, Dr. Welterlin enjoys studying languages and cultural differences. Her hobbies include gardening, photography and outdoor sports.
Dr. Welterlin has been in private practice for six years. Prior to private practice, she worked in a variety of settings. She has worked with infants, pre-school and school-aged children in school systems, hospitals, and community clinics. Dr. Welterlin has also worked extensively with adolescents and adults in schools, universities, and residential settings. She takes a strengths based approach and is heavily influenced by positive psychology and mindfulness. Her predominant approach is cognitive behavioral but she also has training in psychodynamic and family systems therapy.
Dr. Welterlin also has advanced training in Autism Spectrum Disorders and related neurodevelopmental conditions. She has worked with individuals with autism of all ages and abilities for over 15 years using both Structured Teaching (the TEACCH approach) and Applied Behavior Analysis. She is a certified TEACCH practitioner and is certified in Nonviolent Crisis Intervention. In early 2014, she also completed a 6 month intensive leadership program in personal and professional effectiveness.
Dr. Welterlin’s other professional interest includes cross-cultural psychology. She is a native French speaker and has worked in several countries.
Dr. Welterlin earned a B.A. in Psychology with highest honors and a minor in Anthropology from the University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill. She received her Doctorate in Clinical Psychology and her Board Certification in Behavior Analysis at Rutgers University in New Jersey. Her clinical internship and post-doctoral fellowship were completed at the University of North Carolina School of Medicine.