Mental Health and Pediatric Primary Care

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Doctor exam child.

With increased attention paid to the high prevalence of unaddressed mental health problems among our youth, there is a growing demand for increased capacity of mental health care in pediatric primary care (PPC) practices . There are two good reasons why the PPC setting can make a large impact in detecting and managing child and adolescent mental… Read more »

Ten Tips to a Successful Academic Career

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Young Arab Student holding books in College Campus

An early career psychologist, Dr. Kate Wolitzky-Taylor, offers ten tips to a successful academic career: 1. Carve out research time and treat it like any other appointment you wouldn’t cancel. I am guilty of not doing this enough. It was easier during graduate school and post doc to set aside time to just sit in… Read more »

SSCP Updates

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The Society for a Science of Clinical Psychology (SSCP) is Section 3 of Division 12.  SSCP strives to advance scientific inquiry and to foster the systematic application of the principles of behavioral and social processes derived from empirical research in the practice of clinical psychology towards furthering knowledge and human welfare. Below are several updates worth… Read more »

APAHC Updates

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The Association of Psychologists in Academic Health Centers (APAHC) is Section 8 of Division 12 with the mission to enhance the role of psychology and behavioral science in health care research, clinical care, and the education of medical students, graduate students, pre- and post-doctoral psychology interns, fellows, and resident physicians. Below are several recent updates. APA… Read more »

Dr. Linda Carter Sobell Receives Jellinek Memorial Award

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Each year since 1968, the Jellinek Memorial Award has been given to the person considered to have made the greatest scientific contribution to problems relating to alcohol in the research area designated for that year.The awards are made in four annually rotating subject areas: (1) Biological and medical research; (2) Social cultural and policy studies;… Read more »

Depression in Children: An Examination of Vulnerabilities Associated with Age and Gender Differences

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This talk focuses on predictors of depression in children and adolescents. Dr. Julia Felton is an Assistant Professor at the University of Maryland whose research focuses broadly on gender differences in developmental psychopathology, including risk factors related to depression and substance use during adolescents and the role of stress and maladaptive coping styles. Dr. Felton… Read more »

The Promise of the Research Domain Criteria (RDoC) Initiative

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By now many of us are familiar with the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) 2009 launch of a new initiative called the Research Domain Criteria (RDoC) project. RDoC continues to be a work-in-progress with the primary goal of developing a classification system for mental health disorders that is dimensional and that links to neurobiological… Read more »

Job Mentorship Resource

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        A job mentorship resource has been co-developed by the Society for the Science of Clinical Psychology (SSCP) and the Association for Psychological Science (APS) to support graduate students, post-doctoral and early career members. The program is designed to connect students and early career professionals with established psychological scientists working in a variety of… Read more »

Mentors: Who Needs Them?

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Mentors: who needs them? By Saritha Teralandur Graduate school applications: A time of wondering if all those years spent as a research assistant with a 4.0 G.P.A will finally pay off. Then, you get a letter of acceptance from a program that you were holdi ng out on other offers for! Once you start graduate… Read more »

Primary Prevention of Trauma-Related Problems Before Trauma

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Risk of lifetime exposure to a potentially traumatic event (PTE) increases exponentially across the lifespan until non-exposed individuals are rare.1 Although a minority of individuals in the general population develop trauma-related emotional and behavioral problems,2 this is not true of multiply traumatized or poly-victimized individuals.3-5 These experiences can start to accumulate very early in life… Read more »