National Conference in Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology

October 18-20, 2018

The Conference Co-Chairs wish to thank the Society of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology for their generous support, which helps keep registration costs as low as possible (particularly for student/trainee attendees). 

Preconference Workshop

Psychological Interventions for Pediatric Chronic Pain
Tonya Palermo, Ph.D., Seattle Children’s Hospital

Individual Plenary Sessions

Beyond Brick and Mortar: Leveraging Remote Technologies to Extend the Reach and Scope of Children's Mental Health Care
Jonathan Comer, Ph.D., Florida International University
Cognitive-Behavioral Treatment for Adolescent Suicidal Behavior: Why and for Whom Does It Work?
Christianne Esposito-Smythers, Ph.D., George Mason University
Better Decision-makers, Better Clinicians: Bridging the Assessment Research-Practice Gap
Amanda Jensen-Doss, Ph.D., University of Miami

Themed Sessions

Autism Spectrum Disorders: Evidence-based Identification and Interventions

Wendy Stone, Ph.D., University of Washington, A Community Model for Expediting Early Access to Specialized Intervention for Toddlers with ASD.
Tammy Barry, Ph.D., Washington State University, Family-based Interventions for Autism Spectrum Disorder
Micah Mazurek, Ph.D., University of Virginia, Using Telehealth to Enhance Access to Evidence-Based Screening, Diagnosis, and Intervention for Children with Autism. 
Moderator: Matthew Mosconi

Peer Victimization and Aggression: Application of Mediated/Moderated Associations to Clinical Practice

Paula Fite, Ph.D., University of Kansas, Understanding Risks and Consequences of Peer Aggression and Victimization to Inform Prevention and Intervention
Jamie Ostrov, Ph.D., University of Buffalo, Development of Aggression and Peer Victimization Subtypes: Implications for Treatment.
Annette La Greca, Ph.D., ABPP, University of Miami, An Interpersonal Approach for Reducing Peer Victimization and Preventing Social Anxiety and Depression
Moderator:  Brian Chu

Building Cultural Competence among Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychologists

Stan Huey, Ph.D., University of Southern California, Evidence-Based Treatment and Youth Diversity: What We Know & Why it Matters
Anna Lau, Ph.D., University of California at Los Angeles, Deploying Evidence-based Practices (EBPs) to Reduce Mental Health Disparities among Asian American Youth: EBP Selection, Adaptation, and Implementation
Armando Piña, Ph.D., Arizona State University, Thinking About the Role of Culture in Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology
Moderator: Omar Gudiño

Poster Sessions

As always, cutting edge research from across the field of clinical child and adolescent psychology will be featured in three or four poster sessions distributed throughout the conference.  We are particularly pleased to be able to offer student poster awards this year.  Look for abstract submission instructions on our website within the coming weeks.  Funding for the Student Poster Awards was provided by the Society of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology Science Committee and the Clinical Child Psychology Program at the University of Kansas.

The poster abstract submission portal will be available by MARCH 1, 2018.  The deadline for abstract submission is May 25, 2018.   


Please visit for complete registration information. 

Conference within a Conference (CwC)

In partnership with the University of Kansas College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, we seek to use the Conference to more effectively recruit underrepresented minority (URM) students into graduate study in psychology. Dr. Anita Jones Thomas (Dean of the College of Applied Behavioral Sciences, University of Indianapolis) will provide a plenary address to URM students as they prepare applications and materials for graduate study in psychology and provide keys for success for trainees accepted into graduate programs. Her talk is entitled, "You are welcome here: Taking a Seat at the Grad Psych Table."   Breakout sessions on issues related to aspects of graduate training (e.g., fellowship funding, specialization, publication) will be offered by current graduate students in clinical child and adolescent psychology.  Eligible students should look for a special registration page on the conference website. 

Meet the Editors Lunch

Anne Marie Albano, Ph.D., ABPP
Brian C. Chu, Ph.D.
Andres de los Reyes, Ph.D.
Tonya Palermo, Ph.D.
Jennifer Schurman, Ph.D., ABPP

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