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CE Workshop: Chronic Health Problems Among Children: Supporting Families and Increasing Resiliency
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When: Friday, October 11, 2019
Where: GPA Office
13 Corporate Blvd. NE
Suite 220
Atlanta, Georgia  30329
United States
Presenter: Sheethal Reddy, PhD
Contact: Hannah Steinberg, Marketing Specialist and Administrator

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Workshop Title: Chronic Health Problems Among Children: Supporting Families and Increasing Resiliency

Workshop Description: 

Chronic health problems (CHP) among children place and undue psychological burden on them and their families. Children and their families from minority groups are known to experience exacerbated stress and poorer outcomes as well.  The goal of this workshop is to discuss empirically-based interventions for families of children with CHP. Theoretical underpinnings are reviewed; however the primary focus is on interventions to improve family cohesion and resiliency. Upon completion, attendees should be able to identify psychological screeners and appropriate interventions for stress related to CHP and define the role of mental health in helping families cope with CHP. 

Learning Objectives

  1. Describe factors that contribute to healthcare inequities across various demographic factors.
  2. Identify empirically based interventions to improve family cohesion and strengthen resiliency in the face of childhood CHP.
  3. Select appropriate psychological screeners to identify stress related to childhood CHP.

      CE Hours: 3 

      Level: Introductory

      About the Presenter:

      Dr. Sheethal Reddy is a licensed psychologist and Assistant Professor of Surgery and Pediatrics at Emory School of Medicine. She received her PhD in Clinical Psychology from Kent State University with an emphasis in behavioral health and weight management interventions. She completed her predoctoral internship at Duke University Medical Center and a post-doctoral fellowship at Emory University. She currently works at Children's Healthcare of Atlanta in the field of pediatric weight management. Many of the adolescents she treats suffer from myriad health problems related to severe obesity including obstructive sleep apnea, hypertension, and psychological trauma from bullying or weight stigmatization. Their problems may be further complicated by orthopedic conditions and/or congenital syndromes. She routinely sees the negative impacts of stress on families of children with chronic health problems. Besides clinical work, Dr. Reddy has presented on various topics related to childhood obesity. 



      Registration Costs (per workshop): 

      Early Bird Registration (Must be postmarked on or before September 27, 2019 to receive this rate.)

      • $70: GPA Members
      • $105: Non-members
      • $20: *GPA Student Members

      Registration (After September 27, 2019)

      • $80: GPA Members
      • $115: Non-members
      • $30: *GPA Student Members

      Must be logged into member profile to receive member rate.

      *If a GPA Student Member needs continuing education credits, he/she will need to pay the higher GPA Member fee regardless of status as a student.

      Cancellation Policy:
      All cancellations must be submitted in writing to Hannah Steinberg via email ( A $35 cancellation fee will be charged for any cancellations prior to October 4, 2019. No refunds will be given after October 4, 2019.

      The Georgia Psychological Association is proud to sponsor and support a wide variety of workshops throughout the year as an APA approved sponsor of Continuing Education.