Caitlin Conroy, PSY.D

Staff Psychologist

    Contact: 617-355-8930

Medical Services

Programs

  • Pediatric Pain Rehabilitation Center
To schedule an appointment: Call 617-355-8930
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Philosophy of Care 

It is a privilege to be a part of a family's journey from disability to wellness through my work as a pediatric psychologist in a pain rehabilitation setting. My treatment focuses on supporting children and families in the development of self-management skills for pain and stress with the goal of increasing a child's ability to engage in their life more fully. I utilize a collaborative approach, influenced by cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) interventions and an emphasis on the child as part of a larger system, including family, peers, school and community.

Experience and Education

Professional History

My professional history includes both formal education and clinical training experiences with children across various diagnoses and levels of care. Following my degree in psychology from Colby College. I earned my doctorate in clinical psychology at the Massachusetts School of Professional Psychology, with a clinical specialty in health psychology. During my graduate education, I pursued clinical training experiences at Dana Farber Cancer Institute/Boston Children's Hospital and Shriner's Burn Hospital, followed by a pre-doctoral internship training with a pediatric psychology specialty focus at the Denver Children's Hospital. I completed my post-doctoral fellowship training at Boston Children's Hospital, providing consultation to the medical floors and outpatient services through the Medical Coping Clinic.

Publications

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  1. Simons LE, Sieberg CB, Conroy C, Randall ET, Shulman J, Borsook D, Berde C, Sethna NF, Logan DE. Children with Chronic Pain: Response Trajectories Following Intensive Pain Rehabilitation Treatment. J Pain. 2017 Nov 01.
  2. Simons LE, Pielech M, McAvoy S, Conroy C, Hogan M, Verbunt JA, Goossens ME. Photographs of Daily Activities-Youth English: validating a targeted assessment of worry and anticipated pain. Pain. 2017 May; 158(5):912-921.
  3. Logan DE, Sieberg CB, Conroy C, Smith K, Odell S, Sethna N. Changes in sleep habits in adolescents during intensive interdisciplinary pediatric pain rehabilitation. J Youth Adolesc. 2015 Feb; 44(2):543-55.
  4. Logan DE, Engle LB, Feinstein AB, Sieberg CB, Sparling P, Cohen LL, Conroy C, Driesman D, Masuda A. Ecological system influences in the treatment of pediatric chronic pain. Pain Res Manag. 2012 Nov-Dec; 17(6):407-11.
  5. Simons LE, Sieberg CB, Pielech M, Conroy C, Logan DE. What does it take? Comparing intensive rehabilitation to outpatient treatment for children with significant pain-related disability. J Pediatr Psychol. 2013 Mar; 38(2):213-23.
  6. Simons LE, Kaczynski KJ, Conroy C, Logan DE. Fear of pain in the context of intensive pain rehabilitation among children and adolescents with neuropathic pain: associations with treatment response. J Pain. 2012 Dec; 13(12):1151-61.
  7. Logan DE, Conroy C, Sieberg CB, Simons LE. Changes in willingness to self-manage pain among children and adolescents and their parents enrolled in an intensive interdisciplinary pediatric pain treatment program. Pain. 2012 Sep; 153(9):1863-70.
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Locations

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300 Longwood Avenue, Boston, MA 02115
For Patients: 617-355-6000
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