This position offers opportunities to participate in a range of multidisciplinary outpatient clinics and services at the main hospital and/or outpatient centers under the direct clinical supervision of Lisa Opipari-Arrigan, Ph.D., and Shayna Coburn, Ph.D.:
- Functional GI Disorders Clinic: (Fridays 8 a.m.-12:30 p.m. at the main hospital) Offers multidisciplinary evaluation and treatment of pediatric patients with a range of disorders of the gut-brain axis. Patients are seen by a gastroenterologist, psychologist, pain medicine specialist and dietitian. Common referral questions for consultation and outpatient therapy include coping with chronic pain, rumination and anxiety.
- Inflammatory Bowel Disease Clinic: (1st and 3rd Thursdays of the month 9 a.m.-5 p.m. at the main hospital) Provides evaluation and treatment of newly diagnosed and complex pediatric patients with ulcerative colitis and Crohn’s disease. Patients are seen by a range of specialists including a gastroenterologist, nurse, psychologist, dietitian and social worker. Brief assessment and outpatient therapy addresses coping with chronic illness, self-management, procedural anxiety and depression.
- Encopresis Clinical Service: (Daily at the main hospital and via telehealth) Provides outpatient therapy in combination with collaborative medical treatment for children with chronic constipation, stool withholding and soiling.
- Celiac Disease Program: (Fridays 9 a.m.-5 p.m. via telehealth; optional in-person Wednesdays at the Montgomery County Outpatient Center) Provides outpatient consultation and treatment to children and adolescents with celiac disease, requiring a strict gluten-free diet. Psychologists are integrated into clinic visits alongside a physician, nurse, dietitian and education specialist to address coping with diagnosis, dietary changes, physical symptoms and eating/feeding challenges. Potential experiences include half-day weekly clinic, therapy and optional groups for teens and parents (2 hours on a weekday evening).