Adherence and Self-Management Special Interest Group

Mission Statement

The mission of the Society of Pediatric Psychology Adherence & Self-Management 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 regimen adherence 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 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 adherence and strategies for improving adherence.
  • 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 medical regimen adherence.


Winter 2022

Winter 2020

Fall 2021

Communications Chair: Desiree Williford, Ph.D.

Leadership & Committees

The Adherence & Self-Management SIG is comprised of three separate committees:

Members of the Adherence & Self-Management SIG can choose to join a committee and participate in committee-wide activities, in addition to SIG-wide activities. Leaders of each committee communicate regularly about their respective projects and plan for SIG-wide initiatives.

For questions, please contact the SIG co-chairs:

Rachel Tenenbaum, PhD

Kate Gamwell, PhD

To Join

SPP invites members with a shared interest to consider joining one or more Special Interest Groups (SIGs) by logging into the Member Portal and going to "Join a SIG/RIG/Affinity Group" on the dropbox.

Please email the ASM Chairs to be added to the SIG listserv

For More Information

Please visit our SIG website at: