About us

The Society for a Science of Clinical Psychology (SSCP) was established in 1966. Its purpose is to affirm and continue to promote the integration of the scientist and the practitioner in training, research, and applied endeavors. Its members represent a diversity of interests and theoretical orientations across clinical psychology. The common bond of the membership is a commitment to empirical research and the ideal that scientific principles should play a role in training, practice, and establishing public policy for health and mental health concerns. SSCP has organizational affiliations with both the American Psychological Association (Section III of Division 12) and the Association for Psychological Science.

Those who are interested in a more detailed history of the society should read, A Voice for Science in Clinical Psychology: The History of Section III of Division 12, by Thomas F. Oltmanns and Leonard Krasner (1993).

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Volume 24, Issue 1 is out now!

Articles in this issue include:
  1. Dr. Joanne Davila's first presidential column
  2. Clinician Perspective - Recommendations for Building Evidence-Based Clinical Services in a Community Setting (Dr. Lindsey Bruett)
  3. Early Career Perspective- Behind the CV and Smiles: Adventures in the Winding Path of an Early Career Faculty Member (Dr. Sophia Choukas-Bradley)
  4. Student Perspective - A Brief Clinical Psychology Grad School Field Guide: Lessons learned from the first one and a half years of graduate school (Evan Burdette)

Also, be sure to check out announcements of SSCP events at APS, diversity and student updates, and our awards section (including Dr. Scott Lilienfeld, Dr. Thomas Ollendick, and student award winner, Tommy Ng)

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Society for a Science of Clinical Psychology Blog

Welcome to the official SSCP blog, hosted by the SSCP Diversity Committee. 
In this SSCP Blog series, we invite you to join us as we explore systematic inequality in clinical psychology.


Honoring Scott Lilienfeld

In October 2020, as a way to honor Scott Lilienfeld, the SSCP Board convened a committee (recruited from the SSCP membership) to oversee the curation of a list of his most significant contributions to clinical science. A link to this list can be found here.

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