Dr. Dana Cunningham

Psychologist Consultant

Dana Cunningham, Ph.D. obtained her doctorate in clinical psychology from Southern Illinois University at Carbondale, and is a licensed clinical psychologist. Following the completion of her internship at the University of Maryland Medical System/ Maryland Veterans Administration Consortium, she completed a two-year postdoctoral fellowship at the Center for School Mental Health, which is located in the Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at the University of Maryland School of Medicine. Dr. Cunningham has provided mental health services to youth and families in a variety of settings including community mental health centers, inpatient hospitals, juvenile detention centers, and schools. Dr. Cunningham has provided school mental health services to adolescents in Baltimore City Public Schools and Prince George’s County Public Schools for over 10 years. She has facilitated numerous trainings for teachers, families and school staff on various aspects of mental health including trauma, adolescent development, staff wellness and behavior management. Dr. Cunningham has also served as a Resource Specialist and provided technical assistance and support to a Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) Safe Schools Healthy Students grantee, which is focused on mental health promotion, and youth violence and substance abuse prevention. Dr. Cunningham is currently a Faculty Consultant at the Center for School Mental Health, and since 2006 she has been the Director of the Prince George’s School Mental Health Initiative (PGSMHI). Dr. Cunningham also serves as a Co-Facilitator for a National Practice Group focused on Cultural Responsiveness and Equity through the National Community of Practice on Collaborative School Behavioral Health. Dr. Cunningham has contributed to several articles and research presentations on topics related to school mental health practice and policy. She is also the author of a children’s book, A Day I’ll Never Forget, which was developed to support children impacted by parental incarceration