Call for Nominations for 2014 SSCP Election

14 Jun 2014 10:50 PM | SSCP Webmaster (Administrator)

The Society for a Science of Clinical Psychology (SSCP) invites nominations for four positions for the SSCP Executive Board: President-Elect; Representative to the Board of Directors of Division 12; Member-At-Large; and Student Representative.

Descriptions of the duties of each position are listed below.

All terms of office will begin January 1, 2015. Please see our website for a list of current and past Board members.

•           The Presidential cycle is 3 years: 1 year each as President-Elect, President, and Past-      President.

•           The Representative to the Board of Directors of Division 12 is a 3-year term.

•           Each Member-At-Large and Student Representative serves a 2-year term.

Each candidate will be asked to submit a brief (~100-200 words) statement about their qualifications and their interest in running for a position on the SSCP Board. We will provide these statements to members with the election ballot.

NOTE: All SSCP members are invited to submit nominations for any position, but only full members are eligible to vote for SSCP President and Members-at-Large; only student members are eligible to vote for Student Representatives. Submit nominations, including self-nominations, to Michelle G. Craske ( by August 31, 2014, with "SSCP Nominations" in the Subject Line.

Nomination committee members:

•           Michelle G. Craske, Past President (Chair)

•           Bethany Teachman, President

•           Mitch Prinstein, Member-at-Large

•           Rosanna Breaux, Student Representative


Annual Duties for SSCP Board Members


Per the bylaws, "Perform such duties as are customarily incident to this office" (e.g., create ad hoc committees; appoint ongoing committee members and committee chairs, liaisons, Clinical Science Newsletter Editor, etc.; assign tasks to Board members). These duties include but are not limited to:

•           Determine meeting day/time of monthly Executive Board telephone meetings

•           Prepare agenda and lead discussion for monthly Executive Board telephone meetings – Chair annual meeting of members at APS or APA

•           Report on year's activities to members

•           Compile meeting notes as President-Elect

•           Oversee award processes (i.e., student poster competition at APS, Dissertation Awards, Distinguished Scientist Award, Outstanding Mentor Award)

•           Contribute two or more columns to newsletter, Clinical Science

Deliver Presidential Address at the APA or APS convention

•           Select Program Chairs for SSCP presentations at APS and APA and work with them on program (begin task as President-Elect; complete during Presidential year).

•           Head Nomination Committee for new officers (as Past-President)

Representative to the Board of Directors of the Division (must be a member of Society of Clinical Psychology (Division 12) of APA).

•           Perform the duties specified in Article V of the bylaws of Division 12

•           Serve on the Section's Executive Board

•           Submit a report on Section activities at each Division Board meeting

•           Submit a report following each Division 12 Board meeting to the Section’s Executive Board and newsletter editor.



•           Participate in monthly SSCP Executive Board telephone meetings

•           Oversee award processes (e.g., Early Career Researcher Award)

•           Perform duties as assigned (e.g., form and chair an ad-hoc committee on a particular topic or issue).


Student Representative

•           Participate in monthly SSCP Executive Board telephone meetings

•           Represent the opinions and interests of SSCP student members to the Executive Board

•           Advertise SSCP to potential student members

•           Report on student issues and initiatives at annual SSCP members meeting

•           Report on student issues and initiatives in the SSCP Newsletter, Clinical Science

•           Oversee the SSCP Student Website, listserv, and social media pages.

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