Alison Infield Kaufman, PsyD

Alison Infield Kaufman, PsyD

Alison Infield Kaufman, PsyD, is a psychologist in the Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.

Areas of Expertise: Cognitive-behavioral, acceptance-based, and family-based approaches to treating eating disorders, Behavioral management of chronic health conditions, Gastrointestinal diseases, Coping with illness
Locations: Main Campus
Appointments and Referrals: 1-800-TRY-CHOP (1-800-879-2467)

Education and Training

Internship

Predoctoral Psychology Internship, Clinical Psychology Intern – Regional Mental Health Center, Merrillville, IN

Fellowship

Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Psychology – Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA

Graduate Degree

MS in Clinical Psychology - Loyola University Maryland, Baltimore, MD

PsyD in Clinical Psychology - Loyola University Maryland, Baltimore, MD

Titles and Academic Titles

Psychologist

Departments and Services

Publications

Papers

2014

Butryn, M.L., Arigo, D., Raggio, G., Kaufman, A.I., Kerrigan, S.G, & Forman, E.F. Measuring the ability to tolerate activity-related discomfort: Initial validation of the Physical Activity Acceptance Questionnaire (PAAQ). J Phys Act Health. 2014 Aug 7. [Epub ahead of print].

Books

Chapters

2009

Sarwer, D.B., Infield, A.L., & Crerand, C.E. (2009). Plastic surgery for children and adolescents. In L. Smolak & J.K. Thompson (Eds.), Body Image, Eating Disorders, and Obesity in Youth: Assessment, Prevention, & Treatment 2nd ed., (pp. 303-325). Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.

Sarwer, D.B., & Infield A.L. (2009). Body image and other psychological issues in cosmetic breast augmentation. In M.A. Shiffman (Ed.), Breast Augmentation: Principles and Practice (pp. 117-125). Berlin-Heidelberg-New York: Springer-Verlag.

2007

Crerand, C.E., Infield, A.L., & Sarwer, D.B. (2007). Psychological considerations in cosmetic breast augmentation. Plastic and Surgical Nursing, 27, 146-154.

2006

Sarwer, D.B., Baker, A.W., & Infield, A.L. (2006). Psychological considerations in reoperative plastic surgery patients. In J.C. Grotting (Ed.), Reoperative Aesthetic & Reconstructive Plastic Surgery (pp. 55-76). St. Louis, MO: Quality Medical Publishing, Inc.

Posters and Presentations

Butryn, M.L., Arigo, D., Raggio, G., Kaufman, A.I., Kerrigan, S.G, & Forman, E.F (2014, April). Measuring the ability to tolerate activity-related discomfort: Initial validation of the Physical Activity Acceptance Questionnaire (PAAQ). Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Society of Behavioral Medicine, Philadelphia.

Leadership and Memberships

Memberships in professional organizations

National

2013-present, The Obesity Society

2012-present, American Psychological Association

2016-present, Academy of Eating Disorders 

Local

Crohn's and Colitis Foundation of America Chapter Medical Advisory Committee of Philadelphia/Delaware Valley