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.

  • Diabetes Special Interest Group 
    The Diabetes Special Interest Group promotes the use of evidenced-based approaches to assess and treat the biopsychosocial factors associated with morbidity in diabetes.

  • 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 one percent 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).

  • Hematology/Oncology/Blood and Marrow Transplant Special Interest Group 
    This SIG collaborates with organizations with a similar focus and current SPP SIGs that often overlap with the hematology/oncology/blood and marrow transplant population. 

  • Integrated Primary Care Special Interest Group
    The purpose of the Integrated Primary Care SIG will be to create a network of professionals to highlight the work and growing nature of pediatric psychologists caring for children in pediatric primary care and integrated health care settings. 

  • Medical Traumatic Stress Special Interest Group 
    The Medical Traumatic Stress Special Interest Group (MTS SIG) stimulates research on the nature of medical traumatic stress and develop, refine and disseminate interventions to address it.

  • Neonatology Special Interest Group
    The goal of this SIG offer a space for psychologists and others to discuss screening and treatment options available to parents while their child is in the neonatal intensive unit.  

  • 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.