Category: Health Psychology / Behavioral Medicine - Child

Symposium

Symposium 94 - Behavioral Interventions for Pediatric Health Conditions: Results From Prospective Studies

Saturday, November 18
1:45 PM - 3:15 PM
Location: Indigo Ballroom B, Level 2, Indigo Level

Keywords: Health Psychology | Child | Longitudinal
Presentation Type: Symposium

The proposed 90 minute symposium will highlight behavioral research in pediatric psychology that has resulted from collaborations within medical settings; a topic that aligns well with the ABCT 2017 conference theme of Applying CBT in Diverse Contexts. Prospective research designs and evaluation of long-term outcomes in pediatric psychology is warranted to assess change during critical developmental periods (Holmbeck et al, 2003). This symposium includes five speakers and a Discussant from 6 different institutions and includes two trainees as well as early and mid-career psychologists. Specifically, this symposium will focus on how to tailor developmentally appropriate behaviorally based interventions for youth with chronic health conditions and their families.


First, a cognitive-behavioral play intervention (CBPI) to improve coping skills in young pediatric populations will be presented and its application to siblings of children with cancer will be discussed. Next, longitudinal data and multi-leveling modeling results on parental functioning and child pain outcomes for youth with treatment refractory chronic pain and their parents enrolled in an interdisciplinary pediatric pain rehabilitation program will be presented. This program utilizes individual, group, and family CBT, and parent education and support. Third, pre, post, and 3-month data on the efficacy of an emotional overeating intervention using DBT skills for adolescents (most of whom are obese) to target binge-eating symptoms will be presented.


The following two presentations will highlight the use of mobile heath interventions for young people with complex medical needs. First, the application of a mobile health, 90-day intensive training intervention (ITP) to improve health-related behavior and disease knowledge among youth with Sickle Cell Disease will be presented. Specifically, the ITP included three provider-led education modules, medication tracking via video “selfies,” and provider reinforcement through video messages in the app. Lastly, results from an RCT that utilizes apps for the treatment of adolescent and young adult survivors of cancer will be presented with a focus on treatment development and feasibility.


The Discussant will highlight how to apply longitudinal assessment models of pediatric chronic conditions in hospital settings to better elucidate changes over time in individuals that are also changing, developing, and maturing. She will also discuss unique developmental considerations when designing and tailoring behavioral interventions for young people with complex medical needs and their families including key components of psychologist/pediatrician collaborations. 

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Christine B. Sieberg

Attending Psychologist/Assistant Professor
Boston Children's Hospital/Harvard Medical School

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Elizabeth McQuaid

Professor of Psychiatry and Human Behavior; Professor of Pediatrics; Director of the Brown Clinical Psychology Training Consortium
Warren Alpert Medical School at Brown University

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    Karla Fehr

    Assistant Professor
    Southern Illinois University

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    Christine B. Sieberg

    Attending Psychologist/Assistant Professor
    Boston Children's Hospital/Harvard Medical School

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    Rebecca Kamody

    Doctoral Student/Pre-doctoral Clinical Psychology Intern
    University of Memphis/Yale Child Study Center

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    Lindsay Anderson

    Postdoctoral Fellow
    Duke University

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    Lisa Schwartz

    Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
    Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

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