Cardinal Clinical Consulting (CCC) formed to provide a resource for individuals and families in the North Mississippi area. Located in Tupelo, Mississippi, CCC is owned and operated by Dr. Joshua C. Fulwiler. A clinical psychologist in the Lee County area with a focus on child and adolescent development, Dr. Fulwiler is committed to providing comprehensive diagnostic assessment services to the community.
The Misssissippi Autism Advisory Committee released a report to the state legislature that identified Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) as a public health crisis. Rates of diagnosis have increased from 1 in 150 (in 2002) to the current estimate of 1 in 68 children. The Mississippi state legislature has responded by increasing funding for services related to ASD and other pervasive developmental disabilities. However, despite this increased awareness and the mobilization of resources, there are remarkably few providers who provide assessment/testing services for ASD. The Mississippi Autism Advisory Committee's latest report (2017) found that "many young children in Mississippi have difficulty gaining access to early intervention services due to delays in diagnosis."
Cardinal Clinical Consulting was founded with a goal to address this problem, along with the other mental health needs of the North Mississippi community. Serving the 250,000+ residents of North Mississippi, CCC provides individual evaluations and assessments. These evaluations may be comprehensive (i.e., encompassing multiple domains of psychological functioning, as our ASD assessment does) or specific (i.e., focused on one particular domain, such as IQ or attention/ADHD). By providing a high-quality, rigorously scientific, and specialized service, CCC hopes to fill this need for clinical assessment in general, and it hopes to address the current state-wide call to action with respect to ASD services in particular.
Joshua C. Fulwiler, Ph.D.
Originally from New Orleans, Louisiana, Dr. Fulwiler first arrived in Mississippi in 2009 to start his graduate education at the University of Mississippi. He completed his Ph.D. in clinical psychology, then returned to his hometown of New Orleans for his residency in pediatric psychology. After a postdoctoral fellowship at the Tulane Center for Autism and Related Disorders, Dr. Fulwiler has returned to North Mississippi and now resides in Tupelo with his wife.
UNIVERSITY OF MISSISSIPPI
Ph.D., 2017 | M.A., 2014
Previous Clinical Experience
Tulane Center for Autism and Related Disorders; New Orleans, LA
Autism Center of North Mississippi; Tupelo, MS
The Baddour Center; Senatobia, MS
Lakeside Hospital for Women and Children; Metairie, LA
Metropolitan Human Services District; New Orleans, LA
The University of Mississippi Psychological Assessment Center; Oxford, MS
Communicare; Oxford, MS