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Evidence-based Practice in Child and Adolescent Mental Health (EPCAMH)

EPCAMH is an official clinical journal of the Society of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology.

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Official Journal for the Society of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology (Division 53), APA

ISSN: 2379-4925 (Print), 2379-4933 (Online)

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Evidence-based Practice in Child and Adolescent Mental Health (EPCAMH), edited by Mary A. Fristad, Ph.D., ABPP, is an official clinical journal of the Society of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology. The primary mission of the journal is dissemination of evidence-based practices to a wide range of mental health practitioners, and to increase knowledge about the expertise, scope, diversity, and practice of clinical child and adolescent psychologists.

Aims and Scope

Evidence-Based Practice in Child and Adolescent Mental Health   (EPCAMH) is a peer-reviewed journal publishing clinically relevant work on a broad range of topics.

EPCAMH is the official clinical journal of the Society of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology (SCCAP).

The journal’s primary mission is dissemination of evidence-based practices to a wide range of mental health practitioners, and to increase knowledge about the expertise, scope, diversity, and practice of clinical child and adolescent psychologists.

EPCAMH welcomes submissions on a number of topics, including, but not limited to:

  • Quality improvement studies that enhance care delivery
  • Clinical case series that provide novel insights into care provision
  • Reviews of current issues that impact youth mental health
  • Ethical conundrums
  • Training and professional practice issues
  • Systems-of-care issues
  • Advances in assessment
  • Dissemination and implementation of evidence-based practices
  • Mini-practice manuals
  • Historical perspectives

The journal accepts: Regular Articles, Brief Reports, Commentaries, and Letters to the Editor.

EPCAMH follows a double-blind peer review policy.

Manuscripts should be prepared according to the guidelines in the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (7th edition) as well as inclusive language guidelines.1 At the time of submission to, or throughout the review process at EPCAMH, manuscripts must not be under review or consideration at another journal. Typing instructions, including format, organization, and the preparation of figures, tables, and references appear in the Manual.

Empirical manuscripts should conform to the criteria listed in Table 1 of the 2008 APA Publications and Communications Board Working Group on Journal Article Reporting Standards (published in American Psychologist). Reports of randomized clinical trials must conform to CONSORT reporting standards, including the submission of a flow diagram and checklist. Nonrandomized clinical trials must conform to TREND criteria. Meta-analyses should conform to MARS standards (see Table 4 in 2008 American Psychologist article).

Quality improvement articles should follow SQUIRE guidelines, as articulated in this journal’s 2019 article.

Regular Articles may not exceed 35 pages, including references, footnotes, sample clinical dialogue, figures, and tables. Supplemental materials may include tables, figures, and appendix material and do not count against the page limit. Brief Reports may not exceed 4,500 words for text and references. These limits do not include the title page, abstract, author note, footnotes, tables, and figures. Manuscripts exceeding these page limits or not prepared according to Manual guidelines will be returned to authors without review . Commentaries are by editor invitation and written by key clinical opinion leaders within the broad field of child and adolescent mental health. These articles provide a brief summary of important issues warranting attention by the practice community and pertinent to clinical child and adolescent psychology. Letters to the Editor may be in response to regular articles, brief reports, or commentaries, or raise issues of concern to the journal’s audience. They may not exceed 750 words, inclusive of 5 or fewer references and one table or figure. All submissions undergo peer review.

All Regular Articles, Brief Reports, and Commentaries must include a title of 15 words or less. Regular Articles and Brief Reports require an abstract of up to 250 words, presented in paragraph form. Avoid abbreviations, diagrams, and reference to the text in the abstract. A list of up to five keywords that describe central themes of the manuscript should be included below the abstract on page 2.

Read the Instructions for Authors for information on how to submit your article.

1American Psychological Association (2021). Inclusive language guidelines.

Publication Policies

Authors are responsible for all statements made in their work and for obtaining permission from copyright owners to use a lengthy quotation (500 words or more) or to reprint or adapt a table or figure published elsewhere. Authors should write to both author(s) and publisher of such material to request nonexclusive world rights in all language for use in print and nonprint forms of the article and in future editions. This applies to direct reproduction as well as “derivative reproduction” (where you have created a new figure or table which derives substantially from a copyrighted source). Authors are required to sign an agreement for the transfer of copyright to the publisher. All accepted manuscripts, artwork, and photographs become the property of the publisher.

Submitting Manuscripts

Evidence-based Practice in Child and Adolescent Mental Health receives all manuscript submissions electronically via its ScholarOne Manuscripts portal located at ScholarOne Manuscripts allows for rapid submission of original and revised manuscripts and facilitates the review process and internal communication between authors, editors, and reviewers via a web-based platform. ScholarOne technical support can be accessed at If you have any other requests, please contact the Editor-in-Chief, Mary Fristad at, or the Managing Editor, Barb Myers, at

Color Reproduction

Color art will be reproduced in color in the online publication at no additional cost to the author. Color illustrations will also be considered for print publication; however, the author will be required to bear the full cost involved in color art reproduction. Please note that color reprints can only be ordered if print reproduction costs are paid. Print Rates: $900 for the first page of color; $450 per page for the next three pages of color. A custom quote will be provided for articles with more than four pages of color. Art not supplied at a minimum of 300 dpi will not be considered for print.

Proofs and Reprints

Page proofs are sent to the designated author using Taylor & Francis’ Central Article Tracking System (CATS). They must be carefully checked and returned within 48 hours of receipt. Authors for whom we receive a valid email address will be provided an opportunity to purchase reprints of individual articles, or copies of the complete print issue. These authors will also be given complimentary access to their final article on Taylor & Francis Online.

Open Access

Taylor & Francis Open Select provides authors or their research sponsors and funders with the option of paying a publishing fee and thereby making an article fully and permanently available for free online access – open access – immediately on publication to anyone, anywhere, at any time. This option is made available once an article has been accepted in peer review. Authors can choose to publish gold open access in this journal.

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Interested in joining the manuscript review team?

Applications for Editorial Board Ad-Hoc reviewers are considered on an as-needed basis. If you are interested in becoming an Editorial Board Ad Hoc Reviewer send a current CV along with a letter of interest to Barb Myers, Managing Editor,

Editorial Board

Mary A. Fristad, Ph.D, ABPP, Director of Academic Affairs and Research Development, Emerita Professor – Nationwide Children’s Hospital, The Ohio State University, US

Andres Viana, PhD, ABPP, Professor – Texas A&M Health, US
Bradley White, Ph.D, Associate Professor – University of Alabama, US

Barbara A. Myers, CCRP – Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis, US

Anne Marie Albano, Ph.D, Professor of Medical Psychology (in Psychiatry), Columbia University/New York State Psychiatric Services, US
Brian Allen, Ph.D, Associate Professor, Penn State College of Medicine, US
Joan Asarnow, Ph.D, Professor of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences, University of California, Los Angeles, David Geffen School of Medicine, Jane and Terry Semel Institute of Neuroscience and Behavior, US
Jeffrey E. Barnett, Ph.D, Professor, Loyola University, Maryland, US
Shannon Bennett, Ph.D, Assistant Professor, Weill Cornell Medicine, US
Sharon Berry, Ph.D, Psychologist, Professional Staff, Children’s Minnesota, US
Samantha Busa, Ph.D, Clinical Associate Professor, NYU Child Study Center, US
David Castro-Blanco, Ph.D, Associate Professor, Medaille College, US
Timothy A. Cavell, Ph.D, Professor, University of Arkansas, US
Lisa Clefberg, Ph.D., Private Practice Psychologist, Karolinska Institutet, Sweden
Jennifer Cruz, Ph.D, Associate Clinical Professor of Medical Psychology (in Psychiatry), New York Presbyterian/Columbia University, US
Jill Ehrenreich-May, Ph.D, Associate Professor and Director, Child and Adolescent Mood and Anxiety Treatment Program – Miami University, US
Benjamin Fields, Ph.D, Clinical Assistant Professor, Nationwide Children’s Hospital, US
Greta Francis, Ph.D, Associate Professor, Alpert Medical School of Brown University, US
Robert D. Friedberg, Ph.D, Professor, CSTAY at Palo Alto University, US
Richard Gallagher, Ph.D, Associate Professor, NYU School of Medicine, US
Luis Joaquin Garcia-Lopez, Ph.D, Professor, University of Jaen, Spain
Elizabeth Gosch, Ph.D, Professor, Director of Continuing Education, School of Professional and Applied Psychology, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, US
Lyn R. Greenberg, Ph.D, Independent Practitioner of Family Forensic Psychology, US
Omar G. Gudiño, Ph.D, Senior Director, San Francisco Bay Area Clinic, Child Mind Institute, US
John D. Guerry, Ph.D, Clinical Psychologist, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia/Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, US
Jennifer L. Hughes, Ph.D, Associate Professor, Nationwide Children’s Hospital, US
Yo Jackson, Ph.D, Professor, Penn State University, US
Amanda Jensen-Doss, Ph.D, Professor, University of Miami, US
Maryam Jernigan-Noesi, Ph.D, Professor, Agnes Scott College, US
James Keyes, Ph.D., Private Practice Psychologist and Clinical Assistant Professor, Washington State University College of Medicine, US
Muniya S. Khanna, Ph.D, Clinical Psychologist, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, US
Hyo-Won Kim, Ph.D, Associate Professor, University of Ulsan College of Medicine, Republic of Korea
Rajeev Krishna, Ph.D, Clinical Associate Professor, Nationwide Children’s Hospital, The Ohio State University, US
Jarrod M. Leffler, Ph.D, Associate Professor, Virginia Commonwealth University, US
Matthew D. Lerner, Ph.D, Associate Professor, Drexel University, US
Adam B. Lewin, Ph.D, Professor, University of South Florida, US
Heather MacPherson, Ph.D, Assistant Professor, William James College, US
Glenn A. Melvin, Ph.D, Associate Professor, Deakin University, Australia
Meghan Miller, Ph.D, Associate Professor, University of California, Davis MIND Institute, US
Shane G. Owens, Ph.D, Assistant Director, Farmingdale State College – Campus Mental Health, US
Guillermo Perez Algorta, Ph.D, Senior Lecturer, Lancaster University, US
Tara S. Peris, Ph.D, Professor, University of California Los Angeles, US
Jonathan Perle, Ph.D, Associate Professor, Rockefeller Neuroscience Institute, West Virginia School of Medicine, US
John Piacentini, Ph.D, Professor, UCLA Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior, US
Sandra Pimentel, Ph.D, Associate Professor, Montefiore Medical Center/Albert Einstein College of Medicine, US
Karin L. Price, Ph.D, Chief of Psychology, Texas Children’s Hospital/Baylor College of Medicine, US
Julie L. Ryan, Ph.D, Associate Professor, William James College, US
Cara Settipani, Ph.D., Private Practice Psychologist, East Bay Anxiety and OCD Center, US
Leslie A. Sim, Ph.D, Psychologist, Mayo Clinic, US
Terry Stancin, Ph.D, Professor, MetroHealth Medical Center and Case Western Reserve University, US
Erlanger A. Turner, Ph.D, Associate Professor, Pepperdine University, US
Anna R. Van Meter, Ph.D, Associate Professor, The Feinstein Institute for Medical Research; Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell, US
Sarah Vigerland, Ph.D, Clinical Psychologist, Karolinska Institutet, Sweden
Susan W. White, Ph.D, Professor, University of Alabama, US
Andrea S. Young, Ph.D, Assistant Professor, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, US