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Lamia P. Barakat, PhD

Lamia P. Barakat, PhD

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Professor of Clinical Psychology in Pediatrics at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Department: Pediatrics

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Division of Oncology
The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
3510 Civic Center Blvd., 10303 CTRB
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Office: 267-426-8135
Fax: 215-590-3020
BA (Psychology)
Villanova University, 1985.
PhD (Clinical-Community Psychology)
University of South Carolina, 1991.
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Description of Clinical Expertise

pain interventions for pediatric sickle cell disease; family-based interventions to improve adaptation among children with cancer and their caregivers; evidence-based assessment in pediatric oncology

Description of Other Expertise

training and mentorship in pediatric psychology and pediatric psycho-oncology

Description of Research Expertise

My federally-funded research program is focused examining risk-and-resistance models of adaptation to pediatric chronic conditions particularly sociodemographic and family factors in quality of life and disease management in pediatric hematology and oncology. Another focus is on translating risk-and-resistance models into empirically supported interventions to improve disease management, school functioning, quality of life in pediatric samples. Within oncology, at present, I have an active research program examining evidenced based assessment in clinical care and posttraumatic stress and posttraumatic growth in survivors of childhood cancer and their caregivers. Future projects involve understanding perceived benefits and barriers to participation in clinical trials and examining engagement of adolescents and young adults with cancer in this decision-making and implications for adherence to treatment and quality of life.

Selected Publications

Giradot, D.R.: Cancer Support: Strength in Numbers. Philadelphia Inquirer June 2015.

Pirro, J.F.: Bala Cynwyd’s Howard Jaffe Joins Roger Daltrey in the Fight Against Teen Cancer. Main Line Today May 2015.

Hildenbrand, A.K., Barakat, L.P., Alderfer, M.A., & Marsac, M.L.: Coping and coping assistance among children with sickle cell disease and their parents Journal of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology 37(1): 25-34, 2015 Notes: doi:10.1097/MPH.0000000000000092

Hocking, M.C., Hobbie, W.L, Deatrick, J.A., Hardie, T.L., & Barakat, L.P. : Family functioning mediates the association between neurocognitive functioning and health-related quality of life in young adults survivors of childhood brain tumors. Journal of Adolescent and Young Adult Oncology 4(1): 18-25, 2015.

Hocking, M.C., McCurdy, M., Turner, E., Kazak, A.E., Noll, R.B., Phillips, P. & Barakat, L.P. : Social competence in pediatric brain tumor survivors: application of a model from social neuroscience and developmental psychology. Pediatric Blood and Cancer 62(3): 375-384, 2015 Notes: doi:10.1002/pbc.25300.

Marsac, M.L., Klingbeil, O.G., Hildenbrand, A.K., Alderfer, M.A., Kassam-Adams, N., Smith-Whitley, K., & Barakat, L.P.: Development of the Cellie Coping Kit for sickle cell disease. Clinical Practice in Pediatric Psychology 2(4): 389-399, 2014 Notes: doi: 10.1037/cpp0000062.

Barakat, L.P., Schwartz, L.A., Reilly, A., Deatrick, J.A., & Balis, F.: Perceived barriers and benefits of Phase III clinical trials participation for adolescents and young adults with cancer (AYA): A qualitative study of AYA decision making experiences. Journal of Adolescent and Young Adult Oncology 3(1): 3-11, 2014.

Hocking, M.C., Kazak, A.E., Schneider, S., Barkman, D., Barakat, L.P., & Deatrick, J. : Parent perspectives on family-based psychosocial interventions in pediatric cancer: A mixed-methods approach on parent perspectives. Supportive Care in Cancer 2014 Notes: doi: 10.1007/s00520-013-2083-1

Daniel, L.C., Hocking, M., & Barakat, L.P. : Cancer. Clinical Practice of Pediatric Psychology: Cases and Service Delivery. M.C. Roberts, B.S. Aylward, & Y.P. Wu (Eds.), (eds.). New York: Guilford, 2014.

Dampier, C., & Barakat, L.P. : Sickle cell pain. The Oxford Textbook of Paediatric Pain. P. McGrath, B.J. Stevens, S.M. Walker, and W. Zempsky (Eds.) (eds.). Oxford, 2014.

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Last updated: 05/27/2016
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