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Society of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology

American Psychological Association, Division 53

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Welcome! The Society of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology is Division 53 of the American Psychological Association. Our purpose is to encourage the development and advancement of clinical child and adolescent psychology through integration of its scientific and professional aspects.


Our mission is to serve children, adolescents and families with the best possible clinical care based on psychological science. SCCAP strives to integrate scientific and professional aspects of clinical child and adolescent psychology, in that it promotes scientific inquiry, training, and clinical practice related to serving children and their families.

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SCCAP Award for Promoting Evidence-Based...

This Award is designed to recognize a clinical child and adolescent practitioner who has made a significant and enduring impact to promoting awareness, accessibility, and/or implementation of evidence-based mental health services for children and adolescents.

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Discredited Assessment and Treatment Met...

While there are a lot of resources available to tell you about assessments and treatments that you should be using, it is much more difficult to identify assessments and treatments that you should not be using. This article contains lists of assessments and treatments that experts in the field caution against using.

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Abidin Early Career Award and Grant

The award is intended to recognize an early career psychologist who has established a program of empirical research that has had a major impact on the field’s understanding of psychopathology, prevention, assessment, treatment, or public policy relative to child and adolescent development or mental health.

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