American Board of Clinical Child & Adolescent Psychology Update

By Adam B. Lewin, PhD, ABPP (President, ABCCAP)

Please congratulate the following Pediatric and Clinical Child Specialists who have been boarded in our specialty in 2023 (as of May 23, 2023).  Hats off!

Fiona Miller, PhD
Alexis Quinoy, PhD
Katherine Lamparyk, PsyD
Sarah Tannenbaum, PsyD
Diana Bastien, PsyD
Dana McMakin, PhD
Sophia Tani, PhD
William Martinez, PhD
Allison Burke, PhD
Amy Sanders, PsyD
Heidi Fisher, PhD
Leah Orchinik, PhD

For Pediatric Psychologists thinking about getting board certified or even simply learning more, please join us for a webinar.  The board will be hosting several informational meetings (many with CE credit available) to give information on the process (for those who are ready-to-go) and to discuss the personal and profession-wide merits of boarding (for those still deciding).  We’ll also be hosting regular “office hours” to help those in the process.  We continue to expand mentoring opportunities for candidates.

What’s coming in 2023?

The board was excited to sponsor expert CE lectures – In March, Terry Stancin, Ph.D., ABPP presented “Working from the Trenches: Challenges Treating Gender Diverse Youth.”  In May, Wendy Ward, Ph.D., ABPP (Div 54 Past President and ABCCAP Treasurer) presented “Best Practices for Being a Mentor in a Mentor Circle.”  We aim to increase these types of benefits in 2023-24.  We are also launching our ABCCAP National Examiner Board, a group of experienced examiners who will help strengthen and expedite our examination process.  This team will function like an editorial board – a national service leadership opportunity for pediatric specialists.

We will also be recruiting for multiple openings on the ABCCAP Board of Directors. Please look out for notifications from ABPP Central Office (you can update your ABPP contact information in the member portal).  The ABCCAP Board is a “working board,” and it’s an incredibly collaborative and rewarding experience.  Our board members are educators, clinicians, hospitalists, training directors, administrators, scholars – a diverse group of hard-working volunteers brought together by our passion for the Pediatric/Clinical Child & Adolescent specialty area, a commitment to its integrity, and for advancing our specialty in an inclusive, equitable and just manner.

I’ll close with a sincere “THANK YOU!” to our many mentors, examiners, exam-chairs, and my colleagues on the ABCCAP Board!  ABCCAP functions because of the energy and commitment of boarded psychologists.

Please visit our site at for more information.   Thank you to those who attended our informational meeting in Chicago.  Come learn about us – I am always happy to talk about the process and its merits for individuals and for our specialty area.

Adam B. Lewin, PhD, ABPP
President, American Board of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology
APA Fellow
Professor and Division Chief, Pediatric Neuropsychiatry
Interim Maurice and Thelma Rothman Chair of Developmental Pediatrics
University of South Florida College of Medicine