Emma-Lorraine Baaba Bart-Plange, PhD

Developmental & Behavioral Pediatrics | More

Clinical Associate of Pediatrics

UChicago Faculty Physicians hold faculty positions with the University of Chicago and provide care for patients on the academic health system’s main campus in Hyde Park and in care centers throughout the Chicago region.


Emma-Lorraine Baaba Bart-Plange, PhD, is a licensed clinical psychologist who specializes in developmental and behavioral pediatrics, treating children with a wide range of emotional, learning, behavior or developmental issues. Dr. Bart-Plange’s practice focuses on children struggling with chronic stress, developmental trauma, acculturation (adjusting to a new culture), violence exposure and more. She understands that the stressors facing trauma-exposed children and adolescents occur in many settings, so Dr. Bart-Plange emphasizes the importance of collaborating with families, other providers, schools, and community supports in her practice. She works closely with her patients and their families to understand their unique issues in order to find the best treatment. 

Dr. Bart-Plange is trained in a number of evidence-based practices, including:

  • Attachment, regulation and competency framework (ARC)
  • Interpersonal psychotherapy (IPT)
  • Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT)
  • Managing and adapting practices (MAP)
  • Trauma-focused cognitive behavioral therapy (TF-CBT)
  • Parent-child interaction therapy (PCIT-UC Davis Model).

Areas of Expertise

  • Adolescent Chronic Stress
  • Developmental Trauma

Medical Education

  • Loyola University Chicago


  • Providence Saint John’s Child and Family Development Center


  • Childen's Hospital Los Angeles; USC University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities

Memberships & Medical Societies

  • American Psychological Association
  • Association of Black Psychologists
  • Aetna HMO (specialists only)
  • Aetna POS
  • Aetna PPO
  • BCBS Blue Precision HMO (specialists only)
  • BCBS HMO (HMOI) (specialists only)
  • Cigna HMO
  • Cigna POS
  • Cigna PPO
  • CountyCare *see insurance page
  • Aetna Better Health *see insurance page
  • Medicare
  • Multiplan PPO
  • United Choice Plus POS/PPO
  • United Options (PPO)
  • United Select (HMO & EPO) (specialists only)
  • United W500 Emergent Wrap
  • Aetna Medicare Advantage HMO & PPO
  • BCBS Medicare Advantage HMO & PPO
  • Humana Medicare Advantage Choice PPO
  • Humana Medicare Advantage Gold Choice PFFS
  • Humana Medicare Advantage Gold Plus HMO
  • United Choice HMO (specialists only)
  • University of Chicago Health Plan (UCHP)
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At a Glance

Practicing Since2019

Languages Spoken

  • English