Matthew C. Hocking, PhD

Matthew C. Hocking, PhD, is a psychologist who works with the Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, the Cancer Center and the Neuro-Oncology Program at CHOP.

Locations: Main Campus
Appointments and Referrals: 1-800-TRY-CHOP (1-800-879-2467)

  • Education and Training

    Internship

    Predoctoral Internship in Pediatric Psychology - Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH

    Fellowship

    Postdoctoral Psychology Fellowship - The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA

    Graduate Degree

    PhD in Psychology - University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, AL
    MA in Clinical Psychology - University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, AL

  • Titles and Academic Titles

    Psychologist

  • Departments and Services
  • Publications

    Books

    Chapters

    2014

    Daniel, L.C., Hocking, M.C., Barakat, L.P.:  Cancer.  In Roberts, M.C., Aylward, B.S., Wu, Y.P. (Eds.), Clinical Practice of Pediatric Psychology: Cases and Service Delivery. Guilford Publications, New York, NY, 2014, pp. 257-267.

    2012

    Barakat, L.P., Hocking, M.C., Kazak, A.E.: Child Health Psychology.  In Nezu, A.M., Nezu, C.M., Geller, P.A. (Eds.), Handbook of Psychology, Volume 9: Health Psychology, John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, 2012, pp. 413-436.

    2. Hocking, M.C., Alderfer, M.A.: Neuropsychological Sequelae of Childhood Cancer. In Kreitler, S., Ben Arush, M.W., Martin, A. (Eds.), Pediatric Psycho-Oncology: Psychosocial Aspects and Clinical Interventions, 2nd Edition, John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Chichester, West Sussex, 2012, pp. 177-186.

    Papers

    2015

    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 adult survivors of childhood brain tumors.  Journal of Adolescent and Young Adult Oncology, 4: 18-25, 2015.

    2014

    Doshi, K., Kazak, A.E., Hocking, M.C., DeRosa, B.W., Schwartz, L.A., Hobbie, W.L., Ginsberg, J.P., Deatrick, J.A.: Why mothers accompany adolescent and young adult (AYA) childhood cancer survivors to follow-up clinic visits.  Journal of Pediatric Oncology Nursing, 31:51-57, 2014.

    Hocking, M.C., Kazak, A.E., Schneider, S., Barkman, D., Barakat, L., Deatrick, J.A.: Parent perspectives on family-based psychosocial interventions in pediatric cancer: a mixed-methods approach.  Supportive Care in Cancer, 22:1287-1294, 2014.

    2013

    Hocking, M.C., Schwartz, L.A., Hobbie, W.L., DeRosa, B.W., Ittenbach, R.F., Mao, J.J., Ginsberg, J.P., Kazak, A.E.:  Prospectively examining physical activity in young adult survivors of childhood cancer and healthy controls.  Pediatric Blood & Cancer, 60:309-315, 2013.

    Posters and Presentations

    2015

    McCurdy, M.D., Quast, L.F., Turner, E., Pulaski, S., Black, C., Paltin, I., Barakat, L.P., Hocking, M.C.: A qualitative examination of the feasibility of a computerized cognitive-training program in long-term pediatric brain tumor survivors. (Poster presentation at the 2015 World Congress of Psycho-Oncology and Psychosocial Academy Workshops, Washington, D.C., July 31, 2015).

    Hocking, M.C., Quast, L.F., Fleischer, J.G., McCurdy, M.D., Turner, E., Briggs, N., Barakat, L.P., Deatrick, J.A.: Examining parents’ perspectives of social competence in pediatric brain tumor survivors: A mixed-methods approach.  (Poster presentation at the 2015 World Congress of Psycho-Oncology and Psychosocial Academy Workshops, Washington, D.C., July 30, 2015). 

    Turner, E.M., McCurdy, M.D., Quast, L., Kazak, A.E., Barakat, L.P., Hocking, M.C.: The relationship between neuropsychological functioning and cognitive strategies for learning in pediatric brain tumor survivors.  (Poster presentation at the meeting of the American Academy of Clinical Neuropsychology, San Francisco, CA, June 18, 2015).

    McCurdy, M.D., Turner, E., Barakat, L.P., Hobbie, W., Deatrick, J., Hocking, M.C.: Processing speed mediates the relationship between radiotherapy exposure and executive functioning in young-adult survivors of childhood brain tumor. (Poster presentation at the meeting of the American Academy of Clinical Neuropsychology, San Francisco, CA, June 18, 2015).

    Quast, L., Fleischer, J.G., McCurdy, M.D., Turner, E., Kazak, A.E., Barakat, L.P., Hocking, M.C.: Health-related quality of life in parents of pediatric brain tumor survivors at the end of tumor-directed therapy. (Poster presentation at the 36th Annual Meeting & Scientific Sessions of the Society of Behavioral Medicine, San Antonio, TX, April 25, 2015).

    Hocking, M.C., Quast, L., Fleischer, J.G., McCurdy, M.D., Turner, E., Kazak, A.E., Barakat, L.P.: Family management and health-related quality of life and adaptive functioning in pediatric brain tumor survivors at the end of tumor-directed therapy. (Poster presentation at the Society of Pediatric Psychology Annual Conference, San Diego, CA, April 18, 2015). 

    Hocking, M.C., McCurdy, M.D., Turner, E., Briggs, N., Fleischer, J.G., Deatrick, J.A.: Parent perspectives of pediatric brain tumor survivor social adjustment.  (Poster presentation at the 2015 Society of Research on Child Development Biennial Meeting, Philadelphia, PA, March 20, 2015). 

    McCurdy, M.D., Turner, E., Barakat, L.P., Hobbie, W., Deatrick, J., Paltin, I., & Hocking, M.C.: Treatment intensity predicts self-awareness of executive functioning in young-adult survivors of childhood brain tumor.  (Poster presentation at the 43rd Annual Meeting of the International Neuropsychological Society, Denver, CO, February 5, 2015).

    2014

    Turner, E., McCurdy, M.D., Barakat, L.P., Hobbie W., Deatrick, J., Paltin, I., Hocking, M.C.: Impaired awareness of executive deficits in young adult survivors of childhood brain tumor: Impact on parent and family quality of life.  (Poster presentation at the 12th Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Clinical Neuropsychology, New York, NY, June 26, 2014).

    McCurdy, M.D., Turner, E., Fisher, M., Barakat, L.P., Hobbie, W., Deatrick, J., Hocking M.C.: Predicting cognitive efficiency following brain tumor treatment in childhood: Utility of the Intensity of Treatment Rating Scale.  (Poster presentation at the 12th Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Clinical Neuropsychology, New York, NY, June 26, 2014).

    Hocking, M.C., Fleischer, J., Hobbie, W.L., Deatrick, J.A., Hardie, T., Barakat, L.P.: Young adult survivors of childhood brain tumors and their mothers: Associations between neurocognitive and family functioning and maternal demand and worry.  (Poster presentation at the Society of Pediatric Psychology Annual Conference, Philadelphia, PA, March 28, 2014).

    2013

    Kazak, A.E., Alderfer, M.A., Hocking, M.C., Schwartz, L., Barakat, L.P.: Check-in about recent experiences and strengths (CARES): a web-based tablet-administered caregiver-report assessment protocol.  (Poster presentation at The National Conference in Pediatric Psychology, New Orleans, LA, April 12, 2013).

    Hocking, M.C., Hobbie, W.L., Deatrick, J.A., Hardie, T., Barakat, L.P.: Neurocognitive and family functioning among survivors of childhood brain tumors and their mothers.  (Poster presentation at The National Conference in Pediatric Psychology, New Orleans, LA, April 11, 2013).

  • Awards and Honors

    2011-2015, NIH Pediatric Loan Repayment Program
    2008, Society of Pediatric Psychology Student Travel Award
    2007, American Psychological Foundation Elizabeth Munsterberg Koppitz Travel Stipend
    2007-2008, Graduate Council Research & Creative Activity Fellowship, Graduate School, University of Alabama
    2006, American Psychological Foundation/Council of Graduate Departments of Psychology Graduate Research Scholarship
    2006, Oliver Lacey-Norman Ellis Research Award, Outstanding Research by a Doctoral Student, Department of Psychology, University of Alabama
    2006, Rosencrans Graduate Student Research Award, Alabama Psychological Association
    2006-2008, Psychology Department Research & Travel Award, University of Alabama
    2004, Graduate Student Research & Travel Support Award, Graduate School, University of Alabama
    2001, Phi Beta Kappa
    2001, University of North Carolina – B.A. Graduate with highest honors
    1998, Golden Key National Honor Society
    1998, The National Society of Collegiate Scholars

  • Editorial and Academic Positions

    Editorial Positions

    Ad-hoc reviewer

    2013-present, European Journal of Cancer Care
    2013-present, Clinical Psychology Review
    2013-present, Anxiety, Stress & Coping
    2012-present, Journal of Clinical Oncology
    2011-present, Psycho-Oncology
    2011-present, Pediatrics
    2011-present, Pediatric Hematology and Oncology
    2011-present, Health Psychology
    2010-present, Stress and Health
    2010-present, Pediatric Blood & Cancer
    2008-present, Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology
    2006-present, Journal of Pediatric Psychology
    2006-present, Cognitive Behaviour Therapy

    Academic and Institutional Committees

    2014-present, Digital Evaluation Committee, Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
    2014-present, Psychosocial Grants Program, Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation, co-chair
    2013-present, Caregiver Workgroup Committee, Division of Oncology
    2013-present, Behavioral Health Research Affinity Group
    2012-present, Training Advisory Committee, Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

  • Leaderships

    Memberships in Professional Organizations

    2005-present, Society of Pediatric Psychology
     - 2013-present, Hematology/Oncology Special Interest Group
     - 2013-present, Conference Abstracts & Student Awards, reviewer
     - 2010-present, Mentor for Division 54 Mentoring Program
    2004-present, The American Psychological Association