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SCCAP Elections – Candidates Sought

Deadline for nomination submissions is to SCCAP by December 15, 2022

Candidates are sought for four positions on the SCCAP Board of Directors-President-Elect, Council Representative, Member at Large Education and Standards, and Member at Large-Diversity.

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, 2024.  

Each term runs for three years (2024-2026). 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.

Personal statements, CVs, and headshots of the official slate will be posted to the SCCAP53.org elections page.

Self-nominations are accepted. 

All candidates must agree to and sign the Board Conduct/ Confidentiality and Conflict of Interest Agreement.

Read the full position descriptions on SCCAP53.org under the News and Announcement tab. 

Email the application information listed below to SCCAP@SCCAP53.org:

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

Direct questions to Lynn Canty, Director of Operations.

DESCRIPTIONS OF OPEN POSITIONS 

President-Elect (2024):

The President-Elect has a term of three (3) years sequentially serving as President-Elect(2024), President(2025) and Past President(2026). 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, Diversity ( term 2024-2026):

General Responsibilities

  1. Attend all SCCAP Board 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 their 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

The primary foci are identifying best practices for promoting evidence-based practice that promote research, education, training, and practice through a diverse and culturally informed lens to support mental health professionals that work with underserved and vulnerable populations. In addition, the MAL will collaborate with SCCAP Board members to ensure that the mission of SCCAP addresses equity, diversity, and inclusion in its activities. This Member at Large will:

  1. Review the policies and practices of SCCAP to ensure that the workings of the board achieve these goals through its bylaws, Operations Manual, committee work, and advocacy.
  2. Monitor activities in APA and keep the SCCAP Board of Directors informed of issues that may influence the education, training, policy, or standards for clinical child/adolescent practice.
  3. Chair or appoint a chair, for the Diversity Committee.
  4. Inform the SCCAP Board of Directors in a timely manner and encourage the nomination of qualified candidates for these roles, when APA creates task forces or committees related to diversity.
  5. Represent SCCAP in APA policy proposals that affect issues of diversity, equity, and inclusion; provide educational opportunities for the SCCAP membership.
  6. The Diversity Committee through the Diversity Committee ECT.org liaison will work with the ECT.org Editor to review the ECT.org website for content that supports underserved or underrepresented populations.

Additional Responsibilities:

  1. Oversee the Chair the Diversity Committee and report activities back to the board.
  2. Chair or appoint a chair for the Bi-Annual Leadership Education to Advance Diversity conference.
  3. Administer the Diversity Award programs.
  4. Provide suite programming at the APA Conference.
  5. Provide articles for the newsletter.
  6. Provide a Social Media liaison to the Communications Chair.
  7. Complete a mid-year and annual report that includes statistics on the diversity of SCCAP membership.
  8. Sponsor one webinar per year.
  9. Manage the committee budget.

Member-at-Large, Education and Standards ( term 2024-2026):

General Responsibilities

The primary foci are best practices for training, from a predoctoral through professional-level, and provision of continuing education activities.

  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. Review and recommend policy on the education and credentialing patterns in clinical child/adolescent psychology, on continuing education in clinical child/adolescent psychology, and on standards for the provision of clinical psychological services to children, youth, and families.
  2. Work closely with any task forces or committees created by SCCAP that are focused on education and standards, ensures appropriate communication between such groups and the Board of Directors.
  3. Monitor activities in the APA Education Directorate and keep the SCCAP Board of Directors informed of issues that may influence the education, training, or standards for clinical child practice.
  4. Inform the SCCAP Board of Directors in a timely manner and encourage nomination of qualified candidates for the roles for which APA creates task forces or committees related to education (e.g., Interdivisional Coalition for Psychology in Schools and Education).
  5. Represent SCCAP in APA policy proposals that affect education of psychologists.
  6. Manage the SCCAP Professional Development Series, which includes all webinars.

Additional Responsibilities:

  1. Chair or appoint a chair of the Education and Standards Committee; appoint members, and report activities back to the Board.
  2. Submit the annual CESA report, and the CESA Application due every five years.
  3. Provide at least one webinar per year.
  4. Maintain the website pages related to the MAL
  5. Provide articles for the newsletter.
  6. Provide a Social Media Liaison to the Communications Chair.
  7. Complete a mid-year and annual report.
  8. Provide suite programming at the APA Conference.
  9. Manage the assigned awards – Abidin Early Career & Routh Dissertation.
  10. Serve on the Awards Committee.
  11. Manage the committee budget.

Representatives to APA Council ( term 2024-2026)

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.