PPA Honors Dr. Katherine Dahlsgaard with Psychology in the Media Award
Tuesday, July 18, 2017
Posted by: Justin Fleming
Pennsylvania Psychological Association Honors Dr. Katherine Dahlsgaard with Psychology in the Media Award
Harrisburg – The Pennsylvania Psychological Association (PPA) today announced that Dr. Katherine Dahlsgaard, the clinical director of the Anxiety Behaviors Clinic at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, was honored as the 2017 Psychology in the Media Award winner. This award recognizes PPA members and others who bring psychology to the public through the media.
Throughout her career, Dr. Dahlsgaard has helped the public understand psychology through articles in the Philadelphia Inquirer as well as appearances on radio and television. She began contributing articles to The Philadelphia Inquirer’s Health Kids series in September 2012. Similarly, she writes on children’s mental health periodically for the Medical Mystery series, also The Inquirer, and for anxiety.org.
Additionally, Dr. Dahlsgaard has authored dozens of articles on topics relevant to children, adolescents, and their families. She distills important, if complex data into readable, relevant, and highly informative pieces for public consumption, thus helping inform and empower families seeking help and treatment. She writes on topics such as the importance of sleep for adolescent safety and functioning, ADHD in girls, the latest research on the efficacy and side effects of medications, and more.
Dr. Dahlsgaard also has a tremendous impact on her community, providing her expertise on many issues pertinent to families – such as treating picky eating and various phobias – through televised segments on the local TV news and public radio and for Medscape. Finally, Dr. Dahlsgaard frequently gives presentations throughout the Delaware Valley to parent groups, schools, and professional organizations. She is uncommonly generous with her time and expertise and consistently presents thoughtful, engaging, and humorous talks both locally and nationally.
Through these efforts, Dr. Dahlsgaard has taught the public about issues related to children from all walks of life, demonstrates the importance of research and evidence-based support in psychology/treatment, and empowers and comforts families who feel alone in their struggles. For that, she is a deserving recipient of the Psychology in the Media Award.
The Pennsylvania Psychological Association (PPA) represents nearly 3,000 psychologists in the Commonwealth. PPA promotes the science and practice of psychology by supporting psychologists to meet the evolving needs of the public. Its purpose is to advance psychology in Pennsylvania as a means of promoting human welfare. Founded in 1933, it is the third-largest state association affiliated with the American Psychological Association.