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SSCP Student Poster Winners

The SSCP student poster competition yielded great diversity in the content of the work, but was uniformly of high quality. This led to numerous difficult decisions for the judges. This year, SSCP was able to award prizes to 3 winners ($250 prize) and 5 Distinguished Contributions ($100 prize). The winners of the 2017 SSCP Student Poster Competition are:   Ema …

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SCP Clinical Psychology Graduate Student Summit RESCHEDULED

EVENT RESCHEDULED Due to limited enrollment, the Clinical Psychology Graduate Student Summit is being rescheduled for the Fall (early October).  We are sorry for the inconvenience.  We look forward to seeing you at the APA Convention in DC in August, and invite you specifically to attend our graduate student/early professional events, including the Speed Mentoring/Section 10 Social Hour hosted by …

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Promoting Psychology in the Evolving Healthcare Landscape: Enhancing the Well-Being of Patients, Providers, and Populations

The Association of Psychologist in Academic Health Centers (APAHC) held its 8th National Conference at Detroit’s Westin Book Cadillac hotel on March 9-11th.  It was the highest attended conference in the association’s history.  Conference keynote speakers included APA leadership-Katherine Nordal, Ph.D.,   W. Douglas Tynan, Ph.D., ABPP, Jessica Henderson, Ph.D., ABPP. Dr. Nordal, Executive Director of the APA Practice Directorate, gave …

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The Angry Brain

APA Student Poster Award Winner Rachel Zachar shares her research at Nova Southeastern University, where she is a doctoral student. The Angry Brain As expected, behavioral outbursts are one major outcome expected to be seen from individuals who experience high levels of self-reported anger. Moreover, effects on cognition with regards to the presence of anger have not been as heavily considered as …

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SCP at the APA Convention in Denver

The Society of Clinical Psychology had an impressive presence and very successful program this year at APA Convention in Denver.  In addition to having a very well attended and positively received set of sessions this year that included “Cognitive Therapy for Suicide Prevention” by Dr. Gregory Brown and “Contemporary Problem-Solving Therapy: A Transdiagnostic Approach to Enhance Resilience”  by Dr. Arthur Nezu, we …

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SCP 2016 Award Winners

Award for Distinguished Scientific Contributions to Clinical Psychology presented to Leslie C. Morey, Ph.D. for distinguished theoretical or empirical contributions to Clinical Psychology throughout their careers. Florence Halpern Award for Distinguished Professional Contributions to Clinical Psychology presented to J. Gayle Beck, Ph.D. for distinguished advances in psychology leading to the understanding or amelioration of important practical problems and outstanding contributions to the general profession …

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Increasing Global Access to Evidence-Based Assessment Resources

Division 12, in collaboration with Division 53, is embarking on a new initiative that will increase public knowledge of and accessibility to evidence-based assessment resources. The initiative is partially funded by the APA inter-divisional grant program. Evidence-based assessment (EBA) has advanced greatly in the past two decades. Current barriers to EBA include cost, accessibility, and lack of consumer knowledge about …

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Section Updates 2016

Section Updates (published in TCP December 2015) Section 2: Society of Clinical Geropsychology By Michele J. Karel, PhD The Society of Clinical Geropsychology (SCG) has several updates, regarding our 2015 award winners, outgoing presidential initiative, incoming presidential initiative, and new diversity awards for our section. SCG Awards. At the APA convention in August, SCG recognized our three major awardees this …

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Upcoming 2016 Webinar Topics

Our 2016 Webinar Series lineup is shaping up nicely with our first webinar of the new year presented by Dr. Jacqueline Persons, Director of the Cognitive Behavior Therapy and Science Center in Oakland California, who will be engaging us in a discussion about monitoring progress in psychotherapy. Jan. 27, 2016: Jacqueline B. Persons, “Monitoring Progress in Psychotherapy” Feb. 17, 2016: David …

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Conference Re-cap

by Dr. Terry Keane The APA meetings in Toronto are now a part of history. I would say that the Division activities were all outstanding. I would like to thank all of those involved in the preparation and the implementation of the many events for which we took the lead. Our Conference Chair, Denise Sloan, Ph.D. of VA Boston & …

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Presidential Column: Dignity, Poise, and Restraint: One Response to Hoffman

Dignity, Poise, and Restraint: One Response to Hoffman By Terence M. Keane, Ph.D. ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Choosing to be a clinical psychologist was one of the best decisions I’ve ever made. I’ve enjoyed immensely the opportunities for patient care, program development, teaching, supervising, and science. What a great profession clinical psychology is. The revelations of the past week do nothing to change …

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CP:SP Special Series: Defining Competence when Working with Sexual and Gender Minority Populations

Be sure to read this SPECIAL SERIES in the June 2015 edition of CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGY SCIENCE AND PRACTICE: Defining Competence when Working with Sexual and Gender Minority Populations: Training Models for Professional Development SEE TABLE OF CONTENTS AND LINKS BELOW   Defining Competence when Working with Sexual and Gender Minority Populations: Training Models for Professional Development Jillian C. Shipherd – Guest Editor…………………………………………………………………………………………..101 …

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Section 2: Later Life Sexual Expression

Sexual health is an important part of well-being in later life. However, misconceptions based on ageist stereotypes and lack of understanding has often led to avoidance of this topic. The result may be a missed opportunity to support an important aspect of successful aging. What is the “truth” about aging sexuality? First, sexual expression occurs across the lifespan and continues …

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2015 Award Recipients

Please join us in honoring the following 2015 award recipients – congratulations! Award for Distinguished Scientific Contributions to Clinical Psychology presented to Jalie Tucker, Ph.D., M.P.H. for distinguished theoretical or empirical contributions to Clinical Psychology throughout their careers. Florence Halpern Award for Distinguished Professional Contributions to Clinical Psychology presented to Arthur Nezu, Ph.D., (Hon.) D.H.L., ABPP for distinguished advances in psychology leading to the …

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Winter Board Meeting in Boston

The Division 12 Board came together for a very productive meeting in a very snowy Boston on Feb 7-8. Much was discussed, including a number of exciting initiatives for Division 12. Among the activities this weekend was the changing of the guard. Dr. David Tolin, now Past President, received recognition for his great accomplishments this past year, which included active involvement in …

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Dr. Edna Foa Receives the APA Award for Distinguished Scientific Contributions

The APA Award for Distinguished Scientific Contributions is awarded to psychologists who have made distinguished theoretical or empirical contributions to basic research in psychology. Past awardees included Dr. Carl Rogers in 1956, Dr. Harry Harlow in 1960, Dr. Albert Bandura in 1980, Dr. Naom Chomsky in 1984, and Dr. Peter Lang in 1993, among many other renown psychologists. This year …

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A Hearty Farewell to Lynn Peterson

Lynn Peterson has been the “heartbeat” of the Society of Clinical Psychology, Division 12 of APA, for 20 years. She has contributed in immeasurable ways to the success of the Society including the management of the “central office”, the transfer of the publisher of Clinical Psychology: Science and Practice, help establishing the Division website and most of our online services, and the …

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Preventing Suicide in Later Life: An Issue for All Psychologists

This blog piece by guest blogger, Dr. Kim Van Orden, on behalf of Section 2 addresses psychologists’ role in preventing suicide in older adults. Kim Van Orden is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Rochester School of Medicine. She is a clinical psychologist and her research addresses the role of social connectedness in the …

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Section 8 Update

What’s new with Section 8? The Association of Psychologists in Academic Health Centers (APAHC) is looking forward to their bi-annual conference in Atlanta, GA to take place February 5-7, 2015. The theme this year is, Academic Health Centers in the Era of Interproffessionalism: Multifaceted Contributions of Psychology. APAHC member and APA President Dr. Nadine Kaslow will open the conference with …

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Clinical Psychology Graduate Student Summit

The Graduate Student Summit on Oct. 4th at  Boston University School of Medicine was a success. Participants included Clinical Psychology graduate students in various stages of their training.  The program included clinical science lectures, expert panels on issues of professional development, and networking opportunities with leaders in the field. Prominent researchers, practitioners, and directors of clinical training representing Boston University, McLean Hospital, …

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10 Tips to a Successful Clinically Oriented Career Rooted in Science

SSCP offers 10 tips from Dr. Enjey Lin on carving out a clinically-oriented career in psychology that is rooted in science. Dr. Enjey Lin is currently a Clinical Instructor (in transition to Assistant Clinical Professor) in the Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at UCLA, a Staff Psychologist and Attending Psychologist at the UCLA Child and Adult Neurodevelopmental Clinic, is …

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National Partnership to Improve Dementia Care in Nursing Homes: How Can Psychologists Get Involved?

The Society of Clinical Geropsychology (SCG) – Section 2 of the Society of Clinical Psychology (SCP) – has recently become involved in supporting the National Partnership to Improve Dementia Care in Nursing Homes, along with several other geropsychology organizations. The “National Partnership” is an initiative (starting in 2012) of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) to improve dementia …

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Division 12’s New Webinar Series

Division 12 is excited to launch a new webinar series that begins this month, July 30th, with speaker Dr. Terry Keane who will present “Recent Advances in the Assessment and Treatment of PTSD“. The Division 12 Continuing Education Committee, chaired by Dr. Deborah Drabick, has developed a webinar program that will alternate between continuing education topics and early career programming. Upcoming webinars include …

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SSCP Updates

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 noting. International Outreach The SSCP …

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APAHC Updates

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 2014 Convention Programming: Washington, DC: …

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Dr. Linda Carter Sobell Receives Jellinek Memorial Award

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; (3) Behavioral (Clinical and Experimental) …

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Job Mentorship Resource

        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 clinical and/or research settings. The …

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The Delaware Project on Clinical Science Training

Section 3 Supports the Delaware Project on Clinical Science Training: From Intervention Development to Implementation  The Delaware Project was initiated in October of 2011 during a conference at the University of Delaware involving key individuals in the field, many of whom are active in Division 12’s Section 3 – Society for a Science of Clinical Psychology. The Delaware Project aims to …

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Terence Keane Receives Division 12 Presidential Citation

Dr. Terence Keane received a Presidential citation from APA President Nadine Kaslow, Ph.D. during the Division Leadership Conference in Washington, DC January 25, 2014. The citation  read as follows: Terence (Terry) M. Keane, Ph.D. — for his lifelong commitment to helping our nation’s Veterans. A tireless clinician, researcher, teacher, mentor, advocate, bureaucrat, psychometrician, spokesperson, administrator, board member, and leader, Dr. …