Providing Professional Development Training for Early Career Scientists, and Showcasing Interdisciplinary Research in Mental Health
The Journal of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology (JCCAP)Future Directions Forum showcases new frontiers in mental health, recognizes promising early career scientists doing work in this field, and provides professional development to all who attend the forum.
About the Future Directions Forum
Learning how to do great science requires a toolbox. This toolbox contains tools for effectively communicating ideas and scholarly findings. For making time to produce scholarship. For securing funding for scholarly work. For identifying where and when scholarly job opportunities arise. For getting the offers to start a job and building the record to keep that job. No one takes a class to acquire this toolbox, who has the time? Yet, we still need these tools, so where do we find them? We launched the Future Directions Forumto help you build your scientific toolbox. At the Forum, we offer professional development resources on all aspects of academic work, delivered through evidence-based, large-group workshops; as well as small group and one-on-one consultations that we tailor to your needs as an early career scientist. An extended description of our programming for 2023 can be found on ResearchGate: http://bit.ly/JCCAPFDF
Learning new skills only gets you so far. You also need a space to showcase those skills and what you have to offer. Thus, a key element of the Forum is that it raises the public awareness of its attendees and their scholarly work. Since our first Forumin 2017, attendees deliver poster presentations about their work in an all-digital environment. Within this environment, attendees have the opportunity to present their research and interact with other attendees, and we leverage widely used social media platforms to enhance the visibility of all this work:
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