Behavioral and Psychosocial Oncology
The Division of Behavioral and Psychosocial Oncology is a multidisciplinary team of healthcare professionals responsible for clinical care, training, and research that addresses the emotional, social, spiritual and physical needs of people affected by cancer. This division also promotes cancer prevention through wellness behavior training such as smoking cessation, weight reduction, nutritional counseling and exercise.
Clinical services are provided to patients of the Simmons Cancer Institute alongside professionals with expertise in clinical psychology, chaplaincy, clinical social work, nursing, and consult-liaison psychiatry.
The Side-by-Side Program provides psychological treatment in conjunction with other healthcare providers in the treatment of cancer patients and their families. The psychological responses of patients to cancer at all stages of the disease and that of their families and caregivers; and the psychological, behavioral and social factors that may influence the disease process and long-term survival following their treatment.
Chad Noggle, PhD, Assistant Professor and Division Chief
Emily Lane, LCSW, Adjunct Instructor
Patricia Fank, PsyD, Assistant Professor
- Individual Therapy
- Family Therapy
- Group Therapy
- Expressive Therapy
- Psychological Evaluation
- Treatment for Sexual Difficulties
- Relaxation training
- Guided imagery training
- Case Management
- Patient navigation
- Nutritional Counseling
- Spiritual Counseling
- Support Groups
- Patient Education
- Katherine Howerter video