The University of Texas System

Treating Functional Abdominal Pain in Kids: A Psychologist’s Perspective

Oct 12, 2022

12:30 pm–1:30 pm


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Course Overview
This series will increase children’s access to mental health care by increasing primary care providers’ knowledge and comfort in managing behavioral health concerns. Pediatricians and their medical team will learn ways to assess and make simple diagnoses for common behavior/mental health concerns in children and adolescents. Tools learned in this educational series will lessen referrals to mental health practitioners for simple behavioral concerns and decrease the frequency of Emergency Department referrals. 

Presented By:  
Stevie Puckett-Perez, Ph.D. 
Pediatric Psychologist 

Children’s Health  

Educational Objectives: As a result of these sessions, participants should be able to:

  1. Describe functional abdominal pain to children and families in ways that improve acceptance 
  2. Review non-pharmacological evidence based treatment strategies for pediatric functional abdominal pain