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Erin Webster, Ph.D.


pediatric psychology, chronic pain


Erin Webster, Ph.D. is a pediatric psychologist at Dayton Children's Hospital. She specializes in working with children and adolescents that have a chronic pain condition such as chronic headaches, fibromyalgia, and functional abdominal pain. She also focus on how stress can affect the body and physical symptoms.

Dr. Webster also facilitates The Comfort Ability Program (CAP) at Dayton Children’s. The program is a fun, interactive, evidence-based workshop to help adolescents and their parents learn essential skills and strategies needed to manage chronic pain well. CAP is designed for families dealing with all kinds of chronic pain problems such as persistent headache or migraine, abdominal pain, nerve pain, joint pain, disease related pain. post-surgical pain, or any other kind of persistent pain.

education and training

  • graduate school: Oklahoma State University
  • internship: Nemours Alfred I DuPont Hospital for Children
  • fellowship: Cleveland Clinic Children's Hospital

publications and presentations

  • Benore, E.R., Brannon, E.E., Wang, L., Worley, S., & Banez, G. (in press) Outcomes of an Interdisciplinary Pediatric Pain Rehabilitation Program for Chronic Migraine and Headache.
  • Brannon, E.E., Cushing, C.C., Walters, R.W., Crick, C., Noser, A.E., & Mullins, L.L. (2017). Goal feedback for whom? A physical activity intervention using an N-of-1 RCT. Psychology & Health 33(6), 701-712. doi:10.1080/08870446.2017.1385783.
  • Brannon, E.E. & Benore, E. (2017). How understanding the function of behavior can improve physical and occupational therapy progress: The case for psychology, Pediatric Pain Letter 19(2), 24-28.

get to know me

I chose my specialty because...

chronic pain can have a serious affect on an adolescent's life; and I love helping my patients to live life and not let pain interfere.

I like working with kids because...

they are creative and enthusiastic and make my job fun.

I chose to work at Dayton Children's because...

of the location to family.

Dayton Children's is special because...

of the community-feel and focus on patient care and satisfaction.

ratings and reviews

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Thank you for being there.

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Thankful for my son having a excellent Therapist that understands him. I appreciate it so much.

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She is amazing with my daughter, very gentle, kind and understanding. She listens to my concerns and helps my daughter work through those and any other things my daughter brings up.

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Yes, I just wanted to tell you that Erin was greatly appreciated. She was kind of my not only myself but to my son. She was willing to sit there and talk to us just gave us everything we needed to know. She gave us a lot of information that we did not have that no one else had helped us with and kind of set us in the right direction. I think going forward and was willing to answer our questions and help us out in the future if we needed it. She was very much. Appreciate it. Thank you.

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