The American Board of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology will hold exams at several upcoming national meetings.
By Lynne M. Covitz
The American Board of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology (ABCCAP) continues to have great growth in the number of psychologists achieving board certification, with the most recent board-certified professionals including: Nneka Onyezia, Terry Stancin, Virginia Cline, Sol Rappaport, Jordan Gilleland, Sharon Berry, Mary Anne McCabe, Emily Graze and Kevin O’Connor.
There are many professional benefits of board certification, such as offered through the American Board of Professional Psychology (ABPP), and those interested in this process can contact the board for more information, by going to the American Board of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology website or the ABPP website or by communicating via email.
In the coming year, we plan to hold exams at several national meetings, including: the National Conference in Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology, sponsored by Div. 53, in Lawrence, Kansas, in October 2014; the Society of Pediatric Psychology Annual Conference in April, 2015; the ABPP Workshops in San Diego in May 2015; APA in Toronto in August 2015. We will hold “Learn about ABCCAP and ABPP” workshops at these conferences to continue to spread the word about the importance of board certification and will have board members available to answer questions. In addition to holding exams at conferences, we routinely arrange for exams to be conducted within regions to make travel as convenient as possible for candidates. For that reason, we have developed pods of examiners in several locations across the country, including Florida, South Carolina, the Northeast Corridor, Ohio, Kansas City/Lawrence, Minneapolis, Los Angeles and Seattle. We are actively working to develop examination pods in other regions of the country.
In our effort to increase the number of examiners we have, we were planning on conducting an examiner training workshop at the Div. 53 Conference in Lawrence in October. Please contact Lynne M. Covitz, PhD, if you currently hold ABCCAP certification and are interested in participating in this workshop.