Angela M. Tunno, PhD, MS, is an Assistant Professor and Licensed Clinical Psychologist at Duke University School of Medicine, the National Center for Child Traumatic Stress, and the Center for Child & Family Health. She received her doctorate in Clinical Child Psychology at the University of Kansas and her Master of Science in Applied Clinical Psychology at the University of South Carolina-Aiken. She also completed a fellowship at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Division of Violence Prevention (DVP) where she helped develop and disseminate national prevention efforts focused on community violence and child maltreatment.
Dr. Tunno’s areas of specialty include clinical, research, advocacy, and social justice efforts focused on the impact of trauma and systemic inequities for children, youth, and families. She has a specific clinical and research focus on the intersection of trauma exposure and high-risk behavior (e.g., suicidal thoughts/behavior, substance use). Her clinical practice is informed by evidence-based approaches, such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and Dialectical Behavior Therapy with a foundation in the power of incorporating strengths and methods of healing for adults, families, and youth from different backgrounds into a holistic approach to treatment. Collaboration; partnering with youth, families, and adults; and cultural humility are at the foundation of her clinical, research, systems, and community work. She values true partnership and the importance of community-led efforts to build collective methods to prevention and intervention.
Areas of Focus: Trauma-Informed Evidence-Based Treatment, Trauma-Informed Organization/Practice, Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Resource Parent Curriculum (RPC)