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Allison Thompson, Ph.D.

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Email Address: 
Phone Number: 

(650) 725-5715 

Position(s): 

Co-Associate Director of Clinical Training, PGSP-Stanford Psy.D. Consortium 
Practicum Co-Coordinator, PGSP-Stanford Psy.D. Consortium 
Clinical Associate Professor, Stanford University School of Medicine

Faculty Program(s): 

Psy.D.

Teaching and/or Research Emphasis and Interest Areas: 

PTSD, Treatment of underserved populations, health psychology, evidence-based treatment

Education: 

Ph.D., Clinical Psychology, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
M.A., Journalism, University of Missouri School of Journalism
B.A., Psychology, University of California, Berkeley

Biography: 

Dr. Thompson received her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology with an emphasis in minority health promotion from Northwestern University. After completing her predoctoral internship at the VA Northern California Health Care System, she completed her postdoctoral fellowship in the Psychiatry Department at the Stanford University School of Medicine, where she currently serves as a Clinical Assistant Professor.  In that role, Dr. Thompson sees patients in the Psychosocial Treatment Clinic. Her clinical areas of interest include Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, health psychology, severe mental illness, and underrepresented and underserved populations.

In addition to her clinical work, Dr. Thompson is also involved in administration and teaching.  As the Co-Associate Director of Clinical Training and Practicum Co-Coordinator for the Psy.D. Consortium, she assists with the administration and continuing development of the program, acts as a liaison between training sites and the Consortium, and provides mentoring to students applying for practicum and internship placements. Dr. Thompson also serves as an academic advisor and writing coach.

Talks & Lectures: 

Fitzgibbon, M. L., Singh, V., Thompson, A. L., Stolley, M. R., Dyer, A., Van Horn, L. & Kaufer Christoffel K. (2007, March). Prevention of overweight in preschool minority children: pilot study. Poster presented at the Consortium to Lower Obesity in Chicago Children (CLOCC) quarterly meeting, Chicago, IL.

Thompson, A. L., Schiffer, L. & Fitzgibbon, M. L. (2005, October). The correlation between parents’ and preschool children’s nutrient intake and body mass index. Poster presented at NAASO, The Obesity Society’s Annual Scientific Meeting, Vancouver, Canada.

Hanna-Pladdy, B., Thompson, A. L., & Heilman, K. M. (2005, July). Dopaminergic modulation of the spatiotemporal features of limb sequences in Parkinson’s Disease. Poster presented at the International Neuropsychological Society Mid-Year Meeting, Dublin, Ireland.

Thompson, A. L., Schiffer, L. & Fitzgibbon, M. L. (2005, May). The influence of food intake and parental body mass index on preschool children’s body mass index.Poster presented at the Comprehensive Minority Biomedical Branch/National Cancer Institute Professional Development and Peer Review Workshop, Gaithersburg, MD.

 
Websites and Other Relevant Links: 
Selected Publications: 

Gerber, B. S., Stolley, M. R., Thompson, A. L., Sharp, L. K., & Fitzgibbon, M. L. (2009). Mobile phone text messaging to promote healthy behaviors and weight loss maintenance: a feasibility study. Health Informatics Journal15(1), 17-25.

Fonzo, GA, Goodkind, MS, Oathes, DJ, Zaiko, YV, Harvey, M, Peng, KK, Weiss, ME, Thompson, AL, Zack, SE,

Lindley, SE, Arnow, BA, Jo, B, Gross, JJ, Rothbaum, BO & Etkin, A (In Press). Brain activation during emotional reactivity and regulation predicts psychotherapy outcome in Posttraumatic Stress Disorder. The American Journal of Psychiatry.

Fonzo, GA, Goodkind, MS, Oathes, DJ, Zaiko, YV, Harvey, M, Peng, KK, Weiss, ME, Thompson, AL, Zack, SE, Mills-
Finnerty, CE, Rosenberg, BM, Edelstein, R, Wright, RN, Kole, CA, Lindley, SE, Arnow, BA, Jo, B, Gross, JJ, Rothbaum, BO & Etkin, A (In Press). Selective effects of psychotherapy on frontopolar cortical function in Post-traumatic Stress Disorder. The American Journal of Psychiatry.

Ryu, D & Thompson, AL. (In Press). Students of color. In L.W. Roberts (Ed.), University student mental health: A guide for psychiatrists, psychologists, and leaders serving higher education. Arlington, VA: American Psychiatric Association Publishing.

Thompson, AL & Ryu, D. (In Press). Mood and anxiety disorders. In L.W. Roberts (Ed.), University student mental health: A guide for psychiatrists, psychologists, and leaders serving higher education. Arlington, VA: American Psychiatric Association Publishing.
Gerber, BS, Stolley, MR, Thompson, AL, Sharp, LK & Fitzgibbon, ML (2009). Mobile phone text messaging to
promote healthy behaviors and weight loss maintenance: A feasibility study. Health Informatics Journal, 15, 17-25.

 
 
 

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