Summer 2024

Summer 2024

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 Andrea Chronis-Tuscano, PhD

For those of you in university or school settings, summer is a time when things slow down and we can take a bit of time to nourish ourselves. If you’re anything like me, your first inclination is to make a to-do list that is far too long. This summer, I encourage you to prioritize you and your well being…

Expert Recommendations: Social Media and Mental Health in Children and Adolescents

Explore five helpful resources for parents and providers, as well as tips for clinicians from Screenwell. READ MORE

LEAD Fellow Spotlight: Ashley Ramclam, PhD

Ashley Ramclam, PhD was a LEAD Fellow in 2021. She is now a Licensed Psychologist and Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at Baylor College of Medicine. READ MORE


Happy 25th Anniversary to SCCAP!

Come one and come all to the APA Annual Convention in Seattle this summer to celebrate our 25th Anniversary and get your very own S-CCAP! READ MORE


American Board of Clinical Child & Adolescent Psychology Update

I’m delighted to write my first column as ABCCAP President! As an attempt to blend concision and creativity, I present an ABCCAP acrostic. READ MORE

Update from SCCAP Representatives to APA Council

Division 53 Representatives Mary Louise Cashel and Stephen Hupp attended the APA Council Meeting on February 23-24, 2024, in Washington, DC. READ MORE

    Save the Date: Inaugural SCCAP Conference!

    “SCCAP Eras: Celebrating our Past, Present & Future” will be held June 5-7, 2025, in Chicago, hosted by University of Illinois at Chicago. This will be the inaugural conference for SCCAP.  READ MORE

    In Focus

    Understanding the Onset of Psychosis Among Youth & Young Adults

    By By Aubrey M. Moe, PhD & Melissa F. V. Kilicoglu, MA

    Psychosis describes a collection of symptoms that can cause alterations in a person’s thinking, perception, and experience of reality. Notably, psychosis is not diagnostically specific to any single illness. Instead, there are multiple underlying causes and psychiatric illnesses that may be characterized by psychosis. For example, individuals with diagnoses of schizophrenia, schizoaffective disorder, and/or some mood disorders (e.g., bipolar disorder or major depressive disorder with psychotic features) may all experience symptoms of psychosis…

    SCCAP at the 2024 APA Convention!

    By Nicole Lorenzo, PhD & Kelsie Okamura, PhD

    SCCAP is proud to be able to welcome so many of its members at the APA 2024 Convention in Seattle, Washington. We hope you will be able to attend and join us as we celebrate our 25th anniversary as a division! Together with support from the SCCAP board and hard work from our reviewers, we have worked hard to create a program that includes innovative research and practice recommendations in the area of clinical child and adolescent psychology.

    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.


    Lindsay Holly, PhD
    Marquette University

    Associate Editor

    Michelle Roley-Roberts, PhD
    West Virginia University

    Meet the SCCAP Board of Directors