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Kari Freeman Baber

Assistant Professor of Clinical Psychiatry
Psychologist III, Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Clinical Director, Telehealth Program Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Department: Psychiatry

Contact information
Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
3401 Civic Center Boulevard, 7NW57
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Office: 267-426-7562
B.S. (Psychology)
Bowling Green State University, 2002.
M.S. (Clinical Child Psychology)
Vanderbilt University, 2004.
PhD (Clinical Child Psychology)
Vanderbilt University, 2009.
Post-Graduate Training
Pre-doctoral Intern in Pediatric Psychology, Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children Wilmington, DE, 2008-2009.
Post-doctoral Fellow in Child Psychology, Tidewater Child Development Clinic Commonwealth of Virginia Department of Health Norfolk, VA, 2009-2010.
Post-doctoral Fellow in Psychology, Psychopathology Research Unit and Center for Cognitive Therapy Department of Psychiatry University of Pennsylvania Philadelphia, PA, 2010-2011.
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Selected Publications

Baber, K.F. & Rodriguez, K.A. : Cognitive behavior therapy for functional abdominal pain disorders. In Cognitive behavior therapy for coping with pediatric medical conditions R.D. Friedberg & J.K. Paternostro (eds.). New York: Springer. Page: 201-217, 2019.

Grossman, A.B., Webster, J.B. & Baber, K.F.: Constipation in Children and Adolescents Pediatric Update 39, November 2018.

Waters, A.M., Schilpzand, E., Bell, C., Walker, L.S. & Baber, K. : Functional gastrointestinal symptoms in children with anxiety disorders. Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology 41(1): 151-163, 2013.

Beck, A.T., Haigh, E.A.P & Baber, K.F. : Biological underpinnings of the cognitive model of depression: A prototype for psychoanalytic research The Psychoanalytic Review 99(4): 515-537, 2012.

Beck, J.E., Lipani, T. A., Baber, K.F., Dufton, L., Garber, J., Smith, C.A. & Walker, L.S.: Attentional bias to pain and social threat in pediatric patients with functional abdominal pain and pain-free youth before and after performance evaluation. Pain 152(5): 1061-1067, 2011.

Baber, K.F., Anderson, J., Puzanovova, M. & Walker, L.S. : Rome II versus Rome III classification of functional gastrointestinal disorders in pediatric chronic abdominal pain. Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology & Nutrition 47(3): 299-302, 2008.

Walker, L.S., Baber, K.F., Garber, J. & Smith, C.A.: A typology of pain coping strategies in pediatric patients with chronic abdominal pain. Pain 137: 266-275, 2008.

Claar, R.L., Baber, K.F., Simons, L.E., Logan, D.E. & Walker, L.S.: Pain coping profiles in adolescents with chronic pain. Pain 140(2): 368-375, 2008.

Langer, S. L., Walker, L. S., Baber, K. F., Whitehead, W. E., Romano, J., Christie, D. L., et al.: Gastrointestinal symptoms that differentiate pediatric FD from IBS Gastroenterology 134(4): A-418, 2008.

Greco, L.A., Freeman, K.E., & Dufton, L.M.: Overt and relational victimization among children with frequent abdominal pain: links to social skills, academic functioning and health service use. Journal of Pediatric Psychology 32(3): 319-327, 2007 Notes: Note: K.E. Freeman was my name prior to marriage.

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