Annual Meeting

The annual APCS business meeting for all program representatives is held in late May.  It is always scheduled to coincide with the  beginning of the annual meeting of the Association for Psychological Science (APS).  All program reps are encouraged to attend the business meeting, which occurs on Thursday morning.  

APCS also participates actively in planning the program for the APS meeting.  Our current representative on the APS program committee is Doug Samuel (Department of Psychology, Purdue University).  The APCS representative to the program committee and the SSCP representative to the program committee work together to ensure a broad and integrated coverage of clinical psychology issues in the APS program as a whole.

Programming on Thursday afternoon of the annual meeting always includes two special symposia sponsored by APCS and SSCP.  One symposium at the 2014 meeting featured a group of "rising stars" from programs and departments that belong to APCS.  The symposium titled "The Future of Clinical Science" was chaired by Marc Atkins with Tim Strauman serving as discussant. Participants included Jennifer Pfeifer, Renee Thompson, David Langer, and Kate Zinsser.

The second symposium in 2014 was chaired by Lisa Onken from the National Institute on Drug Abuse, and Michael Rohrbaugh served as the discussant. The title was "Programs of Excellence and the Delaware Project on Clinical Science Training" and featured talks by Michael Otto, Dave Sbarra, Julie Schumacher, Steven Martino, and Joanne Davila. 

PCSAS is an independent, non-profit body incorporated in December 2007 to provide rigorous, objective, and empirically based accreditation of Ph.D. programs in psychological clinical science (the terms psychological clinical science and scientific clinical psychology are used interchangeably).
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The Delaware Project aims to redefine psychological clinical science training in ways that emphasize continuity across a spectrum of research activities concerned with (a) basic mechanisms of psychopathology and behavior change, (b) intervention generation and refinement, (c) intervention efficacy and effectiveness...