Dr. Marilyn Stern Presents at the 2014 Society of Pediatric Psychology Annual Conference
The Department of Rehabilitation and Mental Health Counseling was well represented at the annual conference of the Society of Pediatric Psychology.
Dr. Marilyn Stern and colleagues presented 5 posters at the Conference that addressed a number of important areas of maternal and child health. Two of the posters addressed the pediatric chronic illness system of care. In her examination of the mental health needs of caregivers of children with chronic illnesses, determining how a caregiver first enters into a pediatric system of care may have implications for the development of interventions to assist the caregiver in coping more effectively with the care of the patient as well as themselves. Understanding discrepancies that occur when parents disagree on how their child is feeling may raise questions on how these types of reports can be best utilized in the diagnosis and delivery of care.
For more about Dr. Stern's research, see her Departmental home page.
The Society of Pediatric Psychology is Division 54 of the American Psychological Association. The mission of the Society is to promote the health and psychological well-being of children and their families through science and an evidence-based approach to practice, education, training, advocacy and consultation.