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Practice Award – Alyssa Thompson

The SCCAP Board of Directors is proud to announce that Alysha D. Thompson, PhD has been selected as the recipient of the 2022 SCCAP Award for Promoting Evidence-Based Mental Health Services for Children and Adolescents (SCCAP Practice Award)!  

Dr. Thompson has made a significant local, state, and nationwide impact regarding evidence-based acute and intensive services for youth. Her work has focused on increasing access to higher levels of care, trauma-informed care, and gender-affirming care, particularly for underserved populations (i.e., Medicaid patients). For example, she has spearheaded training for 10,000+ staff at Seattle Children’s Hospital to increase use of trauma-informed services. She has also advocated for increased access to acute and intensive services at the state and national levels, and successfully increased government funding for these programs. Moreover, Dr. Thompson has also supervised numerous trainees inside and outside of our profession across multiple institutions and states.  

As SCCAP’s Practice Award winner, Dr. Thompson will be recognized at this summer’s APA conference. Please join us in congratulating Dr. Thompson!