Society of Clinical Child & Adolescent Psychology

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Last updated on August 3rd, 2017 at 10:34 am

Our Mission

Effective Child Therapy is an initiative of the Society of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology (SCCAP). The site was originally developed in partnership between SCCAP and the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies. The site aims to provide parents and other caregivers with easy-to-access, comprehensive information on the symptoms and treatments of behavioral and mental health problems in children and adolescents.

This site was developed to educate the public and professionals about mental health treatments that are backed by the strongest scientific support, and are most likely to work.  Information presented is not meant to replace the advice of a health professional.  It can serve as a starting point for discussions with a qualified clinical child psychologist or other health professional to find an evidence-based therapy.

Do not use this information to self-diagnose or self-treat.

About the Society of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology

The Society of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology (SCCAP) is a clinician-run, non-profit association representing mental health providers with expertise and passion for the use of evidence-based treatments, prevention programs, and techniques for assessing and understanding the behavioral and mental health of children and adolescents. The society’s primary mission is to improve the lives of children, adolescents, young adults, and their families by providing the best possible clinical care.

As a division of the American Psychological Association, its members include nearly 3,000 clinical child and adolescent psychologists, trainees, and other mental health professionals. SCCAP publishes two scientific journals, Journal of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology and Evidence-based Practice in Child and Adolescent Mental Health.

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Evidence-based Services Committee of Hawaii