Epilepsy Behavioral Health Special Interest Group

The Epilepsy Behavioral Health group focuses on psychosocial and behavioral health factors that impact youth with epilepsy.

Our member institutions

  • Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center
  • Phoenix Children’s, Children’s Hospital of Orange County
  • Children’s National
  • Medical University of South Carolina
  • Hurley Medical Center
  • Children’s Health
  • Nemours Children’s Health

Our projects

Creating information resources to aid youth transition to adult care
Stigma reduction in YWE
Working towards a partnership with AES Mental Health workgroup. Workgroup is focused on building a resource bank of inexpensive and psychometrically sound mental health screening tools for epilepsy providers to assess mental health comorbidities in epilepsy patients.
Continuing to build an epilepsy psychosocial resource bank to easily share information and resources across organizations.


Where: Society for Pediatric Psychology Annual Conference 2021
Topic: Demystifying an adherence problem-solving intervention: An in-depth exploration of family-identified adherence barriers and solutions
View: Williford et al._vSPPAC2021_AbstractPoster_FINAL

Where: Society for Pediatric Psychology Annual Conference 2022
Topic: A social norms adherence intervention for adolescents with epilepsy: The Behavioral Economic Adherence for Teens (BEAT) Trial
View: BEAT TRIAL RESULTS_poster winner 1

Our meeting schedule

SIG meets first Friday of every other month at 2pm EST