Division 53 | Attend the JCCAP Future Directions Forum

Attend the JCCAP Future Directions Forum
Attend the JCCAP Future Directions Forum 
(June 1st-2nd, 2017; University of Maryland at College Park)

As a leading journal in child and adolescent mental health, the Journal of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology (JCCAP) is in a unique position to build bridges among the field’s disciplines—Psychology, Psychiatry, Pediatrics, Public Health, Public Policy, Social Work, Education, Nursing, and Neuroscience, among others. Together, we can leverage expertise from all these disciplines to improve the mental health of children and adolescents worldwide. In fact, JCCAP publishes content with a large, interdisciplinary outreach. In particular, regularly invited articles (i.e., Future Directions) seek to unite affiliated disciplines in child and adolescent mental health, in that they focus on topics of relevance to the diverse disciplines that comprise the field. In an effort to further strengthen these connections, 2017 marks the launch of theJCCAP Future Directions Forum. This annual forum showcases interdisciplinary work in child and adolescent mental health, provides professional development training to early career scientists in the field, and raises public awareness of the “best and brightest” of these scientists-in-training. Here is what should motivate you to attend this new forum:
  • To be productive members of our research community, early career scientists need to go beyond what they learn in the classroom, to develop the skills to succeed – writing great journal articles, effectively communicating ideas during a job interview, or writing successful grant proposals.
  • The JCCAP Future Directions Forum seeks to provide early career scientists with tools to increase their competitiveness in the highly competitive science job market. The forum includes a full day of workshops and panel discussions devoted to academic writing, grant application strategies, federal agency funding priorities, increasing academic productivity, and the peer review process. Attendees will have the option of earning Continuing Education credits for attending the forum.
  • As part of this two-day forum, leading figures in child and adolescent mental health will speak about their work and inspire early career scientists with innovative ideas. Speakers include a former MacArthur Fellow, presidents of scholarly societies, and editors of major journals.
  • The forum will include 60 poster presentations featuring work by up-and-coming researchers from across the U.S.! From among these presenters, we will identify recipients of the Future Directions Launch Award. This award recognizes promising early career researchers doing work in areas highlighted at this year’s forum: suicide and self-injury, bipolar disorder, conduct problems, and evidence-based assessment. We assembled a world-class committee to discover these promising early career scientists:
    • Catherine P. Bradshaw, Ph.D. (University of Virginia)
    • Andres De Los Reyes, Ph.D. (University of Maryland at College Park)
    • Matthew K. Nock, Ph.D. (Harvard University)
    • Wendy K. Silverman, Ph.D. (Yale University)
    • Eric A. Youngstrom, Ph.D. (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill)
A description of the JCCAP Future Directions Forum and list of presenters can be found online (http://bit.ly/JCCAPFDF2017). To learn more about the forum, please visit our homepage (http://www.jccapfuturedirectionsforum.com), and our registration page can be found online (http://bit.ly/JCCAPFDFREGISTER). Early registration ends on May 25, 2017!