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Student Achievement Awards

The Student Development Committee of the Society of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology is pleased to invite applications for our annual Student Achievement Awards in Research and the Graduate Student Achievement Award in Clinical Practice.

Submission deadline: April 1st of each year. Awardees will receive $1000 each. Awardees will also be recognized on the SCCAP website as well as in the SCCAP newsletter with a picture and summary spotlighting their work. Applicants must be a member of SCCAP to apply for these awards.  SCCAP is free to join for students.

Student Achievement Award in Research

The research awards will recognize 1 undergraduate student, 1 early stage graduate student (for students in the first 3 years of doctoral training or in Master’s programs), and 1-2 late stage graduate students. We seek to recognize students who have made a significant contribution to the field of clinical child and adolescent psychology, primarily through work on a recent research project but also through teaching, mentoring, clinical work, and other forms of community engagement. Undergraduates will also be evaluated based on their academic achievement.

This award is open to all undergraduate students, and to graduate students in APA or CPA-accredited master- and doctoral-level programs. Students who have previously received another APA award for the same research project are not eligible for this award.

Applicants should submit:

1) A 1-2-page letter (12-pt font, double-spaced) describing the contributions you have made to clinical child and adolescent psychology. The focus should be on a recent research project that is either in progress or completed. Please also include information regarding activities in teaching, research, clinical, or volunteering work, as well as how you and/or your research would add to the diversity (broadly defined) of award winners.

2) A sample of the research project described above in the form of an abstract, poster, or summary. Only one research sample should be submitted, and it should be no longer than two pages (12-pt font, double-spaced). Please clearly indicate authorship order and original data collection or secondary analysis. First author submissions will be prioritized.

3) An up-to-date curriculum vitae including any research presentations or publications; involvement in teaching, clinical work, mentorship, and service activities; and overall and psychology GPAs for undergraduate students.

4) A letter of recommendation from a faculty member. Please note this letter should be emailed to us directly from your faculty advisor to division53studentrecognition@gmail.com.

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Graduate Student Achievement Award in Clinical Practice

The clinical practice award will recognize 1 graduate student of any stage who demonstrates innovative clinical service, clinical skill, and commitment to evidence-based practice. We seek to recognize students who have made a significant contribution to the field of clinical child and adolescent psychology, primarily through pioneering clinical work but also through research, teaching, mentoring, and other forms of community engagement. In addition, we seek to recognize students who have demonstrated exceptional clinical skill in evidence-based practice. Students are asked to submit a case conceptualization as an example of this skill set, with an emphasis on course of treatment.

This award is open to graduate students in APA or CPA-accredited master- and doctoral-level programs.

Applicants should submit:

1) A 1-2 page letter (12-pt font, double-spaced) describing the contributions you have made to clinical child and adolescent psychology. Describe the nature of your assessment or intervention work, populations served, and clinical initiatives you have led. Please also include information regarding activities in teaching, research, or volunteering work, as well as how you and/or your clinical practice would add to the diversity (broadly defined) of award winners.

2) A 2-4 page (12-pt font, double spaced) case conceptualization. The case conceptualization should review the following areas: Background information, Presenting problems, Case conceptualization, Course of treatment and/or assessment method, Discussion of diversity, Ethical principles, Implications and recommendations. Include any pertinent references or details of your thoughts process that will help the judges better understand how you understood this case. Please review this case conceptualization with your letter writer to ensure complete de-identification of this submission.

3) An up-to-date curriculum vitae including any presentations or publications; involvement in research, teaching, mentorship, service activities, and any trainings/workshops that you have attended for evidence-based practices.

4) A letter of recommendation from a clinical supervisor. Please note this letter should be emailed to us directly from your clinical supervisor to division53studentrecognition@gmail.com.

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All nominations and supporting materials for the Student Achievement Awards in Research and the Graduate Student Achievement Award in Clinical Practice must be received on or before April 19th of each year.

If you have questions about eligibility criteria or other parts of the application process, please contact this same email address.