Department of Psychiatry

Penn Behavioral Health

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Matthew C. Hocking

Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Department: Psychiatry

Contact information
Center for Childhood Cancer Research and Division of Oncology
The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
3501 Civic Center Boulevard
10211 Colket Translational Research Building
Philadelphia, PA 19104
BA (Psychology)
University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC, 2001.
MA (Clinical Psychology)
University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, AL, 2005.
PhD (Clinical Psychology)
University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, AL, 2009.
Post-Graduate Training
O'Grady Resident in Psychology, Division of Behavioral Medicine and Clinical Psychology, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH, 2008-2009.
Postdoctoral Fellowship in Pediatric Psychology, Division of Oncology and The Center for Childhood Cancer Research, The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA, 2009-2012.
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Selected Publications

Hocking, M.C., Brodsky, C., Schultz, R.T., Herrington, J. : Differences in Neural Activation in the Social in Pediatric Brain Tumor Survivors During Social Processing Tasks. Oral Presentation at the Society of Pediatric Psychology Annual Conference, New Orleans, LA April 2019.

Quast, L.F, Phillips, P.C., Li, Y., Kazak, A.E., Barakat, L.P., Hocking, M.C.: A prospective study of family predictors of health-related quality of life in pediatric brain tumor survivors. Pediatric Blood & Cancer 65(6): e26976, June 2018 Notes: doi: 10.1002/pbc.26976.

Baran, J.N., Brodsky, C., Quast, L., Phillips, P., Barakat, L.P., Hocking, M.C.: Indirect effects of neurocognitive function on friendship quality through coping responses to social dilemmas in pediatric brain tumor survivors. Poster presentation at 2018 Society of Pediatric Psychology Annual Conference April 2018.

Brodsky, C., Shabason, E.K., Minturn, J.E., Blum, N., Schultz, R., Herrington, J., Hocking, M.C.: Facial processing abilities and social functioning in pediatric brain tumor survivors, children with autism spectrum disorder, and typically developing children. Poster presentation at Cancer Survivorship Symposium: Advancing Care and Research February 2018.

Hocking, M.C., Hobbie, W., Fisher, M.J.: Development of the Pediatric Neuro-Oncology Rating of Treatment Intensity. Journal of Neuro-Oncology 136(1): 73-78, Jan 2018 Notes: DOI: 10.1007/s11060-017-2618-2.

Devine, K.A., Willard, V.W., Hocking, M.C., Stapleton, J.L., Rotter, D., Bukowski, W.M., Noll, R.B.: PROMIS Peer Relationships Short-Form: How well does self-report correlate with data from peers? Journal of Pediatric Psychology 43(9): 1059-1067, 2018 Notes: doi: 10.1093/jpepsy/jsy038.

Hocking, M.C., Paltin, I., Belasco, C., Barakat, L.P.: Parent perspectives on the educational barriers and unmet needs of children with cancer. Children's Health Care 47(3): 261-274, 2018 Notes: doi: 10.1080/02739615.2017.1337516.

Hocking, M.C., Quast, L.F., Brodsky, C., Deatrick, J.A.: Caregiver Perspectives on the Social Competence of Pediatric Brain Tumor Survivors: A Mixed-Methods Study. Supportive Care in Cancer 25(12): 3749-3757, Dec 2017 Notes: doi: 10.1007/s00520-017-3805-6.

Hocking, M.C., Li, Y., Quast, L.F., Baran, J., Brodsky, C., Kazak, A.E., Phillips, P.C., Barakat, L.P.: Prospective family influences on neurocognitive functioning in pediatric brain tumor survivors. Poster presentation at the 49th Congress of the International Society of Paediatric Oncology, Washington, D.C. October 2017.

Shabason, E.K., Brodsky, C., Minturn, J.E., Blum, N., Schultz, R., Herrington, J., Hocking, M.C.: Association between facial processing abilities and social competence in pediatric brain tumor survivors. Oral presentation at the Society for Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics 2017 Annual Meeting October 2017.

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