Status
Modified title 1/1/2007, Modified definition 1/1/2019
Code
103TC2200X
Type
Level III Area of Specialization
Clinical Child & Adolescent
A psychologist who develops and applies scientific knowledge to the delivery of psychological services to infants, toddlers, children and adolescents within their social context. Of particular importance to the specialty of clinical child psychology is an understanding of the basic psychological needs of children and adolescents, and how the family and other social contexts influence the socio-emotional adjustment, cognitive development, behavioral adaptation and health status of children and adolescents. Source: American Psychological Association, www.apa.org [1/1/2007: title modified, 1/1/2019: new definition]

Additional Resources: The APA specialty is "Clinical Child Psychology."