Journal of Clinical Practice in Pediatric Psychology highlights

The Journal of Clinical Practice in Pediatric Psychology (CPPP) goes live on social media.

By Jennifer Verrill Schurman

The Journal of Clinical Practice in Pediatric Psychology (CPPP) has just launched a social media presence to expand the journal’s reach and help shape the dialogue regarding psychology as it relates to the health and well-being of children. We will be using Twitter (@CPPP_APAJournal) to push out information about publications and encourage conversation about this content in real time. We will be using Facebook to increase communication and for “warehousing” of relevant information, such as special issue announcements, guidance on special sections and calls for topical content. We also will be linking to the Society of Pediatric Psychology (SPP) YouTube channel to provide enriched, peer-reviewed content regarding select CPPP articles. Through these efforts, we hope to reach a broader audience, invite more active discussion and sharing around evidence-based content, amplify the scientific and social impact of publications and increase the immediacy of CPPP ‘s impact on clinical practice. Come find us online and join the conversation.

CPPP is excited to announce the debut of a regular special section on ethics & pediatric psychology. This is a unique publication outlet for discussion of issues that are central to pediatric psychology, but which have had limited options for dissemination. We are welcoming manuscripts that review ethical challenges in clinical practice and clinic-based research, present best practices in professional and multidisciplinary ethics and utilize illustrative case studies. The editor of this special section, W. Hobart Davies welcomes the opportunity to consult with authors on the development of manuscripts.

Finally, for those of you involved in one of our many special interest groups (SIGs), do not forget about the upcoming Nov. 1, 2015, deadline to submit your one-page letter of intent (LOI) for the CPPP special issue: Spotlight on SIGs. We are especially interested in collaborative work among SIG members that was made possible by the emergence and organization of SIGs within SPP. Additional details on both the desired content and submission/review process can be found on our Facebook page, as well as on the SPP website. Please note that the submission process has changed and LOIs should now be submitted through the CPPP portal online. We encourage you to talk with your SIG colleagues and consider submitting some of the exciting collaborative work that we know is happening. Look for this special issue to be published in early 2017. For any questions on this special issue or our social media launch, please contact CPPP associate editor, Jennifer Verrill Schurman.