Clinical Psychology - New Connections Academy, Palatine, IL
Postdoctoral Fellowship - New Connections Academy, Palatine, IL
Clinical Psychology Practicum - Loyola Medical Center, Maywood, IL
Clinical Psychology Practicum - TMS Psychological Services, Oak Park, IL
Clinical Psychology Practicum - Kane County Diagnostic Center, Batavia, IL Certificate of Completion, Intermediate Spanish for the Healthcare Professional Beck Initiative Cognitive Therapy training
Cognitive Therapy Informed Supervisor Training
Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT) Certification
BS in Psychology - University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY
PsyD in Clinical Psychology - Midwestern University, Downers Grove, IL
MA in Psychology - Midwestern University, Downers Grove, IL
Titles and Academic Titles
Psychosocial Program Manager, Medical Behavioral Unit
Behavior Analyst Manager
Clinical Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania
Akaninyene Noah, Gabriela Andrade, Dawn DeBrocco, Michelle Dunn, Katherine Herz, Diana Worsley, Pete Camacho and Stephanie K. Doupnik: Patient Risk Factors for Violent Restraint Use in a Children's Hospital Medical Unit. Hospital Pediatrics hpeds.2020-000273; DOI: https://doi.org/10.1542/hpeds.2020-000273 August 2021.
Meghan M. Galligan, MD, MSHP,a,b Mary Haggerty, DO,a Heather A. Wolfe, MD, MSHP,b,c Dawn Debrocco, PsyD,d Katherine Kellom, AB,eStephanie M. Garcia, MPH,e Rebecca Neergaard, BS,f Eda Akpek, MPH,f Frances K. Barg, PhD, MEd,f Eron Friedlaender, MD, MPHa: From the Frontlines: A Qualitative Study of StaffExperiences With Clinical Event Debriefing. Hospital Pediatrics, doi.org/10.1542/hpeds.2021-006088 11(12): 1311-1318, Dec 2021.
Posters and Presentations
Lockwood, K., Sieke, E., Lockwood, B., FLetcher, K., Rosen, A., DeBrocco, D., Teng, C., & Pipan, M.: Interprofessional Simulation-Based Education for Pediatric Residents on De-escalation of Patients with Mild Agitation. Medical Education 13 - Medical Education: Simulation & Technology I, Pediatric Academic Societies Conference, Denver CO April 2022.
Kaufmann, K., M.ED., DeBrocco, D., Psy.D.: Implementation of Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports in an Acute Pediatric Medical Setting. Institute for Healthcare Improvement, virtual poster presentation, 2021 Virtual conference Dec 2021.
Czech, K., Debrocco, D., Frederick-Troy, L.: Improving the Care of Patients with Behavioral Health Concerns. Poster presented at 3rd CHOP Interprofessional Education Symposium. Jan 2020.
Abbigail Moog, LCSW, Dawn DeBrocco, PsyD, Emily Mudd, PhD, Gayle Chesley, PhD, Janelle Mentrikoski, PhD: Skill-building Session: Managing Behavioral Dysregulation on the Inpatient Medical Unit---Challenges and Lessons Learned. APA Virtual Convention August 2020.
DeBrocco D. "Somatic Symptom Disorders: overview and diagnostic cases", Friends Hospital, Philadelphia PA. Mar 2022.
Awards and Honors
2012, National Psychologist Trainee Register Credentialing Scholarship Recipient
2011, Practitioner Scholarship Project, passed with distinction
2008, Outstanding Community Service Award, Behavioral Medicine Club
2007 – 2008, Outstanding Leadership and Service as the Vice President of Behavioral Medicine Club
Editorial and Academic Positions
2021-present, Clinical Programming and Building Development of Inpatient Psychiatric Services
2021-present, Safety planning Curriculum Development Work Group
2019-present, Restraint and Seclusions Committee
2018-present, Behavioral Health Safety Committee
2018-present, Co-chair, Debriefing Collaborative/ Member of Chair's Initiative on "Debriefing: Broken Down and Rebuilt"
2017-present, Training Advisory Committee, Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Leadership and Memberships
Memberships in Professional Organizations
2019-present, Association for Behavior Analysis International
2011-present, National Register of Health Service Psychologists
2007-present, American Psychological Association
Patient Experience Ratings
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