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Chavis Patterson, PhD
Patient Support Professional
Director of Psychosocial Services
Division of Neonatology
The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
2 Main, Room 2NW59A
3401 Civic Center Boulevard
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Dr. Chavis Patterson is a licensed Clinical Psychologist whose work focuses on stressors that put children, couples, and families at risk for future difficulties. He received his master and doctoral degrees from the American University in Washington D.C. and completed his internship at the Philadelphia Child Guidance Center. He has worked with families and their adolescents at Temple University’s Center for Research on Adolescent Drug Abuse, The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Congreso de Latinos Unidos, and the NorthEast Treatment Centers. Dr. Patterson has conducted classes on parenting and has presented nationally on topics such as family and parental relationships, coping with a chronic illness, and non-medical alternatives to pain management.
Currently, Dr. Patterson works at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) in the Neonatal / Infant Intensive Care Unit (N/IICU). He is responsible for oversight of the provision of expert psychosocial care to the families as they cope with the complexities associated with having a child in a N/IICU.
In addition to his work at CHOP, he is a member and on the executive board of the Delaware Valley Chapter of the Association of Black Psychologists. Dr. Patterson is also on the Board of Directors for the Sickle Cell Disease Association of America, Philadelphia / Delaware Valley Chapter.
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