Pediatric outreach meeting

Support within the pediatric community for integrating psychologists into pediatric primary care settings.

On Jan. 6, 2014, the Children, Youth and Families office held a pediatric outreach meeting, co-sponsored with the APA Center on Psychology and Health and the APA Education Directorate. This brainstorming meeting was held to explore options for building and acting on grassroots support within the pediatric community for integrating psychologists into pediatric primary care settings. APA members from Divisions 12, 25, 31, 33, 38, 53 and 54, including members of the Div. 54 Task Force on Training for Psychologists Working in Primary Care Settings, attended the meeting. Participants were psychologists who currently work in children’s hospitals and academic training centers, including those who can address diversity and health disparity issues. APA staff from the Center for Psychology and Health and the Education Government Relations office also attended the meeting.