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Alana D. Lopez, PhD

216.636.0305

Alana D. Lopez, PhD

Appointed: 2013

Alana D. Lopez, PhD
Department: Center for Pediatric Behavioral Health
Associate Staff
Location: Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Mail Code S20
9500 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44195
WorkAppointment:216.636.0305
WorkFax:216.444.3577
Surgeon:
No
Treats:
Children & Adolescents Only

Biographical Sketch

Alana D. Lopez, PhD. completed her graduate training in school psychology with a specialization in pediatric school psychology at the University of South Florida. After completing an internship in pediatric psychology at the Kennedy Krieger Institute and Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, she completed a two year combined clinical and research fellowship in pediatric psychology at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. Dr. Lopez joined staff in the Center for Pediatric Behavioral Health in 2013.

Dr. Lopez's primary specialty is working with children, adolescents, young adults, and families living with chronic illness (e.g., cancer, sickle cell disease, organ failure/transplant, diabetes, asthma). She has specific interests in the areas of coping and adjustment to chronic illness, procedural distress, behavioral problems, transition from pediatric to adult care, school consultation, and academic/vocational planning. Dr. Lopez provides inpatient consultation-liaison services and maintains an outpatient practice.

Education & Fellowships

Fellowship - St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
Pediatric Psychology
Memphis, TN
2013
Doctorate - University of South Florida
Tampa, FL USA
2011
Internship - Kennedy Krieger Institute/Johns Hopkins School of Medicine
Pre-Doctoral: Pediatric Psychology
Baltimore, MD USA
2009
Graduate - University of South Florida
Tampa, FL USA
2007
Graduate - University of South Florida
Tampa, FL USA
2005
Undergraduate - The Ohio State University
Columbus, OH USA
2004

Memberships

  • American Psychological Association (APA)
  • APA Division 16, School Psychology
  • APA Division 54, Society of Pediatric Psychology
  • Ohio Psychological Association (OPA)

Treatment & Services

  • Behavioral Health Services For Children & Adolescent
  • Behavioral Intervention
  • Cognitive Behavioral Interventions
  • Consultation/treatment Planning
  • Coping With General & Medical Illness And Specific Medical Illness
  • Difficult Life Transitions
  • Evaluation And Treatment Of Anxiety
  • Family Adjustment To Chronic Illness
  • Parent Guidance and Training
  • Pediatric Behavioral Medicine
  • Psychological Evaluation
  • Psychological Treatment
  • Relaxation Training
  • Social Skills Building In Children And Teens

Specialty in Diseases and Conditions

Industry Relationships

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As of 11/24/2014, Dr. Lopez has reported no financial relationship with industry that is applicable to this listing. In general, patients should feel free to contact their doctor about any of the relationships and how the relationships are overseen by the Cleveland Clinic. To learn more about the Cleveland Clinic's policies on collaborations with industry and innovation management, go to our Integrity in Innovation page.

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