Special Interest Groups
At its most recent meeting, the SPP board approved a proposal for the development of Special Interest Groups within SPP. Details are provided below.
Current Special Interest Groups
Adherence Special Interest Group
The mission of this SIG is to promote evidence-based approaches to research and clinical service targeting the assessment and treatment of regimen adherence concerns in youth and families across a variety of chronic health conditions.
Adolescent and Young Adult Special Interest Group
The mission of the Adolescent and Young Adult (AYA) SIG is to provide a structure for Society of Pediatric Psychology members to play an active role in the advancement of research, practice, and policy related to AYAs with chronic health conditions and their health care transitions.
Craniofacial Special Interest Group
The Craniofacial SIG consists of SPP members who share an interest in craniofacial conditions.
Complementary and Alternative Medicine Special Interest Group
The Society of Pediatric Psychology Complementary and Integrative Medicine (CIM) SIG provides a forum for communication and discussion about the role of CIM as it relates to advancing the health and well-being of pediatric populations.
Diversity Special Interest Group
The Society of Pediatric Psychology (SPP) is committed to promoting diversity in pediatric psychology research and clinical care, to increasing the number of SPP members from diverse backgrounds, and to providing services and resources for SPP members who are members of underrepresented groups.
Epilepsy Special Interest Group
Since epilepsy presents challenges for more than 1% of youth, our goals are to increase awareness of epilepsy among SPP members, foster communication between and support for pediatric psychologists, and liaison with the American Epilepsy Society (AES).
Obesity Special Interest Group
We provide education, training and mentoring of psychologists in the care of overweight/obese youth and advocacy for public policy.
Pediatric Bioethics Special Interest Group
This Bioethics SIG will provide a forum to discuss challenges, share ideas and resources, and pursue collaborative relationships with a community of other pediatric psychologists.
Pediatric Cardiology Special Interest Group
The Pediatric Cardiology SIG is devoted to the discussion of issues faced by pediatric psychologists who work with children who have congenital heart disease, cardiac transplant, or other cardiac conditions.
Pediatric Consultation and Liaison Special Interest Group
In addition to our efforts to improve the quality of care we provide as consultation-liason psychologists, we will use the SIG as a format to promote discussion, education, research, and networking amongst us.
Pediatric Gastroenterology Special Interest Group
The mission of this SIG is to facilitate the study and discussion of psychosocial aspects of pediatric gastroenterological conditions; develop collaborative relationships among practitioners who carry out psychological interventions with pediatric GI populations, and educate clinical professionals about the psychosocial issues which may affect the child or adolescent with a gastroenterological condition.
Pediatric Pain Special Interest Group
Pediatric pain is a common condition of childhood/adolescence. As such, many pediatric psychologists research and provide clinical care in this area and specialized programs are developing. The Pain SIG provides a forum for communication and discussion about the many developments in the field.