Alysha Thompson, PhD

Dr. Thompson completed her graduate education at Suffolk University in Boston in clinical psychology with an emphasis in child and adolescent clinical psychology. She completed residency in pediatric psychology at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago and went on to complete a fellowship in clinical psychology with an emphasis in trauma in children and adolescents at the Trauma Center at Justice Resource Institute.
Prior to joining the staff at Seattle Children’s Hospital, Dr. Thompson was an attending psychologist on the Adolescent Inpatient Unit at Bradley Hospital and Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Human Behavior at Brown University. She is passionate about working with children and adolescents with acute mental illness and trauma and has focused her work primarily in inpatient psychiatric settings, though has also worked in other acute care settings such as therapeutic day schools and residential treatment programs for children and adolescents.


Child and Adolescent Trauma, The Trauma Center at Justice Resource Institute, Brookline, MA, 2013-2014
Pediatric Psychology, Rush University Medical Center, Chicago, IL , 2012-2013
PhD, Clinical Psychology, Suffolk University, Boston, MA, 2009-2013
MA, Clinical Psychology, Suffolk University, Boston, MA, 2007-2009
BA, Psychology, Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles, CA, 2003-2006

Department Affiliations

Other Affiliations

Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine Unit (PBMU) – Seattle Children’s Hospital

Recent Publications

Crisis Preparedness in Acute and Intensive Treatment Settings: Lessons Learned From a Year of COVID-19.
(2021 Jul 2)
J Am Acad Child Adolesc Psychiatry
Leffler JM, Esposito CL, Frazier EA, Patriquin MA, Reiman MK, Thompson AD, Waitz C

Nowhere to Go: Providing Quality Services for Children With Extended Hospitalizations on Acute Inpatient Psychiatric Units.
(2021 Mar)
J Am Acad Child Adolesc Psychiatry 60(3): 329-331
Thompson A, Simmons S, Wolff J

Models of Interdisciplinary Education in the Inpatient Psychiatry Setting.
(2020 Aug)
Acad Psychiatry 44(4): 504-505
Simmons S, Thompson A

Suicidal thoughts and behavior (STB) and psychosis-risk symptoms among psychiatrically hospitalized adolescents.
(2020 Apr)
Schizophr Res 218(): 240-246
Thompson E, Spirito A, Frazier E, Thompson A, Hunt J, Wolff J

Piloting of COPES: An Empirically Informed Psychosocial Intervention on an Adolescent Psychiatric Inpatient Unit.
(2018 Jul/Aug)
J Child Adolesc Psychopharmacol 28(6): 409-414
Wolff JC, Frazier EA, Weatherall SL, Thompson AD, Liu RT, Hunt JI

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