Pediatric Psychologist, Clinical, Behavioral Medicine & Clinical Psychology
Assistant Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics
Sara E. Williams, PhD, is a clinical psychologist specializing in the assessment, treatment, and research of pediatric chronic pain. She is the clinical director of the Functional Independence Restoration program for inpatient pediatric chronic pain rehabilitation. She also practices as a pain psychologist in the Headache Center and Pain Management Clinic.
Dr. Williams’ research interests focus on psychosocial factors affecting children’s and parents’ experience of pediatric chronic pain conditions. She is a study therapist for an NIH funded clinical trial investigating exercise and behavioral interventions for adolescents with fibromyalgia.
Pediatric chronic pain; pediatric psychology; cognitive behavioral therapy
Psychosocial factors affecting pediatric chronic pain; parent-child interaction
Behavioral Medicine, Pain Management, Headache Medicine, Clinical Psychology
PhD: Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN, 2007.
Internship: University of California Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA, 2006-2007.
Fellowship: Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, 2008-2010.
Certification: Licensed Clinical Psychologist.
Parenting in the Context of Children's Chronic Pain: Balancing Care and Burden.
Guite, JW; Russell, BS; Homan, KJ; Tepe, RM; Williams, SE.
Pilot Randomized Trial of Integrated Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Neuromuscular Training for Juvenile Fibromyalgia: The FIT Teens Program.
Kashikar-Zuck, S; Black, WR; Pfeiffer, M; Peugh, J; Williams, SE; Ting, TV; Thomas, S; Kitchen, K; Myer, GD.
Journal of Pain.
Parent Attributions of Ambiguous Symptoms in Their Children: A Preliminary Measure Validation in Parents of Children with Chronic Pain.
Heathcote, LC; Williams, SE; Smith, AM; Sieberg, CB; Simons, LE.
Pros and cons of social interaction during intensive pediatric pain treatment.
Williams, SE; Wallace, DP.
Disaccharidase Deficiencies in Children With Chronic Abdominal Pain.
El-Chammas, K; Williams, SE; Miranda, A.
Journal of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition.
Preliminary Outcomes of a Cross-Site Cognitive-Behavioral and Neuromuscular Integrative Training Intervention for Juvenile Fibromyalgia.
Tran, ST; Guite, JW; Pantaleao, A; Pfeiffer, M; Myer, GD; Sil, S; Thomas, SM; Ting, TV; Williams, SE; Edelheit, B; et al.
Arthritis Care and Research.
A pilot study of biomechanical assessment before and after an integrative training program for adolescents with juvenile fibromyalgia.
Tran, ST; Thomas, S; DiCesare, C; Pfeiffer, M; Sil, S; Ting, TV; Williams, SE; Myer, GD; Kashikar-Zuck, S.
Pediatric Rheumatology Online Journal.
A Qualitative Examination of a New Combined Cognitive-Behavioral and Neuromuscular Training Intervention for Juvenile Fibromyalgia.
Kashikar-Zuck, S; Tran, ST; Barnett, K; Bromberg, MH; Strotman, D; Sil, S; Thomas, SM; Joffe, N; Ting, TV; Williams, SE; et al.
Clinical Journal of Pain.
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