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

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Student Spotlight

Introduction: CASIE MORGAN

Casie Morgan is a fourth year graduate student in the Medical/Clinical Psychology doctoral program at the University of Alabama at Birmingham under the mentorship of David Schwebel, Ph.D. in the UAB Youth Safety Lab. In addition to the work she conducts in the UAB Youth Safety Lab, Casie is also an active research assistant with Christina Rodriguez, Ph.D. in the Parenting Challenges with Kids (PaCK) Lab, and Sarah O’Kelley, Ph.D. and Kristi Guest, Ph.D. in the Autism Database Lab. In all three of these labs, Casie engages in data collection and analysis, project development and management, dissemination of results through conference presentations and published manuscripts, and mentorship for undergraduate and graduate students. Casie is recognized as an outstanding student who has made contributions to the field of pediatric psychology through research, clinical work, mentoring, and service. Casie’s areas of research interest include family dynamics, disruptive behavior in children, and examining influences of media and technology on family health outcomes. Her dissertation, which was funded by grants from the APAGS Psychological Science Research Grant and the APA Division 53 Routh Dissertation Grant, examines the impact of superhero media on preschool children’s risky play behavior and unintentional injury outcomes. Clinically, Casie has gained experiences with a number of pediatric populations in the medical setting, including pediatric cancer survivors, children with sickle cell disease, children diagnosed with autism spectrum disorders and other developmental or genetic disorders (e.g., ADHD, Prader Willi, Tuberous Sclerosis Complex, and Pitt-Hopkins), and children with chronic diseases (e.g., HIV and Cystic Fibrosis) and functional disorders (e.g., PNES). Beyond her research and clinical interests, Casie is passionate about diversity-related issues and continuously works toward improving her knowledge and skills related to diversity, equity, and inclusion. She is an active member of the UAB Medical/Clinical Psychology Diversity Committee, the SPP Division 54 Antiracism Research Workgroup, and the APA Division 46 Graduate Stepping Program. In the future, Casie hopes to develop and manage her own federally-funded lab in an academic or medical setting, help underserved families from diverse backgrounds, teach psychology, and incorporate mentoring into her regular work-life.

Society of Pediatric Psychology Highlights

2022 SPP AWARDS OF DISTINCTION

Congratulate Jennifer Pendley, Marilyn Sampilo, Laura Mee, Maru Barrera, Diane Chen, and Melissa Alderfer for their award-winning contributions.

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The April issue of Progress Notes includes President's Message, SPP Board of Directors candidates, History Spotlight, and much more.

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Publications

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.

Publications

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.

COVID-RELATED RESOURCES

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.