• Jessica C. KichlerEmail author
  • Katherine Bedard-Thomas
Part of the Issues in Clinical Child Psychology book series (ICCP)


The type 1 diabetes (T1D) medical regimen is very complex and can be quite demanding for children and their families. For some, this leads to diabetes distress/burnout. There may also be concurrent, clinically significant emotional issues that develop over time for patients with T1D that warrant diagnosis and treatment. The inpatient consultation and liaison (CL) psychologist may be consulted to provide inpatient evaluation and formulation of a treatment plan during the initial diagnosis of T1D, as well as for other acute situations, such as diabetes ketoacidosis admissions. The inpatient CL psychologist has the unique opportunity to provide evidence-based assessments and brief interventions during these inpatient hospitalizations, which can positively impact the course of the child’s T1D treatment long term. In addition to the CL psychologists’ role in providing inpatient treatment directly to the patients and their families, they may also be asked to provide education, support, and/or interventions to the multidisciplinary diabetes team to help them most effectively engage with their patients and families following their discharge from the hospital.


Type 1 diabetes Consultation and liaison Psychosocial assessments Brief interventions 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Behavioral Medicine and Clinical PsychologyCincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical CenterCincinnatiUSA
  2. 2.Department of PediatricsUniversity of Cincinnati School of MedicineCincinnatiUSA

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