The SCCAP website is great place to get the latest news for members. John Guerry, Ph.D., is 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.
Full Access to JCCAP
The Journal of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology, edited by Mitchell (Mitch) Prinstein, PhD, 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.
InBalance, edited by Kristin Hawley, 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.
John Ackerman, 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.
Lorie Ritschel, Ph.D., and Elise Capella, Ph.D., are Chair and Co-Chair, respectively, for the 2013 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.
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.
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