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The minutes of the June 2014 SSCP Board meeting have been posted here.
The Society for a Science of Clinical Psychology (SSCP) invites nominations for four positions for the SSCP Executive Board: President-Elect; Representative to the Board of Directors of Division 12; Member-At-Large; and Student Representative.
Descriptions of the duties of each position are listed below.
All terms of office will begin January 1, 2015. Please see our website for a list of current and past Board members.
• The Presidential cycle is 3 years: 1 year each as President-Elect, President, and Past- President.
• The Representative to the Board of Directors of Division 12 is a 3-year term.
• Each Member-At-Large and Student Representative serves a 2-year term.
NOTE: All SSCP members are invited to submit nominations for any position, but only full members are eligible to vote for SSCP President and Members-at-Large; only student members are eligible to vote for Student Representatives. Submit nominations, including self-nominations, to Michelle G. Craske (firstname.lastname@example.org) by August 31, 2014, with "SSCP Nominations" in the Subject Line.
Nomination committee members:
• Michelle G. Craske, Past President (Chair)
• Bethany Teachman, President
• Mitch Prinstein, Member-at-Large
• Rosanna Breaux, Student Representative
Annual Duties for SSCP Board Members
Per the bylaws, "Perform such duties as are customarily incident to this office" (e.g., create ad hoc committees; appoint ongoing committee members and committee chairs, liaisons, Clinical Science Newsletter Editor, etc.; assign tasks to Board members). These duties include but are not limited to:
• Determine meeting day/time of monthly Executive Board telephone meetings
• Prepare agenda and lead discussion for monthly Executive Board telephone meetings – Chair annual meeting of members at APS or APA
• Report on year's activities to members
• Compile meeting notes as President-Elect
• Oversee award processes (i.e., student poster competition at APS, Dissertation Awards, Distinguished Scientist Award, Outstanding Mentor Award)
• Contribute two or more columns to newsletter, Clinical Science
Deliver Presidential Address at the APA or APS convention
• Select Program Chairs for SSCP presentations at APS and APA and work with them on program (begin task as President-Elect; complete during Presidential year).
Nomination Committee for new officers (as Past-President)
Representative to the Board of Directors of the Division (must be a member of Society of Clinical Psychology (Division 12) of APA).
• Perform the duties specified in Article V of the bylaws of Division 12
• Serve on the Section's Executive Board
• Submit a report on Section activities at each Division Board meeting
• Submit a report following each Division 12 Board meeting to the Section’s Executive Board and newsletter editor.
• Participate in monthly SSCP Executive Board telephone meetings
• Oversee award processes (e.g., Early Career Researcher Award)
• Perform duties as assigned (e.g., form and chair an ad-hoc committee on a particular topic or issue).
• Participate in monthly SSCP Executive Board telephone meetings
• Represent the opinions and interests of SSCP student members to the Executive Board
• Advertise SSCP to potential student members
• Report on student issues and initiatives at annual SSCP members meeting
• Report on student issues and initiatives in the SSCP Newsletter, Clinical Science
• Oversee the SSCP Student Website, listserv, and social media pages.
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 University of California, Los Angeles, to receive the 2014 SSCP Lawrence H. Cohen Outstanding Mentor Award.
This award is given to an individual who has provided exceptional guidance to clinical psychology graduate students, interns, and/or postdoctoral fellows in clinical psychological science through leadership, role modeling, advising, supervision, instruction, advocacy, and other activities aimed at providing opportunities for scientific growth, professional development, and networking.
Please join me in congratulating Connie.
Michelle G. Craske
Past President, SSCP 2014
SSCP/APS Psychological Science Job Mentorship Match program: http://aps.psychologicalscience.org/join-renew/home.cfm
The minutes of the SSCP Board's February 2014 meeting have been posted here.
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 of the APA—Division 29. It is part of an overall effort to bridge the long-standing gap between psychotherapy research and practice. Specifically, the initiative provides a way for practicing therapists to be a part of the research process by disseminating their clinical experiences in using various empirically supported treatments, which can hopefully inform future research.
For the survey findings on the use of empirically supported treatments for panic disorder, social anxiety, and OCD, visit:
The minutes of the January 22nd, 2014 SSCP Board meeting have been posted.
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 Clinical Psychology (SSCP) hosts an annual
student poster session at the APS Annual Convention. Those receiving the
top award receive $200. Winners of the "Distinguished Contributions" Award
receive $100. A year complimentary membership in APS is also awarded to
winners in the two categories. The number of awardees is at the discretion
of the reviewers. The total amount of cash awarded in 2013 was $1,500.
To be eligible to submit an SSCP poster, the first author of the poster must
be a student and must be a member of SSCP at the time of submission.
Submissions to the SSCP student poster session must be completed by January
31, 2014. You will also be contacted by email in April to submit a copy of
the final version of your poster by May 10, 2014.
The SSCP poster submission can be in any area within scientific clinical
psychology (e.g., the etiology or correlates of psychopathology,
assessment/diagnosis, clinical judgment, psychiatric classification,
psychotherapy process or outcome, prevention, psychopharmacology). The
research and analyses presented in the poster submission must describe
results (i.e., submissions containing such language as "Data will be
collected...." will not be considered). Please be sure to provide enough
relevant detail in the summary so that reviewers can adequately judge the
originality of the study, the soundness of the theoretical rationale and
design, the quality of the analyses, the appropriateness of the conclusions,
and so on.
Here is the link for those of you who are interested:
More APS Convention Information: