Psychosocial Aspects of Food Allergy Among Adolescents

Speaker: Linda Herbert, PhD

Wednesday, July 13, 2015


Dr. Green Food allergy management can be stressful for parents of children of all ages, but adolescence poses some unique challenges. This webinar is intended for parents of children with food allergies who are interested in learning more about food allergy-related psychosocial concerns during this developmental stage, such as stress, anxiety, peer issues, and transitioning food allergy management from parent to teen. Dr. Linda Herbert, a clinical psychologist at Children’s National Medical Center in Washington, D.C., will discuss these common challenges and provide guidelines on how to address these unique food allergy concerns.

Linda Jones Herbert, PhD, is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychology & Behavioral Health at Children’s National Health System in Washington, DC, and a licensed psychologist in Maryland, DC, and Virginia. She is the Director of the Division of Allergy and Immunology’s psychosocial clinical and research programs. Dr. Herbert’s research interests include the identification of medical and psychosocial factors related to food allergy management and the development of clinical interventions for youth with food allergies and their families. Dr. Herbert is a Board Member of the Maryland Psychological Association.

The slides from the presentation can be viewed here.