University of Vermont

College of Arts and Sciences

Department of Psychological Science

Alexandra Thomsen

Adjunct Appointment

Alexandra Thomsen

Alexandra Thomsen
Clinical Assistant Professor

Education
  • A.B. Harvard University, 1989
  • Ph.D. University of Vermont, 2000
C.V. (PDF)
Contact Information
Email: alexandra.thomsen@uvm.edu
Address: FAHC, Patrick 408
Phone: (802) 847-0023

Areas

I am a pediatric psychologist at Vermont Children's Hospital/Fletcher Allen Health Care, and I specialize in working with children with cancer and their families. Our service offers behavioral interventions to assist children with pain management and treatment associated stressors (e.g., taking medication, injections and other painful procedures). In addition, we provide support and psychotherapy to children with cancer and their families as needed. I also do general outpatient work with children with other psychiatric and medical conditions. Finally, my work here involves supervision of psychology trainees, as well as teaching to the pediatric residents and other hospital staff.

Representative Publications

  • Thomsen, A.H., Compas, B.E., Colletti, R.B., & Stanger, C. (2002). Parent reports of coping and stress responses. Journal of Pediatric Psychology, 27, 215-226.
  • Compas, B.E., Connor, J.K., Saltzman, H., Thomsen, A.H., & Wadsworth, M.E. (2001). Coping with stress during childhood and adolescence: Progress, problems and potential in theory and research. Psychological Bulletin, 127, 87-127.
  • Connor-Smith, J.K., Compas, B.E., Wadsworth, M.E., Thomsen, A.H., & Saltzman, H. (2000). Responses to stress in adolescence: Measurement of coping and involuntary stress responses. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 68, 976-992.
  • Compas, B.E., & Thomsen, A.H. (1999). Commentary: Coping and responses to stress among children with recurrent abdominal pain. Journal of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics, 20, 17-18.
  • Compas, B.E., Connor, J.K., Harding (Thomsen), A., Saltzman, H., & Wadsworth, M. (1999). Getting specific about coping: Effortful and involuntary responses to stress in development. In M. Lewis & D. Ramsey (Eds.), Stress and Soothing. Mahwah, New Jersey: Erlbaum.
  • Compas, B.E., Stoll, M.F., Thomsen, A.H., Oppedisano, G., Epping-Jordan, J.E., & Krag, D.N. (1999). Adjustment to breast cancer: Age-related differences in coping and emotional distress. Breast Cancer Research & Treatment, 1233, 1-9.
  • Compas, B.E., & Harding (Thomsen), A. (1998). Competence across the lifespan: Lessons from coping with cancer. In D. Pushkar, W. Bukowski, A. Schwartzman, D. Stack, & D. White (eds.), Improving competence across the lifespan: Building interventions based on theory and research. New York: Plenum.

Chair

Clinical Training Program Director

General/Experimental Program Director

Undergraduate Director

Business Manager

Biobehavioral
Clinical
Developmental
Social
Behavioral Pharmacology
Joint Appointment
Behavior Therapy and Psychotherapy Faculty
Clinical Psychology Internship Program (CPIP)
Post-Doctoral Fellows
Emeriti Faculty
Lecturers
Research/Adjunct
Contact UVM © 2014 The University of Vermont - Burlington, VT 05405 - (802) 656-3131