Clinical practice in pediatric psychology

Call for nominations for the first editor of new journal Clinical Practice in Pediatric Psychology

The Society of Pediatric Psychology (APA Division 54) is seeking nominations, including self-nominations, for the first editor of Clinical Practice in Pediatric Psychology. This new journal will be a peer-reviewed publication of the Society by the APA under the imprint of the Educational Publishing Foundation. The Clinical Practice in Pediatric Psychology will publish articles describing the professional/applied activities of pediatric psychology including descriptions of the organization and delivery of clinical services.

Editor nominees for Clinical Practice in Pediatric Psychology should have stature in the field of pediatric psychology; clinical activity and a broad scientific knowledge base; strong writing, editing, and organizational skills; and support for taking on the editorial responsibility. The editor receives an honorarium and the editorial office will be maintained by APA Publications so there will be no cost to the editor or institution for this position. The editor will appoint associate editors and an editorial board to assist in the peer-review process for all manuscripts submitted to the journal. The editor will be an ex-officio SPP Board of Directors member and attend its meetings twice a year.

All application materials must be received by June 30, 2012. The Journal Editor Selection Committee consists of Michael Roberts, chair, Kathleen Lemanek, Grayson Holmbeck, and Terry Stancin. Applicants should submit a letter of application indicating a willingness to serve if selected and a vision statement about the future of Clinical Practice in Pediatric Psychology and their curriculum vitae. Two letters of support are required; one letter should address the applicant’s clinical activities, scholarship, and organizational and people management skills, and the second should come from the candidate’s administrative director, indicating support for the candidate’s time and effort devoted to this editorial role. Candidates must be members of SPP and APA. The person selected will serve a five-year term as editor starting immediately upon appointment to develop the initial issues to be published in 2013. Send all materials electronically to Karen Roberts, SPP Administrative Officer.