Division 53  | Division Fellows

Division Fellows

Policies and Criteria

Fellow status in the American Psychological Association is formal recognition by professional peers that an individual has achieved great distinction in his or her field. Election to Fellow status in Division 53, the Society of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology, requires evidence of outstanding contributions or performance in the field of psychology, specifically in the area of clinical child and adolescent psychology. Fellow status requires that a person’s work have had a national impact on the field beyond local, state, or regional levels. A high level of competence or steady and continuing contributions are not sufficient solely to warrant Fellow status. In order to demonstrate outstanding contributions or performance in clinical child and adolescent psychology, the applicant must be able to provide (a) documentation of sustained contributions or performance in clinical child and adolescent psychology over a period of a minimum of ten (10) years, (b) evidence of distinctive contributions to clinical child and adolescent psychology that are recognized by others as excellent, and (c) data exhibiting a documented impact beyond the immediate setting in which the candidate/nominee works.

There is no single criterion upon which approval for Fellow status can be based for a recommendation to the APA Membership Committee and APA Council of Representatives. Examples of such contributions include strong impact of publication on the particular area of clinical child and adolescent psychology, strong impact through community service or teaching, work that has been cited by others, presentation of papers, chairing symposia, conducting workshops, holding office in psychological organizations, influencing legislation or policy, receiving awards or grants, documented innovations in clinical child and adolescent psychology, or production of empirically supported interventions. Single or even repeated performance of these activities is expected of a noteworthy professional; Fellow status is awarded based on long-term impact and broad achievement contributing to the science and practice of clinical child and adolescent psychology.

The Society seeks to recognize a variety of exceptional contributions that significantly advance the field of clinical child and adolescent psychology including, but not limited to, theory development, research, evaluation, teaching, intervention, policy development and implementation, advocacy, consultation, program development, administration and service, model service delivery, and empirically supported clinical applications.

 Minimum Qualifications

1.     The receipt of a doctoral degree based in part on a psychological dissertation or from a program primarily psychological in nature
2.     Prior membership as an APA Member for at least one year and a Member of Division 53, Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology
3.     Active engagement at the time of nomination/application in the advancement of psychology in any of its aspects
4.     Ten years of acceptable professional experience subsequent to the granting of the doctoral degree
5.     Supporting letters from at least three APA Division 53 Fellows who are familiar with the applicant’s work with supportive statements attesting specifically to significant contributions to psychology and to clinical child and adolescent psychology for Initial (new) APA Fellows.  Letters are NOT required for current Fellows in APA who were previously elected through other Divisions.
6.     Self-statement identifying applicant’s significant contributions to psychology in general, and to clinical child and adolescent psychology in particular, with a curriculum vita in which these contributions are highlighted. The self-statement should address the criteria elaborated in the Policies and Criteria section above.

Additional information about APA Fellow Status is available at http://www.apa.org/membership/fellows/

Application Procedure

Completed materials need to be submitted no later than December 1st for consideration during the next cycle. Applications are reviewed by the Division 53 Fellows Committee, and if the review is positive, the Fellows Chair forwards supporting materials to the APA Membership Committee in February. The APA Membership Committee then decides whether to endorse the application and forwards it to the Board of Directors and Council of Representatives for a vote at the annual meeting.
The application and submission process differs for Initial (new) APA Fellows and Current APA Fellows who were previously elected through another division.
Initial APA Fellows will complete their application electronically through APA’s website at https://www.apa.org/membership/fellows/apply.aspx. They must meet all six minimum qualifications and steps that are addressed above. Note that there is a requirement for Initial Fellow applicants to obtain three endorsements from current Division 53 Fellows. A list of Division 53 Fellows and the Fellows Committee members is provided below. 
Current APA Fellows will submit their application materials via an email attachment sent to the Director of Operations (sccapdiv53@gmail.com). They must meet the minimum qualifications described above, but do not need supporting letters as described in #5 above.  Their self-statement will attest that they have met criteria #1 to #4.  They will state their APA membership number and the division(s) through which they have previously been elected to APA Fellowship. The remainder of the self-statement will elaborate on the criteria as described in #6 above.  All submitted material must be in one emailed PDF document by the December 1st deadline.
Please contact Steven Meyers (smeyers@roosevelt.edu), chair of the SCCAP Fellows Committee, with any questions.

Forms for Applicants

Division 53 Policies and Criteria

Fellows Committee

Steven Meyers PhD. - Chair
Mary Ann McCabe PhD
Kathryn Grant PhD

Current Fellows

(as of March 2017)

Richard R Abidin
Thomas M Achenbach
Fred L. Alberts, Jr
Marc S Atkins
Barry S Anton
F D Armstrong
Joan Asarnow
Glen P Aylward
Lamia Barakat
Russell A Barkley 
David H Barlow
Jose J. Bauermeister
Deborah C Beidel
Maureen M Black
Ronald L Blount
Bruce A Bracken
Joanna Breyer
Ronald T Brown
G Leonard Burns
Susan B Campbell
Edward G Carr
Mark J Chaffin
Edward R Christophersen
Paul W Clement
Robert C Colligan
David A Crenshaw
John F Curry
W. Hobart Davies
Geraldine Dawson
Stephen J Dollinger
Dennis D Drotar
George J DuPaul
Joseph A Durlak
Maurice J Elias
Marilyn T Erickson
Steven W. Evans
Jeffrey W Fagen
Albert D Farrell
Alfred J Finch Jr
Rosemary Flanagan
Rex L Forehand
Don C Fowles
Richard M Foxx
Paul J Frick
Robert Friedberg
Mary A Fristad
David S Glenwick
Irene T Goldenberg
David B. Goldston

Kathryn Grant
Barney Greenspan
Frank M Gresham
Alan M Gross
Terry B Gutkin
Sandra L Harris
Keith Herman
Stephen P Hinshaw
Daniel Holland
Arthur M Horne
Yo Jackson
Norine G Johnson
Charlotte Johnston
Nadine J Kaslow
Anne E Kazak
Philip C Kendall

Cheryl A King
David J Kolko
Gerald P Koocher
Vita Krall
David Lachar
Annette M LaGreca
Kathleen L Lemanek
Howard A Liddle
John E Lochman
Catherine E Lord
John R Lutzker
Anthony P Mannarino
Eric J Mash
Ann S Masten
James B McCarthy
Robert J McMahon
Gary B Melton
Kenneth W Merrell
Steven Meyers
Richard S Milich
Alec L Miller
Richard J Morris
W Michael Nelson III
Kevin J O’Connor
Thomas H Ollendick
William E Pelham Jr
John C Piacentini
Scott W Powers
Mitchell J Prinstein
Mark Rapport
Cecil R Reynolds
Lynn C Richman
Michael C Roberts
Byron P Rourke
Donald K Routh
Sebastiano G Santostefano
Conway F Saylor
Carolyn S Schroeder
Felicisima C Serafica
Daniel S Shaw
Milton F Shore
Lawrence J Siegel
Wendy K Silverman
Nirbhay N Singh
Sara Sparrow
Anthony Spirito
Ric G Steele, Jr
Mark A Stein
Kenneth J Tarnowski
Carl L Tishler
Patrick H Tolan
William D Tynan
Donald G Unger
Robert G Wahler
Lauren S Wakschlag
C Eugene Walker
C Hinde Webster-Stratton
Irving B Weiner
John R Weisz
Carol K Whalen
Diane J Willis
David A Wolfe
Eric A Youngstrom