Christina M. Rouse, PsyD, is a pediatric psychologist in the Division of Urology and Pediatric Health and Behavior Program. Dr. Rouse completed her fellowship in General Pediatric Psychology at Nationwide Children’s Hospital and her internship in Child and Adolescent Psychology at the University of Rochester Medical Center. She is a longtime New Jersey resident and completed all of her education here in Philadelphia.
At CHOP, Dr. Rouse works directly with the medical team in the Division of Urology to help children improve in their daily functioning in the context of their medical diagnoses, which include a range of concerns such as voiding, surgical reconstruction, spina bifida, and differences of sex development. Her clinical interests include adjustment to chronic illness, adherence to medical regimens, transition from pediatric to adult care, and improving family relationships. She works with the medical team in the DOVE Center for Voiding and Bladder Function and sees children and adolescents for outpatient therapy. She enjoys supervision/training, program development, research and community outreach.
Education and Training
Child and Adolescent Track, APA-Accredited Doctoral Internship - University of Rochester Medical Center, Rochester, NY
Post-doctoral Fellowship in General Pediatric Psychology - Nationwide Children's Hospital, Columbus, OH
BA in Psychology - Temple University, Philadelphia, PA
PsyD in Clinical Psychology - La Salle University, Philadelphia, PA
MA in Child Clinical Psychology - La Salle University, Philadelphia, PA
Adherence and adjustment to medical regimen,
Barriers to mental health and medical treatment
Transition from pediatric to adult care
Posters and Presentations
Rouse, C. M., Yardley, H., Trott, K., & Dempster, N. (2017). Why can't you take care of your Diabetes? Differences in parent and child perceptions of Diabetes care. Poster presented at Society of Pediatric Psychology Annual Conference, Portland, Oregon.
Rouse, C. M., & Cardella, L. (2016). What do you do if your child can't sleep? Integrating psychology into pediatric sleep medicine. Poster presented at the University of Rochester Medical Center Poster Day, Rochester, New York.
Rouse, C. M., & Murphy-Eberenz, K. P. (2015). Consumer utilization of university training clinic services: Variables impacting duration of treatment. Poster presented at the Association for Psychological Science Annual Convention, New York, New York.
Rouse, C. M. (2017, April). Informational session for grandparents on psychosocial aspects in children ages birth through five. Hosted by Bipin Shah, M.D., retired urologist, Columbus, Ohio.
Rouse, C. M. (2016, November). Educational group for adolescents with Type 1 Diabetes. Nationwide Children's Hospital, Columbus, Ohio.
Rouse, C. M. (2016, November). Focus group for teenagers with Type 1 Diabetes. Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation Central Ohio TypeOneNation Summit, Lewis Center, Ohio.
Rouse, C. M. (2016, October). Psychosocial aspects of Type 1 Diabetes. Guest Lecturer for First-Year Medical Students (Foundations 1 – Week 4). The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio.
Rouse, C. M. (2015, February). Understanding Cultural Factors and Barriers to Treatment. Grand Rounds. La Salle University, Philadelphia, PA.
Leadership and Memberships
Memberships in Professional Organizations
American Psychological Association
Society of Pediatric Psychology (Division 54)
Patient Experience Ratings
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