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Delana Parker, PhD

Phone: 1-512-324-0029

Education

University of California, Los Angeles, PhD, Clinical Psychology

University of California, Los Angeles, BA, Psychology


Residency/Fellowship

Internship, Child and Adult Psychology, Montefiore Medical Center/Albert Einstein School of Medicine

Fellowship, Pediatric Pain Psychology, Stanford Children’s Health/Stanford School of Medicine

Clinical Biography

Delana Parker, PhD, is a licensed pediatric pain psychologist in UT Health Austin Pediatric Psychiatry at Dell Children's, a clinical partnership between Dell Children's Medical Center and UT Health Austin. She specializes in providing cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), and mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR). Additionally, Dr. Parker is an assistant professor in the Dell Medical School Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences.

Dr. Parker earned both her doctorate in clinical psychology and bachelor’s in psychology from the University of California, Los Angeles. She completed an internship in child and adult psychology at Montefiore Medical Center/Albert Einstein School of Medicine and a fellowship in pediatric pain psychology at Stanford Children’s Health/Stanford School of Medicine.

Dr. Parker’s clinical interests include empowering children, adolescents, and their caregivers to manage pediatric headache, chronic pain, and other forms of chronic illness. Her current research interests include the study of the family context on children’s experiences of pain and emotions as well as factors that influence self-management of chronic pain.

Dr. Parker is a pediatric psychologist with UT Health Austin.

Specializations

  • Anxiety
  • Chronic illness self-management
  • Depression
  • Pediatric pain

Board Certification

  • Texas State Board of Examiners of Psychologists, Licensed Psychologist

Locations

  • UT Health Austin Pediatric Psychiatry at Dell Children's
    Dell Children's Medical Center
    4900 Mueller Blvd.
    Austin, TX 78723
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