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Association of Psychologists in Academic Health Centers

The 2019 National Conference of APAHC will address the many clinical, research, training, and administrative topics pertinent to psychologists and other providers working in academic health centers. The theme for the Conference is Psychology on the Cutting Edge: Celebrating Psychologists’ Roles, Contributions, and Diversity in Academic Health Centers.

Keynote speakers include Darrell Kirch, MD, Bradley Karlin, PhD ABPP, and Jared Skillings, PhD ABPP. Dr. Kirch is the President and CEO of the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) and will give an address on the influence of academic medicine on leading change across multiple platforms, such as medical education, research, and patient care. Dr. Karlin is vice president and chief of mental health and aging at Education Development Center, working with public and private health care systems to promote the dissemination and delivery of evidence-based psychological treatments and to improve mental health and dementia care for older adults. He will give an address on dissemination and implementation of evidence-based psychological treatments in health care. Dr. Skillings is chief of professional practice of the American Psychological Association, which is responsible for promoting the practice of psychology and the availability of behavioral health services through federal and state legislative advocacy, legal and regulatory initiatives, and public education. He will give an address on professional practice and his experiences in this role at APA. Additional speakers and panels will address important topics such as diversity, the health service psychology workforce, policy and integration, transgender health, and models of integration of psychologists in academic medicine.

The Conference is a great opportunity to learn a range of skills valuable to functioning as a psychologist in an academic health center, meet new colleagues, and reconnect with old colleagues. We also encourage providers of other professions to attend to continue and grow collaborations.

We look forward to seeing you in New Orleans!

Early bird registration ends December 31st, 2018. Registration for the conference will close January 25th, 2019.

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JCCAP Future Directions Forum – Washington, D.C.

Conference Date: June 15-16, 2018

As a leading journal in child and adolescent mental health, the Journal of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology (JCCAP) is in a unique position to build bridges among the field’s disciplines—Psychology, Psychiatry, Pediatrics, Public Health, Public Policy, Social Work, Education, Nursing, and Neuroscience, among others.

Together, we can leverage expertise from all of these disciplines to improve the mental health of children and adolescents worldwide. In fact, JCCAP publishes content with a large, interdisciplinary outreach. In particular, regularly invited articles (i.e., Future Directions) seek to unite affiliated disciplines in child and adolescent mental health, in that they focus on topics of relevance to the diverse disciplines that comprise the field.

We launched the JCCAP Future Directions Forum in an effort to further strengthen these connections. Our annual Forum showcases interdisciplinary work in child and adolescent mental health, provides professional development training to early career scientists in the field, and raises public awareness of the “best and brightest” of these scientists-in-training. Here is why you should “save the date” and attend the Forum:

  • The 2018 JCCAP Future Directions Forum will be in Washington, DC, on June 15-16, 2018! We will hold the Forum on the top floor of the American Psychological Association’s home office. This location provides us with state-of-the-art facilities and opportunities to do some amazing things, like webcast Forum activities so that people from all over the world can view the Forum!
  • To be productive members of our research community, early career scientists need to go beyond what they learn in the classroom, to develop the skills to succeed – writing great journal articles, effectively communicating ideas during a job interview, or writing successful grant proposals. This forum provides the opportunity to do just that.
  • The JCCAP Future Directions Forum seeks to provide early career scientists with tools to increase their competitiveness in the highly competitive science job market. The Forum includes a full day of workshops devoted to such topics as academic writing, grant application strategies, federal agency funding priorities, increasing academic productivity, and the peer review process. Attendees will have the option of earning Continuing Education credits for attending the forum as well.
  • As part of the two-day Forum, leading figures in child and adolescent mental health speak about their work and inspire early career scientists with innovative ideas. A description of the JCCAP Future Directions Forum and list of speakers can be found online here.
  • The Forum includes a premier social event dedicated to early career scientists presenting their own research on child and adolescent mental health. In 2017, 60 poster presentations featured work by up-and-coming researchers from across the U.S.! An innovative element of our poster session socials is that we render these poster presentations in a 100 percent digital environment, saving presenters both time and money. Further, this event provides early career scientists with opportunities for “one-on-one” time with the scientists who we invited to speak during the Forum. For abstracts of research that attendees previously presented at the Forum, please see the 2017 Forum program book.
  • From among presenters at the Forum, we will identify recipients of the Future Directions Launch Award. This award recognizes promising early career researchers doing work in areas highlighted at the Forum. To learn more about the winners of the 2017 Future Directions Launch Award, please visit the Forum’s main website

We will have more news soon! Stay tuned to our homepage.

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Miami International Child & Adolescent Mental Health (MICAMH) Conference

Conference Date: February 2019

The Miami International Child & Adolescent Mental Health (MICAMH) Conference is a leading interdisciplinary conference that presents state-of-the-art, evidence-based prevention and treatment interventions for mental health and educational problems in children and adolescents. Each year, the MICAMH Conference brings a collection of the field’s foremost experts to Miami to present the latest advances in the assessment and treatment of child and adolescent mental health problems. The conference offers keynote presentations, breakout workshops, student poster sessions and continuing education credits. Didactic lectures and hands-on experience are combined to teach professionals the basic principles and advanced strategies of effective psychosocial, psychoeducational, pharmacological, and combined interventions, including clinic-based treatments, school-wide interventions and parent training.

Dr. Jonathan Comer serves as the MICAMH Program Chair. The conference was originally founded (as the Niagara conference) by Dr. William Pelham.

The 2018 MICAMH Conference was held in the Kovens Conference Center at the Florida International University Biscayne Bay Campus.

Speakers for the 2018 conference included:

  • Charlotte Johnston
  • Andy de los Reyes
  • Donna Pincus
  • Tom Ollendick
  • Carolyn Becker Black
  • Enrique Neblett
  • Steve Evans
  • Mary Fristad
  • Tom Power
  • George DuPaul
  • Tara Peris
  • Nicole Fava
  • Erlanger Turner
  • Erika Coles
  • Sannisha Dale
  • Connie Kasari


To learn more, please visit the conference website.


National Conference in Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology – Kansas

Conference Date: October 18-20, 2018

Since 1994, the Clinical Child Psychology Program at the University of Kansas has hosted a biennial national conference in clinical child and adolescent psychology. This Conference is co-sponsored by SCCAP and the American Board of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology. The Society’s sponsorship specifically subsidizes SCCAP member and student affiliate registration fees, keeping costs low for members.

The goals of the conference are to provide up-to-date information on research and evidence-based practice in clinical child and adolescents psychology, to provide specific learning experiences targeted to topics including externalizing disorders, internalizing disorders, therapy and interventions, and professional issues. With plenary sessions featuring leading experts in the field and poster sessions for cutting edge research, the conference draws students and professionals from across the country, and offers a rich atmosphere for learning, networking, and socializing with others in the field.

The conference is offered in even numbered years. Please visit this page for more information, including dates of the next conference as well as registration and abstract submission information.


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