Welcome to the Society of Pediatric Psychology!

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

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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.


SPPAC 2023: MARCH 30-APRIL 1, 2023

301 East North Water Street, Chicago, Illinois

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Society of Pediatric Psychology Highlights

Ethical Challenges in Pediatric Psychology: 2023

Gerald P. Koocher, PhD, ABPP
3.0 Ethics CEs Free to Attendees who are members of Society of Pediatric Psychology

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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.