Society of Pediatric Psychology

Division 54: Society of Pediatric Psychology members are part of an integrated field of science and practice in which the principles of psychology are applied within the context of pediatric health. The field aims to promote the health and development of children, adolescents, and their families through use of evidence-based methods.

Areas of expertise within the field include, but are not limited to: psychosocial, developmental and contextual factors contributing to the etiology, course and outcome of pediatric medical conditions; assessment and treatment of behavioral and emotional concomitants of illness, injury, and developmental disorders; prevention of illness and injury; promotion of health and health-related behaviors; education, training and mentoring of psychologists and providers of medical care; improvement of health care delivery systems and advocacy for public policy that serves the needs of children, adolescents, and their families.



Tim Wysocki, PhD


Avani C. Modi, PhD, Cincinnati Children's Hospital, Cincinnati



Journal of Pediatric Psychology (10 issues per year)
Editor: Grayson N. Holmbeck, PhD, Loyola University, Chicago

Clinical Practice in Pediatric Psychology ®
Editors: Jennifer Shroff Pendley, PhD, Dupont Hospital for Children, Wilmington, Del.; and W. Douglas Tynan, PhD, Nemours Health and Prevention Services, Newark, Del.


Progress Notes (three issues per year)
Editor: Laura E. Simons, PhD, Children's Hospital Boston

Division-Sponsored Publications

Handbook of Pediatric Psychology , Fourth Edition, M. C. Roberts et al. (Guilford Press)

Read about Division 54 in the Monitor

Passing along wisdom
Division 54’s formal mentoring program creates relationships between pediatric psychologists at any career stage.

Division Meetings

Contact Information

Karen Roberts, Executive Secretary
Telephone: (785) 856-0713