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SCCAP Elections

Candidates are sought for four positions on the SCCAP Board of Directors-President-Elect, Treasurer, Council Representative, and Member at Large-Science and Practice.

 SCCAP is seeking nominations for four board positions.  Candidates must have a strong commitment to the SCCAP mission and have the available time to successfully accomplish the tasks defined for the specific position. 

  • All positions assume responsibility on January 1, 2023.  
  • Each term runs for three years (2023-2025). In addition to the responsibilities listed below each board member is expected to participate in monthly conference calls and attend two Board of Directors meetings per year.
  • Each board member should identify best practices for implementing evidence-based and culturally informed practices to support mental health professionals that work with children and adolescents as it relates to their board position.
  • All candidates must be a member of the Society of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology (Division 53). Some positions require membership in APA, see specific position descriptions.
  • Self-nominations are accepted. 
  • E-mail  your vita, headshot, and personal statement of approximately 250 words about your background and interest in the position and SCCAP to
  • Deadline for nomination submissions is to SCCAP by December 15, 2021 

 Personal statements and headshots of the official slate will be posted to the elections page.


Direct questions to Lynn Canty, Director of Operations,


SCCAP encourages and welcomes applicants with diverse backgrounds with respect to age, color, ethnicity, disability, gender, geography, nationality, race, religion, and sexual orientation.


President-Elect (2023):

The President-Elect has a term of three (3) years sequentially serving as President-Elect(2023), President(2024) and Past President(2025). The President-Elect must be a member of both SCCAP and APA.

Major Responsibilities

  1. The President-Elect shall serve as an active member of the BOD and attend all meetings.
  2. Work with the Program Chair and Associate Chair to develop the APA program for the following year (President-Elect’s Presidential year).
  3. Before January of the Presidential year: appoint a Student Representative to serve during the Presidential year.
  4. Make plans for the Mid-Winter Meeting during your presidential year (date, location, who invited, agenda)
  5. Meet with the President and Director of Operations during the APA annual meeting to review duties and timelines for the presidential year.
  6. Work with the President and Board to create a slate of potential appointments for chairs of all open committee chairs, liaisons, and task force positions.
  7. Read Annual reports, minutes, Operations Manual, bylaws, and other historical documents.
  8. Prepare for APA Meeting in Presidential Year. Planning for the presidential-year APA Convention begins immediately after the current year’s convention. The President-Elect works closely with the Program Committee Chair and Associate Chair to develop the Division’s program.
  9. Prepare for Mid-Winter Meeting (MWM–for the Board of Directors)
  10. Select optional Presidential Initiative or focus for the year.
  11. Serve on the Finance Committee. (See Finance Committee section)
  12. Complete online APA Division Leadership Training.
  13. Participate in general duties of the Board of Directors
  14. Serve on Committees and complete tasks as assigned by the President

Member-at-Large, Science and Practice ( term 2023-2025):

General Responsibilities

  1. Attend all SCCAP Meetings
  2. Be responsive to the current needs of SCCAP, as well as to current social and political climates, in order to provide information, support, and education as situations arise.
  3. Serve, at the request of the President, as liaisons to other organizations. Members-at-Large also are to be available to assist the other board positions with special projects.  Members-at-Large will oversee the operation of SCCAP’s task forces. These assignments will be made by the President, based on the relevance of the task force for specific committees.
  4. Each Member at Large is responsible for reviewing material from APA directorates most closely affiliated with his or her primary committee assignment and sharing that information with the board and membership.
  5. MAL will make sure lines of communication are open between what the membership wants as a member benefit as well as between the MAL Committee, the journals and social media.

Major Responsibilities

  1. The primary responsibility is to play a leadership role in assisting SCCAP in encouraging the practice of clinical child and adolescent psychology to be evidence-based. Toward that end, this Member at Large will:
    1. Work closely with any task forces created by the society focused on science or practice—and will ensure appropriate communication between such task forces and the SCCAP Board of Directors.
    2. Monitor activities in the APA Science and Practice Directorates and keep the Board of Directors and SCCAP members informed of issues that may influence science or practice of clinical child and adolescent psychology.
    3. When APA creates task forces or committees related to science or practice interests of the society (e.g., Task Force for Mental Health of Children and Adolescents), inform the Board of Directors in a timely manner and encourage the nomination of qualified candidates for such task forces or committees.
    4. Ensure that SCCAP is represented in APA policy proposals that affect science or practice with children, adolescents, and families. Examples linked to science include legislation, administrative procedures, and funding patterns associated with science at the federal, state, and local levels. Examples of practice issues include qualifications for licensure, standards and guidelines for practice, legislation governing reimbursement, and malpractice insurance issues.

Additional Responsibilities:

  1. Chair or recruit a chair for both the Science Committee and the Practice Committee, at the discretion of the MAL for Science and Practice and President; appoint members, and report committee activities back to the Board.
  2. The Science Committee through the Science Committee liaison will work with the Editor to prepare the text to be edited or added to the website; be responsible for reviewing and keeping the content under the Evidence-Based Therapy Tab and the Disorders list under the Concerns, Symptoms & Disorders Tab current; and review the website for the possibility of adding new pages.
  3. The Practice Committee through the Practice Committee liaison will work with the Editor to review and keep the Tips & Tools and Concerns & Symptoms Tabs current; periodically post new questions on the FAQ, and review for the addition of new pages.
  4. Review and make recommendations on advertising requests for the journals.
  5. Identify presenters for at least two webinars a year (1 for science, 1 for practice).
  6. Provide articles for the newsletter.
  7. Provide a Social Media liaison to the Communications Chair-1 for science issues and 1 for practice issues.
  8. Complete both mid-year and annual reports.
  9. Provide suite programming at the APA Conference.
  10. Manage the assigned awards – poster awards, Practice Award, Smith Award.
  11. Serve on the Awards Committee.
  12. Nominate a student to serve both on the Science Committee and the APA Science Student Council.
  13. Manage the committees’ budgets.
  14. At the President’s request review the requests for SCCAP to endorse or support a policy or statement. Currently, the MAL is leading the development of the SCCAP Clinical Practice Institute.

Treasurer (term 2023-2025):

The Treasurer must be a member of both SCCAP and APA. They are elected for a three-year term.

Major Responsibilities

  1. Oversee all Funds of the Division and Maintain all Financial Records
    1. Manage the SCCAP finances. This includes adhering to the Financial Bylaws.
    2. Oversee custody of all funds and property of SCCAP.
    3. Oversee the receipt of all money.
    4. Direct disbursements.
    5. Oversee the keeping of adequate account funds.
    6. Oversee the paying of bills.
    7. Maintain operating funds in checking and savings accounts to meet budget requirements while transferring excess available funds to long-term investments.
    8. Oversee the maintenance and secure storage of the financial records.
    9. Consult with the SCCAP’s financial advisor regarding investments for the society’s endowment and operating reserve. Investments may be made in federally insured checking, savings, money market accounts; SIPC insured certificates; bonds; stocks; mutual funds; and ETFs at the Treasurer’s discretion, provided sufficient funds are available to meet ongoing expenses. Prior to any substantial changes in investment strategy, the Treasurer will consult with the Finance Committee.
    10. Review and sign the IRS Tax organizer completed by the Director of Operations, before it is sent to APA Financial Services and Accounting.
    11. Transfer records promptly when a new Treasurer takes over.
    12. Maintain fiscal policies and budget notes that operationalize policy.
    13. Handle contract negotiations and financial arrangements with regard to the Editor of JCCAP, the Editor of EPCAMH, Director of Operations, and all independent contractors.

2. Serve on the Finance Committee

 3. Prepare Financial Reports for Business and Board of Directors Meetings.

Prepare reports of the society’s financial affairs.

    1. Request that all proposed budget changes or new line items be submitted to the Treasurer two weeks in advance of the scheduled Board of Directors meeting when such changes are to be discussed.
    2. Present the following reports at the annual board meeting, when held:
      • A financial report for the current year, including a complete accounting of assets and debts.
      • A projected budget for the remainder of the current year.
  1. 4. A proposed budget for the next year, including anticipated budget items or changes.
  2. 5. Present the following reports at the Mid-winter Meeting, if held:
  •  A financial report for the previous year, including a complete accounting of assets and debts.
  • A proposed budget for the current year, as revised at the annual meeting.
  1. Dues Notices
    1. Supervise the execution of activities related to dues notices and dues collection.
    2. Complete the APA Division Assessment For Dues Paying Members form.

 Correspondence with Journal Publishers

    1. Verify that the annual royalty advance, the final royalty payment, and the editorial office payments are deposited to the SCCAP bank account in a timely manner.
    2. Review the items on the Profit and Loss Statement for JCCAP and EPCAMH, and maintain those records.
    3. Communicate with the publisher about any concerns, problems, or proposed changes to the operation of JCCAP and EPCAMH and the publication contract.
    4. Negotiate, with the support of the Finance Committee, the publishing contracts for the journals.
  1. Preparation of Financial Records for Audit

The Treasurer and Director of Operations should prepare an accounting of SCCAP’s finances for an audit at the end of each year and prior to the transfer of duties to a new Treasurer. The participating audit members should involve the members of the Finance Committee and other board members at the discretion of the President. This audit is held at the Mid-Winter Meeting, prior to the Board of Directors meeting.

Representatives to APA Council ( term 2023-2025)

Representatives to APA Council must be a Member of SCCAP and members of APA. They are elected for three (3) year terms. The Representative to APA Council shall perform those duties required of Representatives to APA Council as specified in the Bylaws of APA. They shall be responsible for advising the Board of Directors about significant matters of business scheduled to come before APA Council. They shall also be responsible for informing the Board of Directors of significant actions taken by APA Council.  APA Council Representatives will sit on committees as appointed by the SCCAP president.

Major Responsibilities

  1. Attend two APA Council meetings annually (during February in Washington DC, and at the summer APA convention). Serve as the Society’s voting representatives at the Council meetings, where the official business of APA is conducted. Represent the interests of SCCAP to the Council, as needed, and disseminate APA policy and decisions to the board and general membership.
  2. The most senior Council Rep. serves on the Child Mental Health in Action funding committee.
  3. The junior Council Rep. serves on the Nominations and Elections Committee
  4. Keep the SCCAP membership and Board informed about the APA issues related to the mission of the society.
  5. Advertise in the fall to recruit members to assign their apportionment ballots to SCCAP.
  6. Following the Council meetings, the representatives report to the Board of Directors regarding APA Council activities that relate to SCCAP.  Council report information will also be shared with the Newsletter Editor and on social media.