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Education & Training

  • Fellowship Program, Pediatric Psychology, 2009
    Nationwide Childrens Hospital
  • Internship Program, Clinical Ped. Psychology, 2007
    A.I. Dupont Hospital for Children
  • PhD, Clinical Child Psychology, 2006
    University of Pittsburgh
  • BA, Psychology, 2000
    Georgetown University
  • MS, 2000
    University of Pittsburgh

National Provider ID: 1760614705

Biography

Amanda L. Thompson, Ph.D., 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 special clinical expertise in end-of-life and bereavement care of children and families. 

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.

Gender considerations in adolescents and young adults with cancer

(2018) Gender in Psycho-Oncology

Body image in children and adolescents with cancer: Clinical considerations for assessment and intervention

(2018) Body Image Care for Cancer Patients

48th Congress of the International Society of Paediatric Oncology

(2016) Psychosocial standards of care: State of affairs in three U.S. pediatric cancer centers

Academic continuity and school reentry support as a standard of care in pediatric oncology

(2015) Pediatric Blood and Cancer

Anticipatory guidance and psychoeducation as a standard of care in pediatric oncology

(2015) Pediatric Blood and Cancer

A pilot trial of stress management intervention for primary caregivers of children newly diagnosed with cancer: Preliminary evidence that perceived social support moderates the psychosocial benefit of intervention

(2013) Journal of Pediatric Psychology

Bereaved parents and siblings offer advice to healthcare providers and researchers after a child's dealth from cancer

(2013) Journal of Pediatric Hematology Oncology

A qualitative study of advice from bereaved parents and siblings

(2011) Journal of Social Work in End-of-Life and Palliative Care

11th World Congress of Psycho-Oncology

(2009) Social Functioning of Children who have Lost a Sibling to Cancer