Society of Pediatric Psychology

Founded in 1969, the Society of Pediatric Psychology (SPP) is Division 54 of the American Psychological Association.  SPP’s mission is to actively promote the health and psychological well-being of all children, youth and families.

Pediatric psychology is an integrated field of science and practice in which the principles of psychology are applied within the context of pediatric health. The field aims to promote the health and development of children, adolescents, and their families through use of evidence-based methods.

SPP’s current strategic plan focuses on four pillars:  membership, education and career development, science and practice, and advocacy. It’s 2,000+ members are led by an elected and appointed Board of Directors, who create opportunities in each of these areas to advance its members and enhance the field of pediatric psychology.

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