About







Elizabeth Clawson, MS, PhD, LCP, HSPP

Elizabeth Clawson, MS, PhD, LCP, HSPP is an internationally renowned pediatric clinical psychologist known for her extensive work in the field of pediatric feeding disorders. She is co-founder of the Pediatric Feeding Institute and owner of Thrive! Pediatric Feeding Therapy. Elizabeth received her MS and PhD degrees from Virginia Commonwealth University. She completed her internship at the Kennedy Krieger Institute/Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine with rotations in pediatric feeding therapy and hospital consultation/liaison intervention. Her postdoctoral fellowship was at Cumberland Hospital, a long-term pediatric hospital for children and adolescents with brain injury, chronic illness and neurobehavioral disorders.

Dr. Clawson has 25+ years of experience in pediatric psychology with a specialization in treating children with feeding disorders. She has been committed to establishing treatment techniques using the TR-eat® model (Transdisciplinary Effective Assessment and Treatment) for working with children presenting with feeding problems. She has multiple research publications, presentations, and consultation contracts in the area of pediatric feeding therapy.

As Co-Founder of the Pediatric Feeding Institute, Dr. Clawson is a dynamic and engaging speaker who is able to combine her clinical expertise with research-based outcomes to support the intervention strategies taught in the highly acclaimed Mealtime Miseries workshop. PFI also offers training in treatment interventions through workshops, seminars and on-site consultation. She has been co-conducting the Mealtime Miseries workshop since 2007. Her research in the area of pediatric feeding disorders has been published in professional publications and peer-reviewed journals.

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