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Michael W. Mellon, PhD, ABPP


  • Pediatric Psychologist, Clinical, Behavioral Medicine & Clinical Psychology
  • Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics
I have always been interested in serving children and their families and helping them adapt to difficult conditions. I offer behavior therapy and acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) to provide them with skills that can lead to greater psychological flexibility. My goal is to help my patients learn to live a meaningful life in spite of dealing with difficult medical, behavioral and emotional circumstances.

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Biography

As a pediatric psychologist, I work with children to help them adjust to chronic illnesses such as inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), celiac disease and congenital anorectal malformations. I also help kids with urinary and fecal incontinence and toilet training resistance.

I have always been interested in serving children and their families and helping them adapt to difficult conditions. I offer behavior therapy and acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) to provide them with skills that can lead to greater psychological flexibility. My goal is to help my patients learn to live a meaningful life in spite of dealing with difficult medical, behavioral and emotional circumstances.

I am actively involved in the O’Grady Pediatric Psychology Residency Program, and I supervise two residents per year on a six-month gastrointestinal training rotation. I was nominated as Teacher of the Year by the 2018-2019 class.

In my spare time, I enjoy working as a “pretend farmer” on my property in eastern Tennessee with my wife and our dog. I have fun driving my tractor as we attempt to grow pumpkins, watermelon and sweet potatoes.

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Publications

Psychiatric Disorders in Mothers of Children with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder: A Population-Based Perspective. Homan, KJ; Barbaresi, WJ; Mellon, MW; Weaver, AL; Killian, JM; Lucchetti, AR; Katusic, SK. Journal of Child and Family Studies. 2019; 28:1042-1051.

From the Blog


Helping Kids with Gastrointestinal Disorders Cope and Return to School
BlogRare and Complex Conditions

Helping Kids with Gastrointestinal Disorders Cope and Return to School

By Michael Mellon, PhD10/17/2019

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