Welcome to the Society of Pediatric Psychology!

We actively promote the health and psychological well-being of all children, youth and families.


Member Portal

Log in to the member portal to update your account settings, renew your membership, view the membership directory, and sign up for SIGs and affinity groups.


Karen Dimentstein, MPH is a fourth year Clinical Psychology PhD student at Nova Southeastern University under the mentorship of Jessica Valenzuela, PhD. Her research focuses on health disparities in type 1 diabetes treatment, adherence, and outcomes. She is also interested in public health, health promotion, and health policy. Karen is recognized as an outstanding student who has made contributions to the field of pediatric psychology through research, clinical work, and advocacy. She looks forward to continuing to serve youth with type 1 diabetes and their families.

Society of Pediatric Psychology Highlights

Mark your calendars for the 2022 SPP Fall Virtual Conference taking place on
Friday, November 4th 10-5 pm EDT.

The theme for our first-ever SPP Fall Virtual Conference is “Making A Difference: High-Impact Research in Pediatric Psychology from Community to Tertiary Care.”



The Society of Pediatric Psychology publishes two journals. The Journal of Pediatric Psychology is the scientific publication and publishes articles related to theory, research, and professional practice in pediatric psychology. The Clinical Practice in Pediatric Psychology® is the scholarly journal and publishes peer-reviewed papers representing the professional and applied activities of pediatric psychology.


News and Statements

Statement by the Society of Pediatric Psychology on the war in Ukraine

VIEW the following statement in response to the war in Ukraine.

Statement On Supporting Gender-Affirming Care For TGD Youth

SPP joins the American Psychological Association (statement from APA president), American Medical Association,
and American Academy of Pediatrics, among others, in supporting gender-affirming care for TGD youth.


View resources collated by SPP leadership for coping with pandemic related changes. 

Statement on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

The SPP Board of Directors as well as the APA President have issued statements on racism. Please read and consider joining our Diversity Committee in efforts focused on the impact of these events on SPP, its members, the work we do, the families we serve, and the communities to which we belong.