Kimberly M. Wesley, PsyD

Kimberly M. Wesley, PsyD

Kimberly M. Wesley, PsyD, is a psychologist with the Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.

Locations: Main Campus
Appointments and Referrals: 1-800-TRY-CHOP (1-800-879-2467)

Education and Training

Internship

APA-Accredited Predoctoral Internship - OhioGuidestone, Cleveland, OH

Fellowship

Pediatric Psychology - St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Memphis, TN

Undergraduate Degree

BA in Psychology - University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA

Graduate Degree

PsyD in Clinical Psychology - La Salle University, Philadelphia, PA

MA in Clinical Psychology - La Salle University, Philadelphia, PA

Titles and Academic Titles

Psychologist

Departments and Services

Publications

Papers

2015

Wesley, K. M. & Fizur, P. (2015). Mobile applications for adolescents and young adults with cancer: A state of the art review.  Adolescent Health, Medicine, and Therapeutics, 6, 141-148.

2014

Schwartz, L. A., Daniel, L. C., Brumley, L. D., Barakat, L. P., Wesley, K. M., & Tuchman, L. K.   (2014). Measures of readiness to transition to adult health care for youth with chronic physical health conditions: A systematic review and recommendations for measurement testing and development.  Journal of Pediatric Psychology, 39, 588-601.

2013

Wesley, K. M., Zelikovsky, N., & Schwartz, L. A. (2013). Physical symptoms, perceived social support and affect in adolescents with cancer. Journal of Psychosocial Oncology, 31, 451-467.

Posters and Presentations

2015

Rupff, R., Zhao, M., Wesley, K., Russell, K., & Porter, J. S. Emotional and behavioral functioning in pediatric sickle cell disease patients with nocturnal enuresis.  Poster accepted for presentation at The Society of Clinical Research Associates Annual Conference, September 2015, Denver CO.

Wesley, K.,  Zhao, M., Rupff, R., Hankins, J., & Porter, J. (2015, April). Healthcare transition readiness through the lens of transitioned young adults with sickle cell disease.  Poster presented at the Society of Pediatric Psychology Annual Conference, San Diego, CA.

Rupff, R., Zhao, M., Wesley, K., Hankins, J., & Porter, J. (2015, April).  Life after healthcare transition for young adults with sickle cell disease: Facing challenges and rising above. Poster presented at the Society of Pediatric Psychology Annual Conference, San Diego, CA.

2014

Porter, J. S., Wesley, K., Zhao, M., Rupff, R., Russell, K., & Hankins, J. Comparison of disease self-management skills of adolescents and young adults with sickle cell disease before and after transition to adult care.  Presented at the Second Global Conference On Sickle Cell Disease; Rio de Janeiro, Brazil; November 2014.

Zhao, M., Johnson, M., Pullen, A., Hankins, J., Wesley, K., & Porter, J. (2014, October).  So you think you can transition?  Assessing medical history knowledge of teens with Sickle Cell Disease.  Poster presented at the Annual Health Care Transition Research Consortium Research Symposium, Houston, TX.

Wesley, K., Rupff, R., Zhao, M., Hankins, J., Russell, K., & Porter, J. (2014, April). Disease self-management skills of young adults with sickle cell disease recently transitioned to adult care.  Poster presented at Society of Behavioral Medicine Annual Conference, Philadelphia, PA.

Wesley, K., Rupff, R., Zhao, M., Hankins, J., & Porter, J. (2014, March). Transition Needs: Perspectives of Young Adults with Sickle Cell Disease Recently Transitioned to Adult Care.  Poster presented at Society of Pediatric Psychology Annual Conference, Philadelphia, PA.

2013

Wesley, K., Zelikovsky, N., & Schwartz, L. A. (2013, March). Medical symptoms, perceived social support, and affect in adolescent patients with cancer. Poster presented at the Society of Behavioral Medicine Annual Convention, San Francisco, CA.

Wright, V., Wesley, K., Moore, D. A., Becker, R., & Zelikovsky, N. (2013, March). Use of CAM, beliefs about medication, and adherence in undergraduates. Poster presented at the Society of Behavioral Medicine Annual Convention, San Francisco, CA.

Moore, D. A., Wesley, K., Becker, R. E., Wright, V., Susino, D., & Zelikovsky, N. (2013, March). Psychological correlates of substance use in undergraduates. Poster presented at the Society of Behavioral Medicine Annual Convention, San Francisco, CA.

Invited Lectures

2015

Wesley, K. (2015, August).  Health Related Quality of Life and Nocturnal Enuresis in Pediatric Patients with Sickle Cell Disease. Lecture at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Memphis, TN.

Wesley, K. (2015, June).  A “Simple” Case of Pill Swallowing: Facing Unexpected Medical and Psychosocial Challenges.  Lecture at Children’s Medical Center-Dallas; Dallas, TX.

Wesley, K. (2015, May).  Adolescent and Young Adult Healthcare Transition: Readiness Assessment, Preparation, and Outcome.  Lecture at Children’s Medical Center-Dallas; Dallas, TX.

2014

Wesley, K. (2014, October).  Getting SMART about healthcare transition. Lecture at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Memphis, TN.

2013

Krutzberg, T., Laboulier, C., Schacher-Pecek, M., & Wesley, K. (2013, April). Executive functioning: What is it, where does it come from, and what do we do with it? Lecture at OhioGuidestone, Brook Park, OH.

Awards and Honors

2015, Society of Pediatric Psychology Adolescent and Young Adult SIG Poster Award Winner

2012, La Salle University Doctoral Program in Clinical Psychology Professional and Scientific Service Award Recipient

2012, La Salle University Doctoral Program in Clinical Psychology Excellence in Clinical Competency Award Recipient

2011-2012, La Salle University, Chief Clinical Extern Award for La Salle Community Psychological Services

2010, Student Researcher Award

Editorial and Academic Positions

Editorial Positions

Journal of Pediatric Nursing, invited manuscript reviewer

Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved

OncoTargets and Therapy

Journal of Patient Preference and Adherence

Leadership and Memberships

Memberships in Professional Organizations

2015-present, American Psychological Association