• What is a pediatric psychologist, anyway?

    Posted on November 5, 2020 by in

    How is a pediatric psychologist different from a child psychologist or any other psychologist?  Pediatric psychologists are more likely to work in  health care settings than in mental health organizations. We usually work more with pediatricians than with psychiatrists, and are focused more on building healthy behaviors than on “mental illness”. We are more likely to be trained in behavioral therapies built on scientific research than in therapies based on traditional notions about unconscious motivation and inner conflict.