INBALANCE is published three times each year by the Society of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology, Division 53, American Psychological Association. 

President’s Message

What Does it Mean to be a Member?

By Yo Jackson, PhD, ABPP, SCCAP President

Hi all, hoping you are reading this with a sense of pride over all of your accomplishments this year so far and a sense of optimism for the future. This issue, I want to say a word about membership. Clearly as a member, you know that SCCAP is an important part of your professional identity…

Distinguished Career Award: Stephen Hinshaw, PhD

SCCAP is delighted to honor Stephen Hinshaw, Ph.D. with the 2023 Distinguished Career Award in recognition of his pioneering and impactful program of research and overall contributions to the field. READ MORE

R. Bob Smith, III Award: Anne E. Kazak, PhD, ABPP

We are delight to announce that Anne E. Kazak, PhD, ABPP, is the recipient of the 2023 R. Bob Smith, III Excellence in Psychological Assessment Award. Dr. Kazak has made significant contributions to evidence-based assessment. READ MORE


Promoting Evidence-Based Mental Health Services Award: Ritchie J. Rubio, PhD

The Award for Promoting Evidence-Based Mental Health Services for Children and Adolescents recognizes a practitioner who has made a significant impact on promoting awareness, accessibility, and/or implementation of evidence-based mental health services for youth. READ MORE


Richard “Dick” Abidin Early Career Award Winner: Rosanna Breaux, PhD

SCCAP is delighted to present this year’s Richard “Dick” Abidin Early Career Award and Grant to Rosanna Breaux, PhD. Dr. Breaux will receive $20,000 from SCCAP to support a study aligned with her program of research. READ MORE

Consider Becoming an SCCAP Fellow!

Spring has been busy for the Fellows Committee!  Eight new members have earned SCCAP Fellow status. SCCAP Fellow status is a valued honor and recognizes outstanding contributions. READ MORE

Journal Update: EPCAMH

We have several special issues in the works. Most of these are still accepting submissions. If there is a clinical topic near and dear to your heart on which you would like a special issue to focus – please reach out to me. READ MORE

In Focus

Transgender Youth’s Mental Health

By Meg D. Bishop, PhD & Jessica N. Fish, PhD

Transgender and gender diverse youth (i.e., TGDY) are young people whose innate sense of their gender varies from that which they were assigned at birth. Over 300,000 teens ages 13-17 years old in the United States are TGDY (Herman et al., 2022). Due to gender-based stigma (e.g., discrimination, victimization) and barriers to medical care, TGDY face disproportionate risk for mental health problems including depression, suicidality, and anxiety (Price-Feeney et al., 2020; Thoma et al., 2019). More than one third of TGDY report a past-year suicide attempt —approximately three times the rate of cisgender youth (Johns, 2019). Given that TGD people are increasingly disclosing their identities at younger ages, addressing TGDY mental health inequities is an urgent priority for child and adolescent psychology.

Child Mental Health in Action Award

Project Update

By Amy Hyoeun Lee, PhD & Kristin Bernard, PhD

We are grateful to SCCAP for sponsoring a funding mechanism that is intended to have a direct impact on children and families and clinicians providing mental health care. Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT; Cohen et al., 2017) is an evidence-based intervention for youth with trauma-related mental health problems and their caregivers. Despite its robust evidence base (see Thielemann et al., 2022 for a recent meta-analytic review) and the high prevalence of trauma-related mental health problems among treatment-seeking youth, the availability of TF-CBT in community mental health settings continues to be limited. Moreover, disparities persist for youth from historically marginalized communities (e.g., racial ethnic minority, low-income immigrant families) in both rates of trauma exposure and access to evidence-based trauma treatments such as TF-CBT.

About InBalance

SCCAP enhances the science and practice of clinical child and adolescent psychology by supporting its membership, and the field’s workforce, in the domains of (a) research; (b) evidence-based practice; (c) training and career development; (d) diversity, equity, and inclusion; and (e) dissemination.

The Vision of SCCAP is to improve the mental health and resilient development of children, adolescents, and families with a full commitment to promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion.


Anthony Puliafico, PhD
Columbia University Irving Medical Center

Associate Editor

Lindsay Holly, PhD
Marquette University

Meet the SCCAP Board of Directors