Psychology Services

The Department of Psychology provides specialized care for children treated at CHOP. Many medical programs within Children's Hospital include pediatric psychologists as part of their medical treatment teams. Our pediatric psychologists specialize in providing assessment, intervention and consultation services to children who need help adjusting to a diagnosis, adhering to treatment, or who may require support related to the trauma of their illness or procedure.

Members of our multidisciplinary team treat patients with acute and chronic pediatric illnesses, including:

  • Neurodevelopmental disorders
  • Autistic spectrum disorders
  • Behavioral and school difficulties
  • Enuresis and encopresis
  • Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder
  • Feeding disorders
  • Learning disabilities
  • Cancer, and cardiac conditions
  • Organ and stem cell transplantation
  • Obesity
  • Gastrointestinal disorders
  • Sickle cell disease
  • Traumatic injury

Our services

Assessments

  • Cognitive and developmental assessments
  • Neuropsychological evaluations
  • Evaluation of emotional, social and family functioning

Interventions

  • Child therapy
  • Family therapy
  • Pain and stress reduction approaches

Consultations

We consult with medical teams throughout the Hospital about the psychological well-being of patients and families and treatment adherence. We also consult with school counselors when needed.