Clinical Psychological Science

Read about Clinical Psychological Science‘s April 2022 updates related to transparency and open practices.


Clinical Psychological Science publishes advances in clinical science and provides a venue for cutting-edge research across a wide range of conceptual views, approaches, and topics. This bimonthly journal encompasses many core domains that have defined clinical psychology, but also boundary-crossing advances that integrate and make contact with diverse disciplines and that may not easily be found in traditional clinical psychology journals. Among the key topics are research on the underlying mechanisms and etiologies of psychological health and dysfunction; basic and applied work on the diagnosis, assessment, treatment, and prevention of mental illness; service delivery; and promotion of well-being. Articles are published in OnlineFirst before they are assigned to an issue. This journal is a member of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE).

Read incoming Editor Jennifer Tackett’s interview in the Observer.

APS joins the psychological science community in mourning the death of Clinical Psychological Science Editor Emeritus Scott O. Lilienfeld. Read more about Scott’s life and legacy in the Observer.

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Quick Facts

Editor:Jennifer Tackett
ISSN:Print: 2167-7026
Online: 2167-7034
Frequency:6 issues per year

Featured Research from Clinical Psychological Science


  • Self-Injury: Can the Internet Play a Positive Role? 

    Anywhere between 17% and 38% of adolescents and young adults engage in behaviors of nonsuicidal self-injury, defined as “the deliberate, self-inflicted damage of body tissue without suicidal intent.” These behaviors, which might include cutting, scratching

  • Rising Stars of Clinical Science

    At APS 2022, up-and-coming researchers share new insights on the pandemic’s mental health impact on people with disabilities, linguistic processes and cognitive reappraisal, and the predictive power of reward positivity.