General Call for Papers

Clinical Practice in Pediatric Psychology ® is a scholarly journal publishing peer-reviewed papers representing the professional and applied activities of pediatric psychology. Clinical Practice in Pediatric Psychology is a publication of APA Division 54 (Society of Pediatric Psychology).

Clinical Practice in Pediatric Psychology:

  • Describes the breadth and richness of the field in its diverse activities;
  • Complements the scientific development of the field through highlighting applied and clinical activities;
  • Provides modeling that addresses the ways practicing pediatric psychologists incorporate empirical literature into day-to-day activities;
  • Emphasizes work that incorporates and cites evidence from the science base;
  • Provides a forum for those engaged in primarily clinical activities to report on their activities and inform future research activities.

Being published by APA connects Clinical Practice in Pediatric Psychology to a large body of authoritative and high-quality research available through PsycARTICLES®, the most used full-text database in psychology and one of the most popular databases in all scholarly disciplines and fields. PsycARTICLES is available to a global audience of nearly 3,200 institutions and 60 million potential users.

Jennifer Shroff Pendley, PhD is the Editor of Clinical Practice in Pediatric Psychology. Dr. Pendley is chief psychologist and co-director of the Division of Behavioral Health at Nemours/Alfred L. DuPont Hospital for Children, Jefferson Medical College.

Articles will include a range of formats such as commentaries, reviews, and clinical case reports in addition to more traditional empirical clinical studies.

Articles considered for publication will include but not be limited to the following:

  • Professional and training activities in pediatric psychology and interprofessional functioning;
  • Funding/reimbursement patterns and the evaluation of the cost-effectiveness of clinical services;
  • Program development, organization of clinical services and workforce analyses;
  • Applications of evidence based interventions in "real world" settings with particular attention to potential barriers and solutions and considerations of diverse populations;
  • Critical analyses of professional practice issues;
  • Clinical innovations, e.g., emerging use of technology in clinical practice;
  • Case studies, particularly case studies that have enough detail to be replicated and that provide a basis for larger scale intervention studies;
  • Organizational, state and federal policies as they impact the practice of pediatric psychology, with a particular emphasis on changes due to health care reform.

To submit an article or for more information, please visit the Clinical Practice in Pediatric Psychology homepage.

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