Pediatric Psychologist, Clinical, Behavioral Medicine & Clinical Psychology
Assistant Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics
Pediatric chronic pain; pediatric psychology; cognitive behavioral therapy
Psychosocial factors affecting pediatric chronic pain; parent-child interaction
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.
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.
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