Cancer Center

Pediatric Oncology - Psychosocial Services

The Cancer Center's psychosocial staff  is an expert team of psychologists, social workers, child-life specialists and teachers that support cancer patients, families and medical staff at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.

Our services include:

How we support pediatric oncology patients and families

Our research

Psychosocial team members actively engage in clinical research with medical and nursing teams to better understand child and family needs during childhood cancer and beyond. The team develops interventions to reduce anxiety and promote adaptive family functioning. Recent projects include:


Our pediatric oncology psychosocial teams are available at the Main Campus in Philadelphia and at our Pediatric & Adolescent Specialty Care facilities in King of Prussia, Pa. and Voorhees, N.J. 

For more information about our services or how to access them, please email
Dr. Lamia Barakat, PhD, director of Psychosocial Services, or call 877-403-2149.

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