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Pediatric Pulmonary Behavioral Medicine

This externship is ideally suited for advanced practicum students seeking training in pediatric psychology. Externs will spend one to two days each week providing outpatient, inpatient and telehealth services for patients with lung disease and their families. Clinical activities are under the direct supervision of Casey Lawless, Ph.D. 

The Pulmonary Psychology Service/Clinic provides inpatient, outpatient and telehealth services for children, adolescents and young adults with diagnosed with acute and chronic respiratory conditions including asthma, cystic fibrosis, pulmonary ciliary dyskinesia, chronic/habit cough, sleep apnea and chronic lung disease of prematurity.

Presenting concerns typically include adjustment to diagnosis or disease progression; adherence/self-management difficulties including behavioral resistance to treatments, ARFID, pill swallowing and transition to adult care; medical and procedural anxiety and trauma; functional respiratory symptoms; and behavioral sleep problems.