Lindner Center of HOPE, Clinical Director and Family Therapist Child/Adolescent Services, Clinical Director and Family Therapist Proximi Recovery Eating Disorder Program, Harold C. Schott Foundation Eating Disorders Program, Clinical Consultant, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital and Medical Center at The Lindner Center of HOPE, University of Cincinnati, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neuroscience, Clinical Instructor
Mr. Bullock is a skilled individual, group, and family therapist with 24 years of experience in the treatment of adolescents and adults.
Since joining Lindner Center of HOPE, Mr. Bullock has played an active role helping the team develop a standardized, consistent approach to the treatment of eating disorder patients in an acute inpatient psychiatric setting. He serves as the eating disorder teams Clinical Director of Child and Adolescent Services and helps determine the most appropriate level of care for treatment of each new patient to the program. He has also over the past year developed a new Eating Disorder Program for Adolescents that is the first of its kind in the nation. He also leads the psychotherapy efforts for adolescents with eating disorders, providing Family Based Therapy to patients receiving inpatient, partial hospitalization and outpatient care.
Mr. Bullock is a member of AED (Academy of Eating Disorders) and a supporter of the Maudsley Parent organization. He has obtained his certification in FBT therapy, from the Train2Treat Eating Disorder Institute based out of the University of Chicago and Stanford University. Mr. Bullock is one of only three people in the state of Ohio that has this certification and one of the two professionals in the tristate region. Mr. Bullock is active in community education with a goal to heighten awareness in the tristate area about the mortality and morbidity of Eating Disorders. Optimal effective care of Eating Disorders is provided in our patient’s own community where they have to face the stressors of everyday living. He is the founder of Proximi Recovery Eating Disorder Program (PREP), designed to meet the daily needs of families with an adolescent (ages 12-17) struggling with an eating disorder through home, school and community assistance from a trained therapist. Learn more about Proximi, click here.
Prior to joining the Lindner Center of HOPE, he served ten years at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital, working as a Psychiatric Social Worker on the inpatient units, providing consultation to the medical floors and working in the Emergency Department providing psychiatric evaluations. The last two years were spent as a Medical Social Worker in the Endocrinology Department. Key to both positions was assessment of patients and collaboration with physicians and community resources. Mr. Bullock’s other experience includes serving as a Community Professor for the School of Social Work at The Ohio State University and Private Practice Therapist for McGrath Adolescent and Family Center. In addition, he has served in the roles of child and adolescent outpatient therapist, school-based therapist, and in-home family therapist. He has also received specialized training at Philadelphia Child Guidance Center and at Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic. The areas of focus included Structural, Strategic and Systems approach to Family Therapy.
Mr. Bullock has given more than 50 presentations on a variety of topics, including, Childhood Stress – Recognizing the Signs and Learning How to Manage, Juvenile Suicide Prevention, and Helping Your Child Deal with Anger.
Areas of Specialty and Interest:
- Family Therapy (Structural, Strategic and Maudsley)
- Eating Disorders
- Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
- Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
- PTSD and Crisis Intervention
- Oppositional and Defiant Adolescents
- Diabetes Management in relation to Eating Disorders