Category: Health Psychology / Behavioral Medicine - Child

Clinical Roundtable

Clinical Round Table 7 - Demystifying Cognitive-Behavioral Interventions in Pediatric Medical Populations

Saturday, November 18
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Location: Sapphire Ballroom K & L, Level 4, Sapphire Level

Keywords: Behavioral Medicine | CBT | Health Psychology
Presentation Type: Clinical Roundtable

This clinical round table aims to illustrate the diversity of cognitive behavioral treatment (CBT) applications within the subspecialty of pediatric psychology. A substantial evidence base has been established supporting the use of CBT protocols with medically compromised children, and the impact of these treatments on both physical and mental health outcomes is compelling. Within medical settings, CBT shows promise for treatment targets such as anxiety, depression, pain, and somatic symptoms, as well as adherence to medical regimens and the unique challenges facing families and staff during all phases of treatment, including palliative care. Panelists will describe CBT approaches (including adaptations to Dialectical Behavior Therapy and Parent Child Interaction Therapy) for managing complex dynamics that can emerge in the context of parenting children with medical illness. A brief review of the empirical evidence for various adapted treatments will be presented, emphasizing common CBT strategies used across these trials.  Panelists will highlight how these techniques mirror the use of CBT in traditional settings, as well as key distinctions that should be considered.  Sensitively adapting core CBT principles and interventions to improve "goodness-of-fit" with children confronted with illness will be discussed. The presenters have expertise in applying CBT in a wide cross-section of pediatric populations and within diverse pediatric settings (e.g., outpatient, inpatient, ICU, primary care). Practice guidelines, as well as areas for future direction, will be discussed. 

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Corinne Catarozoli

Psychology Fellow
Weill Cornell Medicine

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Christina Salley

Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
NYU School of Medicine

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Lara Brodzinsky

Attending Psychologist, Pediatric Integrated Behavioral Health/ Clinical Assistant Professor of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
NYU Langone Medical Center

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Samantha Miller

Director of Behavioral Medicine, Chronic Disease Program/ Clinical Assistant Professor
Dell Children’s Medical Center/ University of Texas at Austin

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Johanna Carpenter

Director of Psychology Internship Training / Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
Nemours/A.I. duPont Hospital for Children / Sidney Kimmel Medical College, Thomas Jefferson University

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Becky H. Lois

Director of Psychology, Pediatric Integrated Behavioral Health
Hassenfeld Children's Hospital at NYU Langone Medical Center

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