Cecilia Poon, PhD, ABPP

Staff Psychologist
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For Patient Appointments Call 402.559.5031

Clinic Practice Location:
Home Instead Center for Successful Aging (HICSA)
730 South 38th Avenue

Academic Office:
984185 Nebraska Medical Center Omaha, NE 68198-4185
Phone 402.552.5031

Education:
University of Southern California
PhD in Clinical Psychology (Aging Track), 2011

Piedmont Geriatric Hospital, Central Virginia Consortium
Predoctoral Geropsychology Internship, 2011

The Nebraska Medical Center
Postdoctoral Clinical Health Psychology Fellowship, 2013

Hospital Appointments:
The Nebraska Medical Center, Staff Psychologist

Biographical Sketch:
Cecilia Poon, PhD, ABPP is a licensed clinical psychologist and the health psychology internship training director at Nebraska Medicine. She became the first and only board-certified geropsychologist in Nebraska in 2020. She serves on committees and workgroups of the American Board of Geropsychology, the Society of Clinical Geropsychology within the American Psychological Association (APA; Division 12, Section 2), Division on Adult Development and Aging (APA Division 20), Psychologists in Long-term Care, and the Association of Postdoctoral Psychology and Internship Centers (APPIC). She has been a core member of the Nebraska Mental Health and Aging Coalition since 2017, and a research group member of the Behavioral Health Education Center of Nebraska (BHECN) since 2021.

Clinical interests: Aging and disability, caregiving, coping with chronic health conditions, death and dying, grief, and mindfulness- and acceptance-based interventions. Other professional interests: Geriatric behavioral health workforce, public policy advocacy, as well as multicultural and diversity considerations in practice, mentoring, supervision, and training.