Page Klitzman, M.S.

Page KlitzmanBiography

Page Klitzman, M.S., is a graduate student at the University of Florida with a particular interest in pediatric psychology. She obtained her undergraduate degree at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She completed her M.S. in Clinical and Health Psychology at the University of Florida, where she is continuing her graduate training under the mentorship of Dr. David Janicke.

Research Focus

Page began research as an undergraduate on self injurious behavior in adolescents and completed an honors thesis on the role of depressive symptoms in the relationship between alcohol use and non-suicidal self-injury. As a graduate student, she is working on an ongoing behavioral family weight management program for overweight and obese youth in rural counties. Using data from this project, Page completed her master’s thesis on predictors of attendance in this rural sample. She has become increasingly interested in adherence to medical regimens in pediatric chronic illness. Currently, she is planning a research project examining factors related to adherence in children with Sickle Cell Disease.

Clinical Focus

Page’s primary clinical interest is working with children, especially those with anxiety disorders and chronic illnesses who also experience behavioral or psychological difficulties. She is interested in treating these patients in both inpatient and outpatient settings. Page is currently involved in providing psychology consultation to pediatric Hematology/Oncology inpatient and outpatient populations.

Presentations (Posters and Talks)

Klitzman, P., & Janicke, D. Predictors of Attendance in a Behavioral Family Intervention Program for Overweight Rural Youth. Poster presented at the 2012 Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association, Orlando, FL.

Radonovich, K., Ginn, N., Bhuiyan, N., & Klitzman, P. (July 2012). Social skills groups for autism – Shouldn’t every child attend? Clinical Case Conference, Department of Clinical and Health Psychology, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL.

Klitzman, P., Junger, K., Gray, W., Gowey, M., & Janicke, D. The Differences Between Cyberbullying Victims and Non-victims on Weight and Psychosocial Functioning in Youth. Poster presented at the 2011 Society of Pediatric Psychology National Conference, San Antonio, TX.

Gowey, M., Junger, K., Gray, W., Klitzman, P., & Janicke, D. Comparison of Weight Status and Psychosocial Functioning of Youth Who are Perpetrators vs. Non-Perpetrators of Cyberbullying Poster presented at the 2011 Society of Pediatric Psychology National Conference, San Antonio, TX.

Klitzman, P. (May, 2011). Predictors of attendance in a longitudinal rural intervention program for overweight and obese youth. Center for Pediatric and Family Studies Research Seminar, Department of Clinical and Health Psychology, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL.

Klitzman, P. (April, 2011). Comparison of weight status and psychosocial functioning of youth who are perpetrators vs. non-perpetrators of cyberbullying. Center for Pediatric and Family Studies Research Seminar, Department of Clinical and Health Psychology, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL.

Gowey, M., Klitzman, P., Junger, K., Gray, W. & Janicke, D. Psychosocial Functioning of Youth Involved in Cyberbullying. Poster presented at the 2011 PHHP Research Day, Gainesville, FL.

Professional Memberships

  • American Psychological Association (APA), Student Affiliate
  • Society of Pediatric Psychology (SPP), Student Affiliate

Leadership

  • University of Florida, Clinical and Health Psychology Class Representative – Fall 2010-Present

Community Involvement

Comfort Zone Camp – October 2010

Camp Boggy Creek – March 2011, April 2012