Craniofacial Special Interest Group

The Craniofacial SIG consists of SPP members who share an interest in craniofacial conditions. The general goals of this SIG are to:

  • Increase awareness of craniofacial conditions among SPP members.
  • Facilitate communication, collaboration and consultation among members regarding providing care and education for children with craniofacial conditions and their families.
  • Facilitate collaboration on research addressing psychosocial issues associated with having a craniofacial condition.
  • Provide education opportunities and clinical materials for professionals (including continuing education for psychologists, non-psychologist members of craniofacial care teams, teachers and other school professionals), those in training (including graduate students, interns and post-doctoral students), and for families regarding the psychosocial issues associated with craniofacial conditions.
  • Serve as advocates for these children and their families.
  • Liaison with the American Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Association.

SIG Newsletters


Past Chairs

  • Alessia Johns, PhD, ABPP; Children's Hospital of Los Angeles
  • Canice Crerand, PhD; Nationwide Children's Hospital
  • Patricia Marik, PsyD; Children's Hospital of Wisconsin
  • Heather Snyder, PhD; Edinboro University
  • Amy Conrad, PhD; University of Iowa Children's Hospital
  • Celia Heppner, PsyD; Children's Medical Center
  • Janine Rosenberg, PhD; University of Illinois Hospital and Health Science System, Chicago


Meredith Albert, PhD
Shriners Hospitals for Children-Chicago

Leanna Magee, PhD
The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia


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.