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GiShawn Mance, Ph.D.

Dr. Mance is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychology. She received her Ph.D. in clinical psychology from DePaul University in Chicago, IL.  Dr. Mance completed her pre-doctoral internship at Duke University Medical Center in Durham, NC, and post-doctoral training from Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health in Baltimore, MD. 
Dr. Mance is engaged in preventive intervention research which addresses adolescent depression, chronic stress, complex trauma, coping, and social/community networks.  Her research also explores cultural, contextual, and psychosocial factors that influence symptom presentation, trajectories, and interventions for underserved children and adolescents.
Additionally, Dr. Mance is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist dedicated to providing quality, comprehensive mental health services.  In private practice she provides individual, group, and family services to children and adults in Silver Spring, MD.  Her specialty areas include child mental health (6 yrs – 12yrs), trauma treatments, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), and parent support/guidance.  Other clinical areas of expertise include mood and anxiety disorders, issues of adjustment, life transitions, and anger management.  Dr. Mance also has extensive experience in conducting comprehensive psychological assessments for children and adolescents.