Emma-Lorraine Baaba Bart-Plange, PhD

UChicago Faculty Physicians

Emma-Lorraine Baaba Bart-Plange, PhD

Clinical Associate of Pediatrics

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

Memberships & Medical Societies

  • American Psychological Association
  • Association of Black Psychologists

Practicing Since

  • 2019

Languages Spoken

  • English

Medical Education

  • Loyola University Stritch School of Medicine


  • Saint John Hospital and Medical Center


  • Childrens Hospital of Los Angeles

  • 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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