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Nicholas Lofthouse, PhD
Clinical Assistant Professor of Psychiatry
Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
Department of Psychiatry
College of Medicine
The Ohio State University
Dr. Lofthouse is a British citizen who received a BS (Hons) from the University of York, England, in 1989 and then traveled to America to work as a research assistant on a large-scale autism project at the University of California in Los Angeles. In 2001, after completing a clinical-community psychology internship in Indiana, he obtained a Ph.D. in clinical psychology from Indiana University in Bloomington. Dr. Lofthouse completed his postdoctoral training at The Ohio State University (OSU) under the guidance of Dr. Mary Fristad. During this time he specialized in the assessment and treatment of children with bipolar and/or depressive mood disorders.

Dr. Lofthouse is currently a clinical assistant professor in the Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at OSU and a licensed psychologist in the state of Ohio. Along with Dr. Fristad, he is the Co-Director of the OSU Child and Adolescent Psychological Testing Clinic. Dr. Lofthouse also provides evidence-based assessment and treatment services to children and adolescents in the OSU Department of Psychiatry Child and Adolescent Outpatient Clinic. He is presently involved in several research projects on bipolar disorder-related sleep problems, atypical antipsychotic prescription practices, inpatient assessment, and self-mutilation (“cutting”) behaviors of youth. Dr. Lofthouse also teaches Cognitive Behavioral Therapy to child and adolescent psychiatry students and supervises the research theses of undergraduate and graduate students at OSU.

He is a member of the American Psychological Association (APA), Association for the Advancement of Behavior Therapy (AABT), the Society of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology (APA Division 53), and the Ohio Psychological Association (OPA). Dr. Lofthouse is also the chair of the OPA Child, Youth and Family Special Interest Group who are a team of scientific-practitioner mental health professionals whose primary goal is to disseminate mental health resources to professionals and consumers in Ohio.