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Beth G. Dixon, PsyD, a professional staff member at the Cleveland Clinic since 1999, is a clinical psychologist in the Psychosocial Oncology Program at Taussig Cancer Institute. She provides outpatient psychological services for individuals with cancer and their families, in collaboration with oncology, psychiatry, and social work. With clinical interests including mood and anxiety disorders, adaptation to medical illness, and cancer survivorship issues, her practice has a particular focus on assessment and treatment of depression; bipolar disorder; anxiety, including cancer related trauma reactions; psychiatric symptoms related to treatment complications; body image and sexuality concerns; and insomnia.
Dr. Dixon earned a doctoral degree at The Chicago School of Professional Psychology (1994) and completed an internship at the VA Medical Center (Danville, IL).
Psychological treatment of individuals with cancer, adjustment to chronic illness and cancer, adjustment to newly diagnosed cancer, grief and loss, mood and anxiety disorders in patients with cancer, psychosocial oncology, stress management for patients with cancer
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