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Last modified on December 7th, 2022 at 10:33 pm

SCCAP enhances the science and practice of clinical child and adolescent psychology by supporting its membership, and the field’s workforce, in the domains of (a) research; (b) evidence-based practice; (c) training and career development; (d) diversity, equity, and inclusion; and (e) dissemination.

To advance its mission, SCCAP has developed a series of awards to recognize and promote excellence across these specific child and adolescent focused domains, as well as across the career span.

The awards are a members-only benefit as part of the Society’s mission to promote psychologists’ work and advance the profession.

Our awards program has the ability to give a boost to developing professionals and students or acknowledge work well done.   We need your assistance to seek throughout our diverse fields of educators, researchers, and practitioners, candidates that could be recognized.

The SCCAP nomination process is not cumbersome and self-nominations are accepted.  Most awards require a letter explaining the exemplary characteristics and positive impact of the nominees’ work, and a current CV.  Membership in SCCAP is required.  Nominations can be submitted online through the  specific award pages listed below. Questions may be emailed to

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

Seeking Nominations - Early Career Contributions to Diversity Science Award

Seeking Nominations – Early Career Contributions to Diversity Science Award

Description: SCCAP is currently seeking nominations for the inaugural award for Early Career Contributions to Diversity Science. This award recognizes early career psychologists (less the 10 years post doctorate degree at time of nomination) who have made important contributions to ...
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Distinguished Career Award

Distinguished Career Award

Although there are no simple defining criteria for this award, major research, or theoretical contributions to the field or other contributions in terms of public policy or scientific practice may be considered. The awardee must be prominent or eminent in ...
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R. Bob Smith, III, Ph.D., Excellence in Psychological Assessment Award and Workshop

R. Bob Smith, III, Ph.D., Excellence in Psychological Assessment Award and Workshop

The Society for Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology (SCCAP) will annually present the Bob Smith Psychological Assessment Award to an individual, or organization that has made a major contribution to the field of psychological assessment broadly defined ...
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Abidin Early Career Award and Grant

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 ...
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Diversity Professional Development Award

Diversity Professional Development Award

The intent of this award is to allow graduate students and ECP's from diverse groups (e.g., ethnic and racial, sexual and gender diversity, individuals with a disability) the opportunity to attend a conference to gain professional skills and increase their ...
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Future Directions Launch Award

Future Directions Launch Award

 Overview of the Future Directions Forum             Learning how to do great science requires a toolbox of skills. Skills for effectively communicating science. To secure funding for scientific work. To identify where and when job opportunities arise. To get the ...
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Child Mental Health in Action Funding

Child Mental Health in Action Funding

The purpose of SCCAP is to support the development and advancement of clinical child and adolescent psychology through integration of its scientific and professional aspects. SCCAP promotes scientific inquiry, training, professional practice, and public policy in clinical child and adolescent ...
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SCCAP Award for Clinicians Promoting Evidence-Based Mental Health Services for Children and Adolescents

SCCAP Award for Clinicians Promoting Evidence-Based Mental Health Services for Children and Adolescents

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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For Students

Please visit our Student Award Opportunities page to view a full list of current award opportunities for students in clinical child and adolescent psychology.

Current and Past Award Winners

2022 Award and Grant Recipients

2021 Award and Grant Recipients

2020 Award and Grant Recipients

2019 Award and Grant Recipients

2018 Award and Grant Recipients

Award Recipients of Division 53 (Pre-2018)

Section 1 Div 12 (Pre-Division 53) Award winners

Distinguished Career
2001 O. Ivar Lovaas
2002 Benjamin B. Lahey
2003 Rolf Loeber
2004 Michael Rutter
2005 John Weisz
2006 Terrie Moffit
2007 Phil Kendall
2008 Sheila Eyberg
2009 Bill Pelham
2010 Rex Forehand
2011 John Lochman
2012 Russell Barkley
2013 Cathy Lord
2014 Annette La Greca
2015 Tony Spirito
2016 Elizabeth McCauley
2017 Richard R. Abidin

Abiding Early Career Award and Grant
2016 Tara Peris
2017 David Langer

Distinguished Research
2004 Constance Hammen

Early Career
2005 Eric Youngstrom
2006 Sara Jaffee
2007 Eric Wilcutt

2006 Joel T. Nigg

Junior Faculty Mentoring
2004 Andrea Chronis and Andrea Taub
2005 Amori Yee Mikami
2006 Julia Cerel and Terry Chi
2007 Steven Smith

Routh Research and Dissertation Grant
Jennifer B. Blossom, M.S.
John L. Cooley, M.A.
Erin O’Connor, M.A.
Andrea Trubanova, M.S.

Alex Bettis
Catherine Burrows
Joyce Lui
Danielle Cornacchio

Honorable Mention
Farzana Saleem
Julia Morgan
Leslie Rith Najarian
Melissa Pielech

Student Achievement Awards
Zack Adams
Matthew Lerner

Kaitlin Gallo
John Guerry
Traci Kennedy
Leticia Osterberg

Daryaneh Badaly
Stephen Becker
Kelly Donahue
Kate Humphreys

Adam Miller
Justin Parent
Sarah Thomas
Carolos Yeguez

Aubrey Carpenter
Chloe Greenbaum
Pauline Goger
Monica Wu

Natalia Husby
Claire Gorey
Karen Guan
Jessica Schleider

Davielle Lakind
Amy Rapp
Kendal Reeder
Alayna Park

Student Research
2003 Christine A. Zalecki and Peter P. Kane
2004 Candice Alfano and Jason Horwitz
2005 Sasha Aschenbrand and Sara Haden 

Graduate Research
2004 Daniel Bagner and Anil Chacko
2005 Brian Wymbs, Veronica Raggi, Nina Kaiser
2006 Abbey Eisenhower and Jonathan Comer
2007 Abigail Judge and Mary Keeley

Postdoctoral Research
2007 Greta Winograd

Outstanding Doctoral Program
2005 University of Kansas
2006 DePaul
2007 Virginia Commonwealth University

Public Sector
2004 Julianna Smith Boydston
2005 Elizabeth Hamilton

Minority Education
2007 LaVome Robinson

Minority Research
2007 Noni Gaylord-Harden