Andrea McGinnis, BA, CCLS

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Andrea McGinnis, BA, CCLS, is a child life specialist at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.

Areas of Expertise: Surgical and procedure preparation and coping, Sibling issues, Therapeutic play
Locations: Main Hospital
Appointments and Referrals: 1-800-TRY-CHOP (1-800-879-2467)

Education and Training

Board Certification

Certified Child Life Specialist (CCLS)

Undergraduate Degree

BA in Psychology - The College of New Jersey, Ewing Township, NJ

Titles and Academic Titles

Child Life Specialist

Departments and Services


Posters and Presentations

Lectures by Invitation


McGinnis A. Brothers and Sisters: Supporting Siblings of Hospitalized Children Through Weekend Programming. CHOP Child Life Conference: It Takes a Village; 2016; Philadelphia, PA.


McGinnis A. Fun-damental Challenges: Exploring the Roadblocks and Solutions to Providing Therapeutic Play Experiences in the Hospital. CLC 32nd Annual Conference on Professional Issues; 2014; New Orleans, LA.

Editorial and Academic Positions

Institutional and Academic Committees

2016, Bladder Extrophy International Conference Committee, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

2013-2016, Prep and Coping Committee Goal Group, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

2013-present, Staffing Solutions, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

2012-present, Sibshops Facilitator, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

2013-present, Intern Skills Lab Facilitator, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

2014-2016, 4East/4South Pain Team Committee, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

2014-2016, December Donations Committee, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia


Leadership and Memberships

2009 - present, The Association of Child Life Professionals