© 2020

Clinical Handbook of Psychological Consultation in Pediatric Medical Settings

  • Bryan D. Carter
  • Kristin A. Kullgren

Part of the Issues in Clinical Child Psychology book series (ICCP)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxiii
  2. Pediatric Consultation-Liaison Psychology: Models, Roles, Settings, and Practice

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Bryan D. Carter, Kevin K. Tsang, Christine E. Brady, Kristin A. Kullgren
      Pages 11-24
    3. Deirdre A. L. Caplin, Laura M. Bennett-Murphy, Anne E. Kazak
      Pages 25-35
    4. Dawn Dore-Stites, Jennifer Butcher
      Pages 51-61
    5. Lisa Y. Ramirez, Brittany R. Myers, Terry Stancin
      Pages 63-74
    6. Brooke Threlkeld, Kristie V. Schultz, Michael K. Sowell, Sara Multerer
      Pages 75-87
    7. Amanda L. Thompson, Megan Connolly
      Pages 89-99
    8. Hillary S. Blake, Amy E. Williams, Julianne Giust, Ann M. Lagges
      Pages 101-111
    9. Crystal Cederna-Meko, Rebecca Ellens
      Pages 113-124
    10. Dana Albright, Teryn Bruni, William Kronenberger
      Pages 125-136
  3. Clinical Conditions and Interventions

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 137-137
    2. Nicole E. MacKenzie, Perri R. Tutelman, Christine T. Chambers
      Pages 139-153
    3. Emily Foxen-Craft, Amy E. Williams, Eric L. Scott
      Pages 155-167
    4. Sara E. Williams, Nicole E. Zahka, Kristin A. Kullgren
      Pages 169-181
    5. Anthony Alioto, Kira S. Branch
      Pages 183-194
    6. Michele H. Maddux, Amanda D. Deacy, Jennifer M. Colombo
      Pages 195-210
    7. Kevin K. Tsang, Lillian C. Hayes, Chrissy Cammarata
      Pages 211-226

About this book


This handbook examines pediatric consultation-liaison psychology in pediatric medical settings. It offers a brief history of pediatric psychologists’ delivery of consultation-liaison services. The handbook provides an overview of roles, models, and configurations of pediatric psychology practice in diverse inpatient and outpatient medical settings. Chapters discuss the most frequently seen major pediatric conditions encountered in consultation practice. Coverage includes evaluation, intervention, and treatment of each condition. Each clinical condition addresses the referral problem in the context of history and family dynamics. In addition, chapters address important aspects of the management of a consultation-liaison service and provide contextual issues in delivering evidence-based services in hospital and medical settings.

Topics featured in this handbook include:

  • The role of assessment in the often fast-paced medical environment.
  • Modifications of approaches in the context of disorders of development.
  • Consultation on pediatric gender identity.
  • The presentation of child maltreatment in healthcare settings.
  • The use of technological innovations in pediatric psychological consultation.
  • Important ethical considerations in consultation-liaison practice.

Clinical Handbook of Psychological Consultation in Pediatric Medical Settings is a must-have resource for clinicians and related professionals as well as researchers, professors, and graduate students in pediatric and clinical child and adolescent psychology, pediatrics, social work, developmental psychology, child and adolescent psychiatry, and related disciplines.


Cystic fibrosis and pediatric psychology Diabetes and pediatric psychology Disruptive behavior, noncompliance, and pediatric psychology Eating disorders, ARFID, and pediatric psychology Ethical, legal, forensic issues and pediatric psychology Gastroenterology and adolescent rumination disorder Intensive care, trauma, and pediatric psychology Medical education for pediatric psychologists Neonatal issues and pediatric psychology Nonaccidental injury, medical child abuse, and forensics Oncology and pediatric psychology Palliative care, end of life, and pediatric psychology Parent distress, family issues, and pediatric psychology Rehabilitation and pediatric psychology Screening and assessment of pediatric consult referrals Self-harm, suicidality, homicidal behavior, substance abuse Sexual development and pediatric psychology Sickle cell disease, hematologic conditions Solid organ transplantation and pediatric psychology Somatic symptoms, related disorders, and pediatric psychology

Editors and affiliations

  • Bryan D. Carter
    • 1
  • Kristin A. Kullgren
    • 2
  1. 1.Pediatric Consultation-Liaison Service, Norton Children’s HospitalDepartment of Pediatrics, University of Louisville School of MedicineLouisvilleUSA
  2. 2.Department of PediatricsC.S. Mott Children’s Hospital, Michigan MedicineAnn ArborUSA

About the editors

Bryan D. Carter, Ph.D., is a Professor in the Department of Pediatrics, Division of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry and Psychology, University of Louisville School of Medicine. He is the Service Chief of the Pediatric Consultation-Liaison Service to Norton Children’s Hospital (formerly Kosair Children’s Hospital) and Director of Training for the Postdoctoral Fellowship in Pediatric Psychology with the University of Louisville SOM. Dr. Carter received his Ph.D. in Clinical Child Psychology from the University of Virginia, predoctoral residency at Wilford Hall USAF Medical Center in San Antonio, and postdoctoral fellowship in Pediatric Psychology at the University of Oklahoma School of Medicine. He is a recipient of the Carolyn D. Schroeder Clinical Practice Award given by American Psychological Association Division 54 (Society of Pediatric Psychology) for nationally recognized excellence, innovation and leadership in the clinical practice of pediatric psychology and was co-founder of the Consultation-Liaison Special Interest Group for Division 54.  He is the developer of the Children’s Health & Illness Recovery Program (CHIRP) and senior author of the CHIRP Clinician Handbook and CHIRP Teen and Family Workbook (Oxford University Press Treatments That Work series), a manualized treatment program for maximizing functional independence in adolescents coping with the challenges of chronic illness. Dr. Carter has published numerous scientific articles and book chapters related to his interests in pediatric psychology, CL and chronic pediatric illness and injury. 

Kristin A. Kullgren, Ph.D., is an Associate Professor in the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Michigan School of Medicine and C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital. Dr. Kullgren is also a faculty member in the University of Michigan Center for Human Growth and Development. She completed her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology at Georgia State University, her pre-doctoral internship in Pediatric Psychology at the University of Maryland School of Medicine, and post-doctoral fellowship in Pediatric Psychology at Emory University School of Medicine. Dr. Kullgren is the director of the pediatric psychology consultation-liaison service at C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital. Dr. Kullgren is the past co-chair of the Consultation-Liaison Special Interest Group for Division 54. She has published numerous scientific articles and book chapters on consultation-liaison practice and the impact of chronic illness on youth and families.

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Clinical Handbook of Psychological Consultation in Pediatric Medical Settings
  • Editors Bryan D. Carter
    Kristin A. Kullgren
  • Series Title Issues in Clinical Child Psychology
  • Series Abbreviated Title Issues Clinical Child Psychology
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2020
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Behavioral Science and Psychology Behavioral Science and Psychology (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-030-35597-5
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-030-35600-2
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-030-35598-2
  • Series ISSN 1574-0471
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XXIII, 529
  • Number of Illustrations 30 b/w illustrations, 13 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Child and School Psychology
    Social Work
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“This book is excellent because it addresses an important topic with which psychologists may be asked to assist, either due to an emergency situation or as a career option. … It is written by experts in the field and will be a great addition to the libraries of professionals and researchers who consult with other disciplines.” (Gary B Kaniuk, Doody’s Book Reviews, August 21, 2020)