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Deirdre A. Caplin, Ph.D., M.S.

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Languages

  • English

Clinical Details

Schedule An Appointment Clinical Office Address
(801) 313-7711 Pediatric Behavioral Health
675 East 500 South , Suite 300
Salt Lake City, UT 84102

Bio

Deirdre Caplin, MS, PhD received her Master’s Degree in Rehabilitation Counseling from Purdue University School of Science, her PhD in Clinical Child Psychology from Ohio University, and her clinical internship in Pediatric Psychology at the University of Louisville Medical Center. She has been with the Department of Pediatrics since 2001 and joined the Division of Behavioral Health in 2009.

Dr. Caplin’s clinical practice is focused on the evaluation and treatment of medically ill children and adolescents. She is trained in cognitive-behavioral therapy, clinical pediatric hypnosis, biofeedback and relaxation, and behavioral approaches, with a specific focus on the functional aspects of pain management, anxiety, and illness management, as well as somatoform and conversion disorders. She attends on the Consultation Liaison service at Primary Children’s Medical Center and maintains an outpatient practice through their Pediatric Behavioral Health Clinic. Dr. Caplin also serves as the director of clinical training for the Division of Behavioral Health as well as the Associate Program Director for Curriculum and Evaluation in the Pediatric Residency Program.

Her research interests mirror her clinical and administrative efforts in resident education, including curriculum development and the use of learning technologies. With her colleagues in Behavioral Health, she is developing a program to monitor children with Conversion and other somatoform disorders, in order to inform clinical care.

Board Certification and Academic Information

Academic Departments Pediatrics - Associate Professor (Clinical)
Psychiatry - Adjunct Associate Professor
Academic Divisions Child Psychiatry
Pediatric Behavioral Medicine

Academic Profile

Research Interests

  • Resident Education
  • Pediatric Psychology
  • Chronic Disease
  • Disease Management

Board Certification and Academic Information

Academic Departments Pediatrics - Associate Professor (Clinical)
Psychiatry - Adjunct Associate Professor
Academic Divisions Child Psychiatry
Pediatric Behavioral Medicine

Academic Office Locations

Academic Office Phone Number Academic Office Address
(801) 662-6755 Primary Children's Hospital
Division of Pediatric Behavioral Health
100 N Mario Capecchi Drive
Salt Lake City, UT 84113
(801) 662-5700 Primary Children's Hospital
Pediatric Residency Office
100 N Mario Capecchi Drive
Salt Lake City, UT 84113

Academic Bio

Deirdre Caplin, MS, PhD completed a Master’s Degree in Rehabilitation Counseling from Purdue University School of Science, her PhD in Clinical Child Psychology from Ohio University, and her clinical internship in Pediatric Psychology at the University of Louisville Medical Center. She has been with the Department of Pediatrics Since 2001 and joined the Division of Behavioral Health in 2009.

Dr. Caplin serves as the director of clinical training for the Division of Behavioral Health as well as the Associate Program Director for Curriculum and Evaluation in the Pediatric Residency Program.

Her research interests mirror her administrative efforts in resident education, including curriculum development and the use of learning technologies. With her colleagues in Behavioral Health, she is developing a program to monitor children with Conversion and other somatoform disorders, in order to inform clinical care.

Dr. Caplin’s clinical practice is focused on the evaluation and treatment of medically ill children and adolescents. She is trained in cognitive-behavioral therapy, clinical pediatric hypnosis, biofeedback and relaxation, and behavioral approaches, with a specific focus on the management of anxiety, disease management issues, pain management, somatoform and conversion disorders.

Education

Education History

Type School Degree
Doctoral Training Ohio University
Clinical Child Psychology
Ph.D.
Internship University of Louisville School of Medicine
Pediatric Psychology
Intern
Graduate Training Indiana University - Purdue University at Indianapolis
Psychology
M.S.
Undergraduate St. Bonaventure University
Psychology
B.A.

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