Pediatric Pain Special Interest Group
Pediatric pain is a common condition of childhood/adolescence. As such, many pediatric psychologists research and provide clinical care in this area and specialized programs are developing. The Pain SIG provides a forum for communication and discussion about the many developments in the field.
The goals of this SIG are to:
advance the knowledge base of pediatric pain, including factors contributing to chronic pain and associated disability, as well as assessment and intervention with patients and families experiencing pediatric pain;
support the training of pediatric psychology students pursuing experiences in the assessment and treatment of pediatric pain;
foster networking and communication among pediatric psychologists providing care to patients with pediatric pain; and
foster networking and communication with other disciplines and organizations involved in pediatric pain (i.e., International Association for the Study of Pain).
These goals will be met through meetings and symposia at SPP/APA conferences, communication through our email list and the SPP website, and collaborating with other organizations.
Gerard Banez, PhD (Co-Chair)
Cleveland Clinic Children’s Hospital
Pediatric Pain Rehabilitation Program
2801 Martin Luther King Jr. Dr.
Cleveland, OH 44104
Telephone: (216) 448-6253
Fax: (216) 448-6126
Cynthia Harbeck-Weber, PhD (Co-Chair)
Mayo Clinic – W-11
200 First St., SW
Rochester, MN 55905
Telephone: (507) 284-2933
Fax: (507) 284-4158
Kathleen L. Lemanek, PhD (Co-Chair)
Dept of Pediatric Psychology & Neuropsychology
Nationwide Children’s Hospital
700 Children’s Drive
Columbus, OH 43209
Telephonle: (614) 722-4700
Fax: (614) 722-4718