Pediatric psychologists are an integral and integrative part in multi-disciplinary feeding clinics. They assess and treat child's objective eating difficulties and parents' feeding practices with varied means and tools. Psychologists work within the interface between children's and parents' characteristics and temperament.
The main four therapeutic challenges are parents, children, relationships between those two and the psychologists' unique challenges as part of a holistic attitude and team.
The child's medical condition is addressed, as so the parent's style and need to keep and honor child's boundaries (as an example). The interaction itself might function as the entity calling for intervention, due to differences of temperament, for instance.
Psychologists must integrate psychological needs with other needs as well, overview therapeutic goals within teams and deal with different paces of progress: psychological vs. other domains.
A successful psychological intervention processes is best established in a trust base relationship in dyadic and triadic settings, avoiding shame and self parental blame as possible.