Amanda L. Thompson, PhD, is a pediatric psychologist and the Director of Patient Support Services in the Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders. She manages a clinical team of psychosocial team members (e.g., art therapists, music therapists, educational specialists, psychology fellows, and externs) and provides clinical psychology services to patients and families in the Divisions of Hematology, Oncology, and Blood and Marrow Transplantation. Dr. Thompson and her psychology team are available to help all members of the family, including siblings, adjust to the challenges of diagnosis and treatment. She has a special research and clinical interest in issues of cancer survivorship and currently spends several days each month working with survivors of all ages in the multidisciplinary long-term follow-up clinics.
Dr. Thompson also runs a psychology post-doctoral fellowship in psycho-oncology, is an outpatient case supervisor for psychology predoctoral interns, and maintains several pre-doctoral externship placements for advanced graduate students in psychology looking for practicum experience in issues of pediatric cancer. Dr. Thompson frequently provides didactic lectures to psychology, psychiatry, and hematology/oncology residents and fellows, and is an active participant in nursing education.