About the Society

The Society for a Science of Clinical Psychology (SSCP) was established in 1966. Its purpose is to affirm and continue to promote the integration of the scientist and the practitioner in training, research, and applied endeavors. Its members represent a diversity of interests and theoretical orientations across clinical psychology. The common bond of the membership is a commitment to empirical research and the ideal that scientific principles should play a role in training, practice, and establishing public policy for health and mental health concerns. SSCP has organizational affiliations with both the American Psychological Association (Section III of Division 12) and the Association for Psychological Science.

Those who are interested in a more detailed history of the society should read, A Voice for Science in Clinical Psychology: The History of Section III of Division 12, by Thomas F. Oltmanns and Leonard Krasner (1993).

Another recommended reading is Richard M. McFall's (1991) presidential address, Manifesto for A Science of Clinical Psychology, which captures much of the philosophy and sentiment of this organization.

Students will also want to explore the students' section.


Recent Announcements

  • Connie Hammen Awarded SSCP's Lawrence H. Cohen Outstanding Mentor Award for 2014 Dear all, On behalf of the SSCP Board, it is my distinct honor and pleasure to let you know that we have selected Connie Hammen, Professor of Psychology at the ...
    Posted Mar 26, 2014, 11:33 PM by SSCP Calendar
  • Check out the SSCP/APS Psychological Science Job Mentorship Match program SSCP/APS Psychological Science Job Mentorship Match program: http://aps.psychologicalscience.org/join-renew/home.cfm 
    Posted Feb 23, 2014, 10:10 PM by SSCP Calendar
  • Minutes of February 2014 Board Meeting Posted The minutes of the SSCP Board's February 2014 meeting have been posted here.
    Posted Feb 23, 2014, 9:58 PM by SSCP Calendar
  • The first round of findings of the Two-Way Bridge Initiative are now available Posted on behalf of Dr. Marvin Goldfried:The Two-Way Bridge initiative is a collaboration between the Society of Clinical Psychology (Division 12 of the APA) and the Psychotherapy Division ...
    Posted Feb 1, 2014, 12:05 AM by SSCP Calendar
  • Minutes of January 2014 SSCP Board Meeting Posted The minutes of the January 22nd, 2014 SSCP Board meeting have been posted.
    Posted Jan 25, 2014, 10:34 PM by SSCP Calendar
  • 2014 Student Poster Award: Call for Submissions The 2014 SSCP Student Poster Award Competition will take place at the 26th APS Annual Convention, May 22-25, 2013 - San Francisco, CA, USA The Society for a Science of ...
    Posted Jan 8, 2014, 11:09 PM by SSCP Calendar
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