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Society of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology

  1. Cheryl A. King

Published Online: 30 JAN 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9780470479216.corpsy0921

Corsini Encyclopedia of Psychology

Corsini Encyclopedia of Psychology

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King, C. A. 2010. Society of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology. Corsini Encyclopedia of Psychology. 1.

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  1. University of Michigan

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  1. Published Online: 30 JAN 2010

Abstract

The Society of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology (SCCAP), which is Division 53 of the American Psychological Association (APA), represents psychologists active in teaching, research, clinical services, administration, and advocacy in clinical child and adolescent psychology. Its mission statement provides a clear statement of the organization's purpose:

The purpose of Division 53 (Society of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology) is to encourage the development and advancement of clinical child and adolescent psychology through integration of its scientific and professional aspects. The division promotes scientific inquiry, training, professional practice, and public policy in clinical child and adolescent psychology as a means of improving the welfare and mental health of children, youth, and families. In the service of these goals, the division promotes the general objectives of the American Psychological Association. (Society for Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology, Bylaws, 2007)