Lead, Teen and Family Support Service
Pediatric Psychologist; Hematology, Oncology and Blood and Marrow Transplantation
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Education

Medical School: 

University of La Verne

Internship: 

USC-UCEDD at Children's Hospital Los Angeles, Pediatric Psychology Rotation. APA-accredited

Fellowship: 

USC-UCEDD at Children's Hospital Los Angeles, Pediatric Psychology. APA-accredited

Accomplishments

Professional Memberships: 

American Psychological Association (APA) California Psychological Association (CPA) Society for Pediatric Psychology California Latino Psychological Association (CLPA)

Awards: 

Exemplary Scholar Award (2011), USC-UCEDD at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles. California Department of Mental Health Educational Stipend (CAPIC/MHSA) for Clinical Psychologist Award Recipient (2009), Los Angeles. Hispanic Scholarship Fund Recipient (2008), Los Angeles.

Publications: 

Pain experience in children with advanced cancer. Van Cleve L, Muñoz CE, Riggs ML, Bava L, Savedra M. J Pediatr Oncol Nurs. 2012 Jan-Feb

29(1):28-36. doi: 10.1177/1043454211432295.

Research Interests: 

Cancer survivorship and psycho-educational functioning; relationship between chronic pediatric health conditions and cognitive and mental health functioning; multiculturalism, and cultural and linguistic competent mental health services and assessment; Issues of access and utilization of mental health services for underserved populations; Program development.

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