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 theAmerican 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).
Another recommended reading is Richard M. McFall's (1991) presidential address, Manifesto for A Science of Clinical Psychology, which captures much of the philosophy and sentiment of this organization.