SCCAP Award for Promoting Evidence-Based Mental Health Services for Children and Adolescents
Description: 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. This recognition is designed to highlight the outstanding work of practicing clinicians who take scientifically-derived clinical knowledge and promote, provide, or share it on a broader scale (e.g., local, state, national, international), in particular with members of diverse, vulnerable, or underserved groups. Note that the focus here is not on scientific productivity (e.g., publications, grants received) but on efforts that facilitate and improve the quality of evidence-based services for children and adolescents more broadly and to the general public’s access to those services.
Examples of appropriate activities for nominations may include, but are not limited to:
- Development and implementation of service delivery strategies that significantly increase accessibility to evidence-based treatment and/or assessment.
- Innovative approaches to training clinicians in the use of evidence-based practices.
- Advocating for and working with policy makers on increasing access to evidence-based practices for diverse, vulnerable, or underserved groups.
- Broadly promoting evidence-based practices in ways that educate potential users and enhance the visibility of evidence-based practices.
Awardees will receive up to $1500 toward travel to the American Psychological Association Convention and a $250 honorarium. They will be recognized at the Society of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology (SCCAP) business meeting at the convention.
- The nominee must be a member of the Society of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology (SCCAP) at the time of application.
- As this award is designed to recognize the practitioner members of SCCAP, individuals who work primarily as researchers are not eligible.
- Elected board members of Division 53 are not eligible
- Self-nominations will be accepted.
How to Apply:
Please submit the following materials (preferably combined into a single PDF file) to Lynn Canty at email@example.com with the subject heading “Award for Promoting Evidence-Based Mental Health Services”:
- A 2-3 page, double-spaced statement highlighting the history, nature, and focus of the nominee’s work, as well as any information that speaks to the impact of the work. Specific information should be provided regarding how the work addresses the needs of diverse groups and carries the potential for sustainability. Publications and grants will not be considered as evidence of the nominee’s impact, although they may co-occur with the activities for which the nominee is nominated.
- Two (2) documents that attest to the impact of the work. This might include letters of recommendation from others familiar with the work, or demonstration of changes in policy or community practice, among other methods.
- A recent copy of the nominee’s CV.
Due Date: March 1