Doctoral students present at the Society for Pediatric Psychology annual conference

The department of clinical and health psychology was well represented at the Society for Pediatric Psychology, or SPPAC, annual conference (Division 54 of the American Psychological Association) April 25-28 in New Orleans.

The Society for Pediatric Psychology aims to promote the health and psychological well-being of children, youth and their families through science and an evidence-based approach to practice, education, training, advocacy and consultation.

The following UF doctoral students and interns delivered poster presentations at the conference:

Abigail Peterson and Lexi Himelhoch: “Youth Asthma Disclosure with Caregivers”

Elizabeth Wolock: “A Systematic Review of Social Functioning and Peer Relationships in Adolescents with Chronic Pain”

Hailey Inverso: “On the Same Page: An Examination of Adolescent-Caregiver Discordance on Reports of Adolescent Sleep, Anxiety, and Depressive Symptoms, and Family Functioning in Pediatric IBD.”  Inverso also won a best poster award from the pediatric gastroenterology special interest group.

Jennifer Kelleher: “Coping Styles and the Path Towards Transition Readiness in Adolescents with Type 1 Diabetes”

Kylie Hill: “Caregiver Stress in the Context of Pediatric Asthma: Impact on Parent-Child Communication Patterns and Youth Quality of Life”

Manuela Sinisterra: “Caregiver-adolescent asthma interaction styles as protective factors for macro-level barriers to asthma management: An initial qualitative overview”

Rebecca Quiñones and Jennifer Kelleher: Led a professional development seminar entitled “Acknowledge, Honor, and Integrate: Inclusion of Religion, Spirituality, and Meaning-Making in Pediatric Psychology.”

Sara Wetter-Wren and Hannah Manis: “Diabetes Journey Trial Design and Baseline Characteristics: An Intervention to Reduce Barriers to Type 1 Diabetes Self-Management”