CHOP Pediatric Psychology Perspectives Webinar Series

Jun 11, 2024-Aug 19, 2024, 7 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. (ET)

Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia's (CHOP) Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences presents a new webinar series: CHOP Pediatric Psychology Perspectives.

The theme for 2024 is: When the Going Gets Tough: Navigating Complex Challenges in Pediatric Psychology.

We have three presentations planned for the following dates this summer: June 11, July 15 and August 19, all at 7 p.m. ET (6 p.m. CT / 4 p.m. PT). We invite all psychologists, behavioral health professionals and trainees of all levels to attend. Attendees will learn more about our innovative programming and evidence-based approach to supporting medically complex patients and families across the lifespan.

Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia maintains responsibility for this program and its content. Each lecture is approved for 1 CE credit. In order to be eligible to earn CE credit for the webinar, attendees will need to be present for at least 50 minutes.

June 11 — Charting Compassionate Courses: Navigating Moral Distress as a Pediatric Psychologist

Debra Lefkowitz, PsyD and Colette Gramszlo, PhD

Learning Objectives:

  1. Gain knowledge about moral distress and its relevance for pediatric psychologists in healthcare settings.
  2. Learn how racism and discrimination impact the experience of moral distress.
  3. Learn about a tool to navigate morally distressing experiences in the healthcare setting.


July 15 — Navigating Complicating Factors in Inpatient Care: Malnutrition and Psychiatric Comorbidities as an Example

Whitney Guerry, PhD and Jeanna Stokes, PsyD

Learning Objectives:

  1. Identify 2-3 challenges in medical management of malnutrition in patients with disordered eating.
  2. Describe the role of the psychologist on the treatment team in the care of patients with malnutrition and psychiatric comorbidities.
  3. Explain how psychologists can care for themselves and their relationships with team members when treating patients with malnutrition and psychiatric comorbidities.


August 19 — Saying Goodbye: Pediatric Psychology Care Across the End-of-Life Continuum

Paige Lembeck, PhD, Torri Jones, PhD and Lamia Barakat, PhD

Learning Objectives:

  1. Demonstrate evidence-informed interventions at the patient, family, healthcare system and culture levels across the pediatric end-of-life care continuum.
  2. Integrate cultural humility into family-centered pediatric care across the end-of-life care continuum.
  3. Review strategies for meaning making, including self-care for pediatric psychologists and their healthcare teams.