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Presented by Amy Walters, PhD, Clinical Psychologist

During the webinar, Dr. Walters will discuss:

  • The psychological and emotional side effects of chronic illness on children and families
  • How illness impacts different stages of childhood development
  • Common concerns reported by parents and children
  • Ways to support children and their families in coping with chronic illness

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About the Presenter

Amy Walters, PhD, is a clinical psychologist and the Director of Behavioral Health Services for St. Luke’s Humphreys Diabetes Center in Boise, Idaho. Dr. Walters works with patients to overcome barriers to behavioral change, learn to cope with chronic illness, and address issues of anxiety and depression which often coincide with diabetes and other chronic conditions. She provides professional presentations on Motivational Interviewing and psychological factors in chronic disease management and is a clinical consultant to integrated behavioral health providers in rural clinics. She received her PhD from Utah State University and has 20 years of experience working in clinical and community settings with children and adults with a variety of mental health issues. She is a long standing board member of the Idaho Psychological Association and serves as the APA Public Education Campaign Coordinator for Idaho. Dr. Walters has been the staff psychologist for Camp Hodia for 20 years and also has a daughter with type 1 diabetes.

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