Pamela Kaiser, PhD, PNP is a licensed clinical child/adolescent/pediatric psychologist, pediatric nurse practitioner (PNP), and developmental specialist. Her 40+ year academic and clinical career has spanned various roles at Stanford, University of California (San Francisco) and (San Diego), and other settings.
For almost 25 years, her expertise has focused on treating children/teens/families with self-regulation issues, including anxiety-spectrum disorders, mind-body and medical conditions, stress-reactivity problems. She assists patients in enhancing self-regulation, by combining mental-&- integrative health interventions, such as advanced training in pediatric hypnosis, biofeedback, cognitive behavioral therapy, mindfulness, and stress management techniques.
With colleague, Daniel Kohen, MD, ABMH, Dr. Kaiser is co-founder and co-director of the National Pediatric Hypnosis Training Institute (NPHTI), which offers tri-level workshops, a global listserv and website. She is an internationally- and nationally-recognized speaker on clinical pediatric topics related to hypnosis. Beyond her role as ASCH faculty, she is an Approved Consultant and member of various committees. She was recently elected as an ASCH Executive Committee member.
While an Associate Clinical Professor at the UCSF Medical School, Dr. Kaiser was a co-investigator of a federally-funded research project examining children’s stress reactivity and mental and physical health. She is also the former Director of the Anxiety, Stress, and Health Clinic at a Stanford-affiliated child mental health agency. She has published on various behavioral-developmental pediatric topics, including the use of hypnosis to enhance self-regulation in anxious youth. She is a manuscript and book reviewer for two professional journals. Her independent sub-specialty practice is in Menlo Park, California.
Kaiser, P. (In press). Chapter: Anxiety in Children and Teens. In Gary Elkins (Ed.), Clinician’s Guide to Medical and Psychological Hypnosis: Foundations, Systems, Applications, and Professional Issues. Springer Publishing.
Kaiser, P. (2015). Chapter: Conversational hypnotic metaphors: Co-creating a self-regulation “tune-up”. In Laura Graciana (Ed.), Storytelling: Come aiutare i bambini ad aiutarsi con le proprie storie, le metafore, i racconti…. (Storytelling: How to Help Children Helping Themselves with their own Stories, Metaphors, Fables). Milan, Italy: Franco Angeli Publisher.
Kaiser, P. (2014). Childhood Anxiety and Psychophysiological Reactivity: Hypnosis To Build Discrimination and Self-Regulation Skills. American Journal of Clinical Hypnosis: Special Issue: Anxiety. American Journal of Clinical Hypnosis, Special Issue: Anxiety and Hypnosis, 56: 343-367.
Kaiser, P. (2011). Childhood Anxiety, Worry, and Fear: Individualizing Hypnosis Goals and Suggestions for Self-Regulation. American Journal of Clinical Hypnosis: 54, 16-31.
Kaiser, P. (1996). Chapter: Nonparental child care. In W.T. Boyce & J. Shonkoff (Eds.) Developmental-behavioral pediatrics. In Rudolph, A. (Ed.), Pediatrics (20th edition).
Kaiser, P. (1993). “The influence of temperament and stress on preschoolers’ social competence in child care centers.” Dissertation Abstracts International. 54, No.4.
Kaiser, P. (1979). Book Review of Applied Decision Making for Nurses by J.G. Ford, et al. American Journal of Nursing, 79, p. 2203.
Kaiser, P. (1978). “Ten steps to interviewing job applicants.” American Journal of Nursing, 78, 627—640.
Kaiser, P., & Dixon, S. (1992). Chapter: 5 days to 4 weeks: Making a place in the family. In S. Dixon & M. Stein (Eds.), Encounters with Children: Pediatric Behavior and Development. St. Louis: Mosby Yearbook Medical Publishers, (2nd ed.).
Kaiser, P., & Dixon, S. (1992). Chapter: 7 to 8 months: Separation & strangers. In S. Dixon & M. Stein (Eds.), Encounters with Children: Pediatric Behavior and Development. St. Louis: Mosby Yearbook Medical Publishers, (2nd ed.).
Kaiser, P., & Dixon, S. (1992). Chapter: 9 to 10 months: Active exploration in a safe environment. In S. Dixon & M. Stein (Eds.), Encounters with Children: Pediatric Behavior and Development. St. Louis: Mosby Yearbook Medical Publishers, (2nd ed.).
Kaiser, P., McCaffery, M., Brehm, H., Dixon, S., Stein, M., & Felice, M.A. (1992). Chapter: Books for parents, videos for kids, and annotated bibliography. In S.Dixon & M. Stein (Eds.), Encounters with Children: Pediatric Behavior and Development. St. Louis: Mosby Yearbook Medical Publishers, (2nd ed.).
Kohen, D.P. & Kaiser, P. (2014). Clinical hypnosis with children and adolescents—What? Why? How?: Origins, applications, and efficacy. Children 2014, 1, 74-98; doi:10.3390/children1020074 www.mdpi.com/journal/children/ Click here to access full article.
Alkon, A., Genevro, Jl, Tschann, JM, Kaiser, P., Ragland, DR, Boyce, WT. (1999). The epidemiology of injuries in four child care centers. Arch.Pediatrr Adolesc Med, Dec., 153: 1248-54.
Alkon-Leonard, A., Genevro, J., Kaiser, P., Tschann, J., Chesney, M., & Boyce, W.T. (1994). Injuries in child care centers: Rates, severity, and etiology. Pediatrics Supplement, December, 1043—1046.
Boyce, W.T., Chesney, M., Alkon-Leonard, A., Tschann, J., Adams, S., Chesterman, B., Cohen, F., Kaiser, P., Folkman, S., & Wara, D. (1995). Psychobiologic reactivity to stress and childhood respiratory illnesses: Results of two prospective studies. Psychosomatic Medicine, 57, 411-422.
Boyce, W.T., Chesney, M., Kaiser, P., Alkon, A., Eisenhardt, M., Chesterman, E,, & Tschann, J. (1991) Development of protocol for measuring cardiovascular response to stress in preschool children. Pediatric Research. Abstract. (April).
Dixon, S., Hennessey, M., & Kaiser, P. (1992). Chapter: 5 to 6 months: Reaching out to play. In S. Dixon & M. Stein (Eds), Encounters with Children: Pediatric Behavior and Development. St. Louis: Mosby Yearbook Medical Publishers, (2nd ed.).
Richstmeier-Cyr, L., Culbert, T., & Kaiser, P. (2003). Helping Children with Stress and Anxiety: An Integrative Medicine Approach, Special Issue: Pediatric Integrative Medicine. Biofeedback, 31, 12-33, Summer.
Tschann, J., Kaiser, P., Boyce, W.T., Chesney, M.A., & Alkon-Leonard, A. (1996). Resilience and vulnerability among preschoolers: Family functioning, temperament, and behavior problems. Journal of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, 35,184-192.
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