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

President’s Message

By Yo Jackson, PhD, ABPP

Hi SCCAP members – It’s Yo Jackson here – your 2023 President – so happy to reach out to you in this way. I will start by saying how proud I am to serve as the President of SCCAP. It is my honor to serve and I look forward to another fantastic year. The leadership that Dr. Anna Lau provided us in 2022 was outstanding and I hope to follow in her great example.

Abidin Early Career Award Update

Particularly given my great respect for the work of SCCAP, I was very honored to receive the Abidin Award and am excited to share an update on the research my lab has been conducting with support from this award. READ MORE

    APA Council Updates

    Mary Louise Cashel and Tim Cavell attended the APA Council meeting on February 23-25th. At this meeting, these Representatives discussed and supported several items. READ MORE


    The Student View

    We are also excited to explore strategies related to increasing student membership, with a focus on active engagement. We would like to increase our reach to undergraduates and compile resources for these members. READ MORE


    Journal Update: EPCAMH

    It has been an exciting year for EPCAMH! In addition to our Top 10 Downloaded articles for 2022, we have lots of other kudos to share. READ MORE

    JCCAP Update

    In the first issue of the 2023 volume of JCCAP, Dr. Catherine Epkins and I served as Editors of a Special Issue on informant discrepancies in youth mental health assessments! READ MORE

    Membership Committee Update

    A huge thanks to our ambassadors who have been working hard to spread the word about the many SCCAP benefits. Our SIGs have been very busy! READ MORE

    In Focus

    Climate Change and Youth Mental Health

    By Katherine Crowe, PhD

    In our present-day world, news reports detail devastation wrought by hurricanes, wildfires, and heatwaves with increasing regularity. These disasters take their toll in countless ways, including on human mental health. Anxiety, grief, anger, and confusion are all already common emotional experiences following extreme weather events (Charlson et al., 2021). Now, we must contend with a future in which the frequency and intensity of such events increase, coupled with anticipation of longer-term changes to our environments that threaten our communities, livelihoods, and lives.

    Expert Recommendations:

    Disruptive Behavior in Young Children

    Five Helpful Resources from Cheryl McNeil, PhD, ABPP

    Cheryl McNeil is a clinical psychologist and leading expert in treating disruptive behavior disorders. She is an internationally renowned expert in Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT) with an impressive research record evaluating the efficacy of PCIT and Teacher-Child Interaction Therapy (TCIT) across various settings and populations. We asked Dr. McNeil for helpful resources for clinicians and caregivers to use in treating disruptive behavior disorder.

    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
    Email: InBalanceEditor@sccap53.org

    Associate Editor

    Lindsay Holly, PhD
    Marquette University
    Email: lindsay.holly@marquette.edu

    Meet the SCCAP Board of Directors