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The Society for a Science of Clinical Psychology (SSCP) was established in 1966. Its purpose is to affirm and continue to promote the integration of the scientist and the practitioner in training, research, and applied endeavors. Its members represent a diversity of interests and theoretical orientations across clinical psychology. The common bond of the membership is a commitment to empirical research and the ideal that scientific principles should play a role in training, practice, and establishing public policy for health and mental health concerns. SSCP has organizational affiliations with the American Psychological Association (Section III of Division 12), the Association for Psychological Science, and the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies.

Those who are interested in a more detailed history of the society should read, A Voice for Science in Clinical Psychology: The History of Section III of Division 12, by Thomas F. Oltmanns and Leonard Krasner (1993).

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Volume 27, Issue 1 is out now!

Articles in this issue include:

      1. Presidential Column - Susan White, PhD 
      2. Early Career Perspective -  Exercising Self-Compassion as an Early Career Psychologist: Thoughts from the Tenure-Track (Rachel Miller-Slough, PhD)

      3. Clinician Perspective Commentary on the Examination for Professional Practice in Psychology Part 2 (Danielle Keenan-Miller, PhD)
      4. Student Perspective - 
      A Student Perspective on Combatting Stigma and Stereotyping Through Course Content (Adrienne Manbeck)
      5. Awards and Recognition - Featuring Jacqueline Persons, Cheri Levenson, Daniel Klein, Briana Brownlow, Liz Slivjak, and Caroline Boyd-Rogers - congrats to all our award winners!

      6. Student Rep Updates from Nora Barnes-Horowitz MA and Sarah Sullivan MS. 

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