Pediatric Division

The American Association of Pain Psychology (AAPP)’s Pediatric Division, born in 2018, is a collaborative community of pediatric pain providers of all disciplines and backgrounds, including psychologists, MFTs, social workers, physical therapists/OTs/ATs, neuropsychologists, biofeedback practitioners, nurses, pediatricians, anesthesiologists, manual therapists, and other integrative providers. As advocates for children, teens and families in pain, we seek to bridge the gap dividing our professions and to unify around one overarching, common goal: the effective, biopsychosocial treatment of pediatric pain and illness. To this end, our group offers education, resource-sharing, support, networking, community, and collaboration for all pediatric providers working with youths with chronic pain and illness across the United States. Join us!

AAPP Pediatric Division goals:

  1. Create a unified, multidisciplinary, collaborative community of pediatric pain providers
  2. Raise awareness of pediatric chronic pain and illness
  3. Promote the biopsychosocial approach to pain and its treatment
  4. Offer valuable educational opportunities, resources, and community-oriented events

Members of this Division will receive access to the discounted AAPP online courses, including the 2018 “Models of Care in Pediatric Pain and Illness” presentation featuring speakers from Stanford University, the Osher Center for Integrative Medicine, and UCSF’s Pediatric Pain and Palliative Care clinic. Members will also get discounted rates on annual pediatric pain talks and AAPP events, and enjoy opportunities for education, community-building, networking and collaboration. In addition, members receive:

  • Discounted Continuing Education Credits (CEUs)
  • A personalized listing on the AAPP website
  • Opportunities for networking and professional growth

We are open to ideas and suggestions for future events. To contact the Pediatric Division with questions and suggestions, or just to say hello, please use our contact form and mark your email to the attention of Dr. Rachel Zoffness.

“My favorite part of this year’s Pediatric Division event was watching peds pain providers from all backgrounds and disciplines – from well-established hospitals to unknown palliative care clinics – gathered together in one room, sharing thoughts and ideas, creating community, and generating plans for future collaboration.”

– AAPP Pediatric Division member

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