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Preeti Sandhu, PsyD

Pediatric Psychologist

Practice Name Connecticut Children's Specialty Group


BA & BS, University of Buffalo 2011
MA, Penn State Harrisburg 2013
PsyD, University of Hartford, 2018

Predoctoral Internship:
Primary Children’s Hospital, 2018

Postdoctoral Fellowship:
Institute of Living/Hartford Hospital, 2019

Faculty Appointment

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, University of Connecticut School of Medicine

Clinical Expertise

  • Specialization in pediatric psychology, a subspecialty that utilizes evidence-based treatment to help children, adolescents, and their families cope with acute and chronic illnesses.
  • Expertise in providing multidisciplinary care to those with chronic pain, gastrointestinal disorders, feeding disorders, and other pediatric health conditions.
  • Use of evidenced based treatment interventions, such as Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy or Acceptance-Commitment Therapy, in the treatment of anxiety, depression, and other factors that may influence chronic pain.
  • Education and consultation of the biopsychosocial and non-dualistic model of pain symptoms to patients, families, and other care providers within the community to best serve the patient’s needs.

Selected Publications

  • Pidano, A. E., Dale, L. P., Morgan, C. D., Wilbur, K. L., Sandhu, P., & Honigfeld, L. (2017). Different mental health-related symptoms, different decisions: A survey of pediatric primary care providers. Journal of Child and Family Studies, 1-10, doi: 10.1007/s10826-017-0846-x

  • Pidano, A. E., Slater, C. M., Dale, L. P., Wilbur, K. L., Sandhu, P., & Honigfeld, L. (2016). Availability of telephone-based child psychiatry consultation: Implications from a survey of pediatric providers in two states. Journal of Child and Family Studies, 25(8), 26-7-2615. doi: 10.1007/s10826-016-0423-8

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