170 pediatric obesity: the role of
psychology in assessment and
171 psychological injuries, Law, and
This introductory workshop provides an overview of the prevalence
of pediatric obesity in the United States, its comorbidities, and
psychologists’ roles in assessing and treating obese children and
adolescents. In addition to reviewing the current epidemiologic
trends in pediatric obesity, the presenters will provide guidance for
assessing psychosocial factors that interface with child and adolescent
obesity and for applying evidence-based models of treatment to
address these factors. Collaborating with other providers and specialty
clinics and billing and reimbursement challenges will be discussed.
Leaders: Bethany J. Sallinen, PhD, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI; Laura
A. Shaffer, PhD, University of Louisville School of Medicine, Louisville, KY;
Meredith L. Dreyer Gillette, PhD, Children’s Mercy Hospitals and Clinics, Kansas
City, MO; Elizabeth A. Getzoff, PhD, Mt. Washington Pediatric Hospital, Inc.,
This intermediate workshop imparts state-of-the-art techniques
for practicing in the constantly evolving arena of psychological
injury and law. Some conditions are controversial in civil forensic
practice. Predictably, disability determination, and malingering play
a substantial role. Psychologists’ contributions are a critical factor in
enabling the courts to understand these issues, apportion fault where
appropriate, and identify just levels of compensation if warranted.
Participants will learn the most relevant legal and forensic assessment
considerations for conducting evaluations in an evidence-based,
effective, and ethical manner.
Leaders: Eric Y. Drogin, PhD, JD, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA; Lisa D.
Piechowski, PhD, Argosy University–Washington, DC, Arlington, VA; Izabela Z.
Schultz, PhD, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada;
Gerald Young, PhD, York University, Toronto, ON, Canada
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