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SCCAP is a member driven society and we are very proud to have such an active membership base. The following is a list of members who have expressed an interest to represent you on the board by running for elected SCCAP office.

APA administers the elections for all divisions. Ballots will be emailed, or mailed to those members without email addresses, on April 15. In June the results will be certified by the APA Elections Committee and SCCAP will be notified of the results. APA will email or mail ballots to all APA and Non-APA members eligible to vote in a SCCAP election.

SCCAP is a member driven society and we are very proud to have such an active membership base. The following is a list of members who have expressed an interest to represent you on the board by running for elected SCCAP office.

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Biography

Andrea Chronis-Tuscano is a Professor of Psychology at the University of Maryland (UMD), a licensed clinical psychologist, and Director of the UMD SUCCEEDS College ADHD Clinic. Her research spans developmental psychopathology and the development, evaluation, and implementation of interventions. Her primary area of research is attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) across the lifespan, with a secondary emphasis on behavioral inhibition and risk for anxiety. In particular, Dr. Chronis-Tuscano’s research aims to understand questions like: Why do some at-risk children (e.g., those with ADHD or temperament risk) do relatively well over time while others experience serious comorbidities? What risk and protective factors predict later outcomes? And, how might we interrupt the progression of early psychopathology to prevent serious developmental outcomes in at-risk populations? The majority of this work has examined questions related to parenting, parent mental health, and parent emotion socialization, in addition to developmental outcomes including depression/suicide and substance use. Most recently, Dr. Chronis-Tuscano’s NIMH-funded research has utilized hybrid effectiveness-implementation designs and stakeholder participatory approach to deliver treatments for diverse youth with ADHD in urban pediatric primary care settings and schools.

Dr. Chronis-Tuscano is the Past-President of the International Society for Research in Child and Adolescent Psychopathology; Associate Editor of the Journal of Consulting & Clinical Psychology; Fellow of the Association for Psychological Science, Association for Behavioral & Cognitive Therapies (ABCT), and the Society for Clinical Child & Adolescent Psychology (SCCAP, APA Division 53); former Associate Editor of the Journal of Clinical Child & Adolescent Psychology; and standing member of the NIMH Mental Health Services Research (SERV) review committee. She is the recipient of multiple NIH grants and over 100 peer-reviewed publications. A dedicated mentor to diverse students and junior faculty, Dr. Chronis-Tuscano recently concluded her service as ADVANCE Professor for the College of Behavioral & Social Sciences at UMD.

Candidate Statement

I am honored to be nominated to run for President of SCCAP. Throughout my career, my professional values fall squarely in line with the SCCAP mission, integrating: (a) research; (b) evidence-based practice; (c) training and career development; (d) diversity, equity, and inclusion; and (e) dissemination. If elected President, I will work with the SCCAP Executive Board and membership on initiatives to further disseminate information about evidence-based treatments to the lay public, expanding on the effectivechildtherapy.org initiative, with a particular emphasis on reaching and empowering underserved populations. In addition, I will promote initiatives to support diverse young scholars conducting research on (and with) communities that have not historically been represented in evidence-based treatment research. Finally, I will continue the wonderful SCCAP mentoring programs. There is so much left for us to learn, and I hope that, as President, I can make meaningful contributions to the important and inspiring work that SCCAP has always done!

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Candidate Statement

Dear Colleagues:

I write in response to the call for candidates to serve as treasurer of SCCAP beginning in January
2023. As a founding member of SCCAP, I have long had a strong interest in its operation and
management. I have served on the board previously, including as a former president in the
Section 1 era and two years as a Council Representative (resigning to serve as APA
Parliamentarian for Drs. Jessica Daniel and Rosie Davis).

My experience with finance and budgeting is extensive. I served as treasurer of three APA
divisions and as APA treasurer for two five-year terms. I also served 18 years as a Trustee of
Trust Insurance (formerly the APA Insurance Trust) including two years chair. I also served as
treasurer of the American Psychological Foundation. I have also held university roles with direct
line responsibility for budgets as large as $65 MM.

After several years as head of a large medical school pediatric teaching hospital’s clinical
operations, I detoured through executive positions in academic administration in Boston and
Chicago until retiring in January of 2020. Throughout my entire career, including my years as a
university dean and provost, I continually maintained a part-time clinical practice, taught, and
published. I maintained my medical staff and faculty appointments at Harvard Medical School
and Boston Children’s Hospital throughout my career. I continue to serve as a part-time
training staff member at the Hospital and as an active faculty member of the Harvard Bioethics
Center, where I have writing projects underway and continue with a part-time clinical practice.
I have time and energy available to “give back” to elements of our profession and would enjoy
doing so with SCCAP. Clinical child psychology was my first “home” in psychology, and I was
honored to receive society’s Distinguished Professional Contribution Award (1983). I would
welcome the opportunity to devote my time to advancing the SCCAP’s goals in whatever way
might be most useful.

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Biography

David Langer, Ph.D., ABPP, is on the faculty of the Department of Psychology at Suffolk University, where he serves as the Director of Clinical Training for the clinical doctoral program and the Director of the CHOICES Lab. He received his Ph.D. from University of California - Los Angeles in 2009, completed his postdoctoral fellowship at Harvard University, and served as the clinical director and co-director of research of the Child Program at Boston University’s Center for Anxiety and Related Disorders for several years before joining the faculty at Suffolk University. Dr. Langer’s research focuses on personalizing treatments for youth psychotherapy through the active involvement of caregivers and youth to plan treatments that are responsive to family values, preferences, and goals. Dr. Langer’s research has a long history of federal and foundation funding, and his work has been published in prestigious peer-reviewed journals and presented at national and international research conferences. Dr. Langer values his continued engagement in direct clinical work, maintaining a small private practice, and is highly committed to service. He currently serves on the Research Facilitation Committee of ABCT, is on the Board of Directors of the American Board of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology and has served as Treasurer for SCCAP since 2017.

Candidate Statement

It has been an honor to serve as SCCAP’s treasurer since 2017, following the 18-year term of our founding treasurer, Dick Abidin. I have worked diligently to maintain SCCAP’s strong financial position as I manage our budget and oversee our financial contracts. In my five years as treasurer, we have nearly doubled our endowment while expanding our financial support of several initiatives and keeping membership dues constant (and student membership free). I’ve worked with the SCCAP board, committees, and members to fund and financially manage SCCAP’s many exciting initiatives and collaborations, including: SCCAP’s grants and awards (including a new endowed award and the development of more student- and DEI-focused grants), our newly redesigned electronic newsletter, the Leadership Education to Advance Diversity (LEAD) Institute, the Future Directions Forum, and our recently established Child Mental Health in Action grants program. In 2020, I renegotiated our journal publishing contract with Taylor & Francis, securing an even more favorable contract for SCCAP at a time when publishers are looking to cut costs. If I am given the opportunity to continue to serve SCCAP and its members as treasurer, I will continue to: (1) improve upon our financial policies and procedures to protect the resources that support SCCAP’s activities, (2) transparently manage our finances, (3) work to align our investments with our society’s values and commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion, and (4) work with SCCAP members and affiliated groups to further SCCAP’s mission through initiatives, projects, and collaborations.

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Biography

I recently transitioned to Nationwide Children’s Hospital and am an Associate Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Health, College of Medicine, and the Division of Health Behavior and Health Promotion, College of Public Health, at The Ohio State University. I am also an Adjunct Associate Professor in Psychiatry at the UT Southwestern Center for Depression Research and Clinical Care, where I serve as a faculty lead for the Texas Youth Depression and Suicide Research Network, an initiative of the Texas Child Mental Health Care Consortium. I received my Ph.D. from UT Southwestern Medical Center and completed my postdoctoral fellowship at the UCLA Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior. My research explores the efficacy and effectiveness of psychosocial treatments for the prevention and treatment of youth depression and suicide. I am a co-developer of two evidence-based treatments, one for relapse prevention of depression in children and adolescents (Relapse Prevention CBT; Kennard, Hughes, & Foxwell, 2016) and one utilizing family-based CBT for suicidal youth and their parents (SAFETY; Asarnow et al., 2015, 2017, 2021; Hughes & Asarnow, 2021). Most recently, my research has focused on the dissemination and implementation of a school-based depression and suicide prevention program called Youth Aware of Mental Health (YAM).  I am an international trainer for YAM, working with the Swedish developers to disseminate this program in the United States (Texas and Montana), Australia, and India.  I am a past Chair (2017-2018) of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies (ABCT) Child and Adolescent Depression Special Interest Group (SIG). It was my honor to serve as a member of the Executive Board of SCCAP in the past, as the Newsletter Editor (2017-2021) and as the APA Convention Program Chair (2013-2015).

 

Candidate Statement

I am pleased to be considered for the Member-at-Large, Science and Practice position. Through my past SCCAP service, I gained valuable perspective on the ongoing initiatives of the SCCAP Board, as well as developed ideas for the new possibilities for how the MAL Science and Practice may serve and benefit SCCAP members. In my role as Newsletter Editor, I worked to highlight both innovations in research and clinical practice for our InFocus articles in order to provide timely and relevant information to SCCAP membership. As MAL, I would continue to work with the SCCAP communications team to amplify the important clinical and research work done by our members. I recently joined the SCCAP Clinical Practice Institute Planning Committee, where I have worked alongside the current MAL of Science and Practice to develop the initial series, “Culturally-Sensitive Evidence-Based Practices for Children and Adolescents” for our membership. Given the high interest, I would anticipate continuing this series, with input from SCCAP members on topics of interest, if I am elected MAL. I am passionate about the dual focus of science and practice in this role, as my career as a clinical researcher has included both clinical service delivery and research in developing, testing, and implementing interventions. I have learned firsthand about the opportunities and barriers in implementing evidence-based practices across settings, given my past experiences in providing training in evidence-based approaches to graduate students, private practices, community mental health providers, and international providers through the Depression Treatment Quality Initiative, Zero Estimated Suicides in Texas, Texas Youth Depression and Suicide Research Network, and Youth Aware of Mental Health programs. Additionally, given my role in developing implementation science community partnerships, I have worked with stakeholders and agencies to develop plans to adopt these practices in ways that are sustainable and that keep fidelity to the evidence-based models. If elected MAL, I am excited at the prospect of further developing SCCAP’s support of the delivery of evidence-based practices to its membership, in collaboration with members at all career stages.

 

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Biography and Candidate Statement

I am seeking re-election for a second and final term for the Division 53 Board Position as APA Council
Representative. I have been a member of both APA and the Society for Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology (SCCAP) for over 20 years. I have dedicated my career to psychological service, research and training focused on the interests of children, youth and families.

I am an Associate Professor at Southern Illinois University Carbondale and the Director of Training for the
doctoral program in Clinical Psychology, which has been fully accredited by the American Psychological
Association since 1961. Our program offers a Child Clinical Specialization and we are a member of the Clinical
Child and Pediatric Psychology Training Council (CCaPPTC). I joined the SIU faculty in 1997 after completing my
degree in Clinical Psychology with a Specialization in Child and Family Therapy at the University of North Texas. I
teach courses on child psychological assessment and therapy, and I supervise psychological evaluations for
children and adolescents at our SIU Clinical Center. My research and clinical interests have focused on youth
violence prevention. In collaboration with the Carbondale Police Department, I coordinated a juvenile mentoring
program for youth at risk for delinquency funded by SAMHSA through a Youth Violence Prevention Cooperative
Agreement. I have worked with regional juvenile probation offices, detention centers, and correctional facilities
on a variety of projects assessing trauma and the psychosocial needs of referred youth. I directed a
Comprehensive School Safety Initiative funded by the National Institute of Justice designed to improve school
climate and prevent bullying in 40 schools across Southern Illinois. Currently, I am directing a federally funded
project with staff and students in four school districts to address threat assessment, crisis intervention and
bullying prevention on the bus. With respect to professional service, since 2004 I have been a State board
member for the Illinois Department of Child and Family Services (DCFS), appointed to the Executive Council in
2013. Our role is to review the deaths of children in DCFS care with the goal of identifying policy and procedures
that might prevent such occurrences in the future. I also serve as chair for the Diversity Committee for the
CCaPPTC.

In my role as Division 53 Council Representative I have supported APA resolutions on opposing racism,
promoting the interests of gender diverse youth and families, and other initiatives pertaining to equity, diversity
and inclusion. I joined the Education and Training Caucus and I voted in favor of the Education and Training
Guidelines for Psychological Assessment in Health Service Psychology, in addition to the Professional Practice
Guidelines for Evidence-Based Healthcare. As a member of the Child and Family Caucus I spearheaded a new
initiative related to homeschooling. Given the substantial rise in homeschooling, even prior to the pandemic,
and the lack of regulation across most states, we are collaborating with the Division 16 Council Representative
and the Coalition of Psychology in the Schools and Education to establish a toolkit for parents. The toolkit is
intended to help promote parental consideration of all of the academic, developmental, social, emotional and
physical needs of their children as they pursue homeschooling plans. Finally, I have participated in multiple work
groups designed to enhance the functioning of APA Council as a whole.

In sum, I bring a broad range of experiences collaborating with many agencies and individuals at local, regional,
State and Federal levels, and within education. I would like to continue to advocate as the voice of Child Clinical
and Adolescent Psychology in the implementation of the APA Strategic Plan. There are many significant changes
within the field and within APA on the horizon. I hope to continue serving SCCAP in this role.

 

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Biography and Candidate Statement

My name is Yasmine Moideen and I am running for the position of
SCCAP Representative to APA Council. I am a clinical child
psychologist, practicing in the state of Minnesota. Professionally, I have worked in children’s hospitals, private practice settings, autism centers focusing on ABA, and as a manager of a mental health clinic. Personally, I was born in India and grew up in Queens, NY, but now call the Midwest my home. I am a nerd for differential diagnosis. I am a foodie who loves hole in the wall restaurants.

The APA Council of Representatives is the legislative body of APA and governs the affairs and funds of the association. It consists of representatives of divisions and SPTAs, and members of the APA Board of Directors. The representative from SCCAP functions as a liaison and also sits on the APA Child Mental Health in Action Grant selection committee. My interest in this position is threefold: I am passionate about children’s mental health, especially in light of pandemic stressors; I am a strong advocate for children in underrepresented sectors; and I feel a strong sense of duty to promote best practices in our field.

The stresses of the pandemic will affect a generation of children in the form of an increase in depression, anxiety, learning
concerns, and poor access to psychological assessment. These concerns have led to a dramatic increase in the need for services, a delay in early diagnosis and treatment, and limited supply of services. Part of the public policy solution will rely on appropriate funding, grants, and policymaking. As experts in children/adolescent mental health, SCCAP is poised to play a crucial role in informing APA council in these matters. I look forward to serving in this capacity.

I am a fierce advocate for underrepresented groups. I worked with the MPA Diversity Committee on creating a Difficult Dialogue series on diversity topics. I led a team in organizing the 2020 Minnesota Multicultural Summit, which focused on Somali refugee and LGBTQ issues. The SCCAP Representative to APA Council should ideally have a keen eye for those from underrepresented sectors, as these are the groups that rely heavily on funding decisions and policymaking.

Finally, I am devoted to bettering our practice through serving on local and national professional associations. I am the President of the Minnesota Psychological Association, and have served in various leadership positions, including chair of the Diversity Committee, founding member of our Child Psychology Division, and Secretary to Executive Council. My time with MPA has taught me how to function as part of a team, work on and lead a committee, and work on representing concerns of our membership. I hope to bring this set of skills in my role as SCCAP Representative.

Your vote in support of my nomination is appreciated. I welcome the opportunity to serve SCCAP in the capacity of Representative to APA Council.