Division 53  | Benefits of Membership

Benefits of Membership
Membership in Division 53 confers many benefits, including journal and newsletter  subscriptions, a website and two listservs, student benefits, and a forum for clinicians, researchers, educators, and students to participate in ongoing debate and collectively influence important issues facing our field.  Here are some highlights:


Our Website


The SCCAP website is great place to get the latest news for members. Our Web Editor, and will be posting articles relevant to our membership. The website is a valuable tool for keeping up with Division activities and important issues in the field. We hope you will visit the site regularly to stay current with late-breaking Division news and to address your questions about the Division.
You can join the Division and pay by credit card using a secure online payment system. However, if you prefer, you may pay by personal check. To do so, you can download a membership application form and send the form with your payment to the address on the form.


Full Access to JCCAP

Journal of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology

The Journal of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology, edited by Andres De Los Reyes, Ph.D., is a leading child psychopathology and treatment journal. The journal publishes original contributions on development and evaluation of assessment and intervention techniques, clinical child and adolescent and cross-cultural and sociodemographic issues, training and professional practice in clinical child and adolescent psychology, and child advocacy. In addition to the hard copy you receive, electronic journal access is provided through the website. 



Evidence-based Practice in Child and Adolescent Mental Health


Evidence-based Practice in Child and Adolescent Mental Health (EPCAMH), edited by Anne Marie Albano, Ph.D., ABPP, is an official journal of the Society of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology. The primary mission of the journal is dissemination, with the aim of increasing evidence-based practice in child and adolescent mental health.



Our Newsletter

InBalance Newsletter

InBalance, edited by David Langer, Ph.D., is published three times a year and offers topical features, news of interest, and important policy-related information. Recent issues have focused on board certification, multidimensional family therapy, and evidence-based treatments.



Our Listservs

Jennifer E. R. Muñoz, PhD, is our Listserv Manager. A members-only listserv provides a discussion forum for scientific and professional topics. Students have their own Student Listserv. Students may join the members-only listserv as well as a student-only listserv. Membership in all listservs is optional.


Continuing Education

In addition to CE credits that can be obtained at the APA annual convention, SCCAP co-sponsors the National Conference on Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology and the Miami Conference on Evidence-based Practices. SCCAP is working to develop on-line CE opportunities.

More Student Benefits

SCCAP is dedicated to encouraging student participation and strives to maintain sensitivity to the needs of people pursuing training in the field. Students are represented on the SCCAP Board of Directors. SCCAP sponsors sessions on finding and securing internships in clinical child psychology at the APA annual convention. Students have their own Student Listserv and may also participate in the other division listserv. Students also receive their first year of membership free and APA student members receive free memberships as long as they remain students.


Convention Activities

Anna Van Meter, Ph.D. and Adam Miller, PhD are Chair and Co-Chair, respectively, for the 2017 APA Annual Convention SCCAP programming. We sponsor several APA Convention activities, including symposia, workshops, poster sessions, and a social hour that allow you to network, learn, exchange information, and stay abreast of current clinical and research topics in our field.



Task Forces

SCCAP commissions task forces to investigate issues pertinent to child mental health. Our current task forces are Dissemination of Evidence-Based Practice chaired by Bill Pelham, PhD, ABPP and Ethnic Minority Children and Adolescents, chaired by Yo Jackson, PhD, ABPP.


And don’t forget… Advocacy for Children’s Mental Health!

Perhaps most importantly, our strength and size offers a crucial opportunity for advocacy. Thanks to your membership, SCCAP is able to work towards the improvement of children’s mental health care services at local and national levels and offer advocacy to support mental health careers and training. Because the size of our Division is directly related to our representation on APA’s Council of Representatives, our continued growth has allowed us to obtain seats on APA task forces and committees, and to participate in ongoing discussions regarding clinical child specialization and accreditation.
Questions about Division Operations?  Click Here to view our Bylaws.

How to Join


Your membership entitles you to all issues of the Journal of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology during the calendar year in which your membership becomes effective.  Members also receive the Society of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology newsletter three times per year.
Division 53 follows the same membership year dates and billing cycle as the APA.  Thus, membership applications received through the end of July will be for the current year.  Members who join after the division's central office sends mailing data to our publisher can expect that back issues will be shipped under separate cover.  Applications received after August 1 will be applied to the following calendar year and your first journal may not be received until March.

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