Delana Parker, PhD
Psychologist, UT Health Austin Pediatric Psychiatry at Dell Children’s
University of California, Los Angeles, PhD, Clinical Psychology
University of California, Los Angeles, BA, Psychology
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
Biography and Education
Delana Parker, PhD, is a licensed pediatric pain psychologist in UT Health Austin Pediatric Psychiatry at Dell Children’s. 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 focus involves 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.
- Chronic illness self-management
- Pediatric pain
- Texas State Board of Examiners of Psychologists