Dr. Allison Bicksler is a licensed clinical psychologist (CA PSY25800) specializing in clinical and health psychology and sub-specialization in chronic pain. She is the lead psychologist at St. Jude Medical Center Chronic Pain Program, where she works as part of a comprehensive interdisciplinary team to address the complex intersections between medical conditions, pain, and mental health. She is also the Training Director of the Chronic Pain Program’s pre-doctoral Advanced Practicum program, focusing on high-quality training for the next generation of pain and health psychologists.
Dr. Bicksler earned her doctoral degree in clinical psychology (Psy.D.) from the American School of Professional Psychology, an APA-accredited program, in 2011. She completed her predoctoral internship at the University of California, Riverside, where she obtained strong generalist training in psychopathology, crisis/trauma assessment and treatment, and brief psychotherapy. She completed a two-year postdoctoral fellowship in health and neuropsychology, with experience in hospital, skilled nursing, and private practice settings, providing opportunities to integrate well-defined skills in diagnosing and treating psychopathology with complex medical presentations.
Dr. Bicksler has presented at conferences and provided educational trainings in a variety of inpatient and outpatient healthcare settings, both to professionals and laypersons. She has served as a clinical supervisor to doctoral students at various levels of training and has taught as a doctoral-level professor. She is on the Medical Staff at Providence St. Jude Medical Center, where serves on the Pain Steering, Physician Well-Being, and Behavioral Health Committees. She has been a Board Member of the American Association of Pain Psychology since 2023.