Dr. Chavis Patterson, a licensed Clinical Psychologist, focuses on stressors that put children, couples, and families at risk for future difficulties. He received his degrees from the American University in Washington D.C. and completed his internship at the Philadelphia Child Guidance Center. Dr. Patterson works at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) in the Newborn/Infant Intensive Care Unit (N/IICU). As the Director of Psychosocial Services, 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 sick child. Partnering with the interdisciplinary team, he functions as an administrative leader, educator and researcher. He has presented at national conferences published numerous articles.
He is a member of the National Perinatal Association, the National Network of Neonatal Psychologists, the Marcé Society of North America, the Society of Pediatric Psychology, and the Association of Black Psychologists, Delaware Valley Chapter.