About Psycho-Oncology

Psycho-Oncology at the Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center includes psychologists and psychiatrists who care deeply about the emotional needs of patients and their families as they cope with cancer and treatment.

Contact Us

Monday-Friday (except holidays)
8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
415-353-7019

Please use this number if you need to leave a message for a member of Psycho-Oncology, or if you need to reschedule an appointment.

The team works closely with Cancer Center providers to identify and address challenges with adjusting to the illness; the stresses of medical treatment; emotional needs; relationships and caregiving; coping with pain, insomnia and other symptoms; and much more. Providers use behavioral approaches and medication to help individuals who are facing cancer and treatment, and life beyond. The clinical service is open to individuals being treated at UCSF and their family members. We collaborate with other supportive care programs, such as the Cancer Resource Center, social work, Spiritual Care Services and the Symptom Management Service, to provide the best possible care for our patients and their families.

An important mission of Psycho-Oncology at UCSF is to raise the standard of psychosocial care across the Cancer Center through educational activities and research.


Fall 2016 - UCSF Psycho-Oncology presents:

Compass: Acting Mindfully for a Valued Life

A 7-week psychotherapy program focused on learning and practicing strategies based upon Acceptance and Commitment Therapy for cancer patients and survivors.

Open to UCSF cancer patients. Fees may apply depending upon insurance coverage. Please call (415) 353-7019 for more information.

Compass: Acting Mindfully for a Valued Life
Facilitated by Dianne Shumay PhD and Kei Yoshimatsu, MD

Where: UCSF Mount Zion
When: 7-week program. First session on September 15, 2016, 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm.
Who: Open to UCSF cancer patients and survivors

To register or for more information, please call 415-353-7019.

VIDEO: "Living with NETS: Optimizing Emotional Wellbeing for Patients and Their Caregivers"


Dianne M. Shumay, PhD
Associate Directory, Psycho-Oncology, UCSF Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center

 

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