Clinical Practice in Pediatric Psychology
• An Eye for Implementation
The new editors of Clinical Practice in Pediatric Psychology plan to make it a must-read for all pediatric practitioners and researchers. (from Monitor on Psychology, January 2013)
Clinical Practice in Pediatric Psychology publishes articles representing the professional and applied activities of pediatric psychology. The journal comprehensively
- describes the breadth and richness of the field in its diverse activities;
- complements the scientific development of the field with information on the applied/clinical side;
- 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; and
- provides a forum for those engaged in primarily clinical activities to report on their activities and inform future research activities.
Articles include a range of formats such as commentaries, reviews, and clinical case reports in addition to more traditional empirical clinical studies.
Articles address issues such as
- 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; and
- organizational, state and federal policies as they impact the practice of pediatric psychology, with a particular emphasis on changes due to health care reform.