Highlight: Adherence Self-Management

The Adherence and Self-Management (ASM) SIG strives to provide evidence-based self-management and adherence related content to providers, researchers, and patients. The beauty of our SIG is that the content it is applicable to all pediatric chronic health conditions and most of the tips and tools can be generalized to general self-management as well. Ongoing projects and initiatives include working on cross-SIG collaborations and related resources, research and clinical case presentation/think-tank webinars, and increasing trainee involvement. Each of our committees has been hard at work. Please see below for more detailed information and updates.

The Communications Committee of the Adherence and Self-Management SIG’s Leadership Board has been expanding the SIG’s social media presence, specifically by ensuring that information from the other ASM Committees is disseminated via the ASM X account (@SPP_AdhSM; formally twitter) and Division 54 list serv. The Communications Committee is currently seeking member accomplishments via SurveyMonkey (https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/JG7BV32) for our newsletter and program, trainee, and publication highlights (https://forms.gle/nEGXFi6SHohgTzjh6) to be featured on our social media accounts.

The Intervention Committee of the Adherence and Self-Management SIG’s Leadership Board has continued collaboration with colleagues in various pediatric psychology specialties to create and disseminate research and evidence-based education on adherence and self-management for different chronic conditions. These information are being distributed via social media and listserv with targeted audience of patients, caregivers, and clinicians.

The Dissemination Committee of the Adherence and Self-Management SIG’s Leadership Board has continued to build their Kudos page with summaries of recently published adherence and self-management articles (see: https://www.growkudos.com/profile/adherence_sig_1). These summaries are being completed by members of the Leadership Board, as well as by mentored undergraduate and graduate students. The Dissemination Committee has also been working on developing a Case Presentation webinar series with our first one being scheduled for March 2024.



Adherence & Self-Management SIG

The mission of the Society of Pediatric Psychology ASM SIG is to foster professional collaboration and to further the field’s understanding and use of evidence-based approaches towards the assessment and promotion of treatment adherence and self-management among youth with a chronic medical condition and their families, in research and clinical care


  • To assemble and disseminate research and evidence-based approaches to assessment and intervention for self-management and adherence via publications, presentations, and the development of shared databases.
  • To facilitate research and clinical collaborations by creating shared resources and providing opportunities for networking.
  • To develop and deliver training in empirically-based tools for assessing self-management and adherence as well as strategies for improving these key areas to well-being.
  • To refine issues in the field of non-adherence (e.g., writing position statements, establishing best practice guidelines, devising a universal definition of adherence).
  • To provide mentorship to students and trainees in the field of pediatric adherence and self-management.

      Highlights of Opportunities and Upcoming Events

• Trainee poster submissions are due 3/20/24 and the winner will receive a cash prize! If you aren’t currently a ASM member all you need to do is join by the time you submit your application.

• The annual SIG business meeting will be held virtually on 4/15/24 at 6pm EST. All members and non-members are welcome to join!

• Dr. Christina Holbein will be doing a Case Presentation on 3/29/24 at 12pm EST on ways to promoted treatment adherence for young children with early-onset IBD.

• We have open leadership positions for the dissemination and assessment committees and hope you will consider applying!

• Check out our X-account (twitter) @AdhSM, your email, and our website https://div54adherencesig.weebly.com/ for ongoing updates and resources.

o If you are a new member, please email the SIG chair’s so we can add you to the listserv and highlight you on our twitter. https://pedpsych.org/sigs/adherence/

• Email your SIG chair and co-chair Drs. Kate Gamwell (Kaitlyn.gamwell@prismahealth.org) and Rachel Tennenbaum (rachelbtenenbaum@gmail.com) or our communication’s chair Mrs. Sara Lampert-Okin (sara.lampertokin@my.rfums.org), with questions!


Dr. Kate Gamwell                 Dr. Rachel Tennenbaum          Mrs. Sara Lampert-Okin              Dr. Amy Lang                          Dr. Ke Ding

Chair                                         Co-Chair                         Communication Chair          Dissemination Chair            Intervention Chair