Article-Based Continuing Certification (ABCC) Pathway

The new ABCC Pathway is an ongoing professional journal article-based assessment activity designed as an optional alternative to the current traditional 10-year recertification/CC examination. ABPN diplomates who participating in the program will be required to read a minimum of 30 articles, but no more than 40 articles, and answer 4 out of 5 questions correctly on the first attempt on 30 journal article assessments. Diplomates with multiple certifications must complete 20 articles per specialty area plus an additional 10 article assessments in any certification area (flexible based on diplomate’s choice).

The ABPN has released a list of 40 articles for child and adolescent psychiatry, your AACAP membership includes access to 26 of these articles. Several others are freely available, and do not require a fee to access. For your convenience, below you will find the list of articles, including direct links to each.

Please note that these articles are being used in the ABPN’s ABCC Pathway for the current year and are subject to change without notice. Please consult the ABPN Continuing Certification testing site for the most up-to-date information about articles that are currently active.

For questions regarding article access please contact cme@aacap.org. For questions regarding the ABCC Pathway itself or access to the exam questions, please contact questions@abpn.com. If you have questions about JAACAP or your member subscriptions, please contact support@jaacap.org.


Topic 1 - Development Processes Through Life Cycle

Title Author(s) Journal Citation Free to AACAP Members?
Maternal Adverse Childhood Experiences and Infant Development Racine N, Plamondon A, Madigan S, et al. Pediatrics 2018;141(4):e20172495  
Prenatal Drug Exposure From Infancy Through Emerging Adulthood: Results From Neuroimaging Morie K, Crowley M, Mayes L, et al. Drug Alcohol Dependence 2019;198:39-53  
Associations Between Screen Use and Child Language Skills: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis Madigan S, McArthur BA, Anhorn C, et al. JAMA Pediatrics 2020;174(7):665-675
Sleep and Technology in Early Childhood Nathanson AI Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Clinics of North America 2021;30(1):15-26 Y

Topic 2 - Neurodevelopmental Disorders, Autism Spectrum Disorders

Title Author(s) Journal Citation Free to AACAP Members?
Taking ACTion: 18 Simple Strategies for Supporting Children With Autism During the COVID-19 Pandemic Tarbox CM, Silverman EA, Chastain AN, et al. Behavior Analysis in Practice 2020;14(4):1-29  
Sexuality and Gender Issues in Individuals With Autism Spectrum Disorder Pecora LA, Hooley M, Sperry L, et al. Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Clinics of North America 2020;29(3):543-556 Y
The Effects of Early Autism Intervention on Parents and Family Adaptive Functioning Estes A, Swain DM, MacDuffie KE Pediatric Medicine 2019;2:21
Practice Parameter for the Assessment and Treatment of Psychiatric Disorders in Children and Adolescents With Intellectual Disability (Intellectual Developmental Disorder) Siegel M, McGuire K, Veenstra-VanderWeele J, et al. Journal of the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry 2020;59(4):468-496 Y

Topic 3 - Learning Disorders, ADHD

Title Author(s) Journal Citation Free to AACAP Members?
Stepped Treatment for Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder and Aggressive Behavior: A Randomized, Controlled Trial of Adjunctive Risperidone, Divalproex Sodium, or Placebo After Stimulant Medication Optimization Blader JC, Pliszka SR, Kafantaris V, et al. Journal of the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry 2021;60(2):236-251 Y
Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder, School Performance, and Effect of Medication Jangmo A, Stalhandske A, Chang Z Journal of the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry 2019;58(14):423-432 Y
Unconscious Bias and the Diagnosis of Disruptive Behavior Disorders and ADHD in African American and Hispanic Youth Fadus MC, Ginsburg KR, Sobowale K, et al. Academic Psychiatry 2020;44(1):95-102
Trajectories of Growth Associated With Long-Term Stimulant Medication in the Multimodal Treatment Study of Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder Greenhill LL, Swanson JM, Hechtman L, et al. Journal of the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry 2020;59(8):978-989 Y

Topic 4 - Mood Disorders

Title Author(s) Journal Citation Free to AACAP Members?
Factors Associated With Multiple Psychiatric Readmissions for Youth With Mood Disorders Phillips MS, Steelesmith DL, Campo JV, et al. Journal of the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry 2020;59(5):619-631 Y
Toward Prevention of Bipolar Disorder in At-Risk Children: Potential Strategies Ahead of the Data Post RM, Goldstein BI, Birmaher B, et al. Journal of Affective Disorders 2020;272:508-520  
Is Treatment Working? Detecting Real Change in the Treatment of Child and Adolescent Depression Liu F, Adrian M Journal of the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry 2019;58(12):1157-1164 Y
Brief Behavioral Therapy for Pediatric Anxiety and Depression in Primary Care: A Follow-Up Brent D, Porta G, Rozenman M, et al. Journal of the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry 2020;59(5):619-631 Y

Topic 5 - Anxiety-Related Disorders, Obsessive-Compulsive Disorders, Somatic Symptom Disorders

Title Author(s) Journal Citation Free to AACAP Members?
Clinical Practice Guideline for the Assessment and Treatment of Children and Adolescents With Anxiety Disorder Walter HJ, Bukstein OG, Abright AR, et al. Journal of the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry 2020;59(10):1107-1124 Y
Antidepressant Tolerability in Pediatric Anxiety and Obsessive-Compulsive Disorders: A Bayesian Hierarchical Modeling Meta-Analysis Mills JA, Strawn JR Journal of the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry 2020;59(11):1240-1251 Y
Results From the Child/Adolescent Anxiety Multimodal Extended Long-Term Study (CAMELS): Primary Anxiety Outcomes Ginsburg G, Becker-Haimes E, Keeton C, et al. Journal of the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry 2018;57(7):471-480 Y
A Longitudinal Follow-up Study Examining Adolescent Depressive Symptoms as a Function of Prior Anxiety Treatment Silk J, Price R, Rosen D, et al. Journal of the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry 2019;58(3):359-367 Y

Topic 6 - Substance and Addictive Disorders

Title Author(s) Journal Citation Free to AACAP Members?
Behavioral Addictions: Excessive Gambling, Gaming, Internet, and Smartphone Use Among Children and Adolescents Derevensky JL, Hayman V, Gilbeau L Pediatric Clinics of North America 2019;66(6):1163-1182  
Measurement-Based Care in the Treatment of Adolescents with Substance Use Disorders Simon KM, Harris SK, Shrier LA, et al Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Clinics of North America 2020;29(4):675-690 Y
A Public Health Crisis: Electronic Cigarettes, Vape, and JUUL Walley S, Wilson K, Winickoff J, et al. Pediatrics 2019;143(6):e20182741  
Contingency Management Using Incentives to Improve Outcomes for Adolescent Substance Use Disorders Stanger C, Budney AJ Pediatric Clinics of North America 2019;66(6):1183-1192  

Topic 7 - Trauma & Stress-related Disorders, Dissociative Disorders

Title Author(s) Journal Citation Free to AACAP Members?
Population Prevalence of the Posttraumatic Stress Disorder Subtype for Young Children in Nationwide Surveys of the British General Population and of Children in Care Hitchcock C, Goodall B, Sharples O, et al. Journal of the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry 2021;60(10):1278-1287 Y
Rapid Systematic Review: The Impact of Social Isolation and Loneliness on the Mental Health of Children and Adolescents in the Context of COVID-19 Loades ME, Chatburn E, Higson-Sweeney N, et al. Journal of the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry 2020;59(11):1218-1239 Y
Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis: The Prevalence of Mental Illness in Child and Adolescent Refugees and Asylum Seekers Blackmore R, Gray KM, Boyle JA, et al Journal of the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry 2020;59(6):705-714 Y
The Devastating Clinical Consequences of Child Abuse and Neglect: Increased Disease Vulnerability and Poor Treatment Response in Mood Disorders Lippard E, Nemeroff C The American Journal of Psychiatry 2020;177(1):20-36  

Topic 8 - Disruptive, Impulse-Control and Conduct Disorders

Title Author(s) Journal Citation Free to AACAP Members?
Behavior Modification Is Associated With Reduced Psychotropic Medication Use in Children With Aggression in Inpatient Treatment: A Retrospective Cohort Study Carlson GA, Chua J, Pan K, et al. Journal of the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry 2020;59(5):632-641 Y
Trajectories and Predictors of Children’s Early-Starting Conduct Problems: Child, Family, Genetic, and Intervention Effects Shaw DS, Galán CA, Lemery-Chalfant K, et al. Development and Psychopathology 2019;31(5):1911-1921  
The Co-Occurrence and Correlates of Anxiety Disorders Among Adolescents With Intermittent Explosive Disorder Galbraith T, Carliner H, Keyes K, et al. Aggressive Behavior 2018;44(6):581-590  
“The Need to See and Respond”: The Role of the Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist in School Threat Assessment Weisbrot D Journal of the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry 2020;59(1):20-26 Y

Topic 9 - Professionalism, Forensics, Ethics

Title Author(s) Journal Citation Free to AACAP Members?
Child Abuse and Neglect Zeanah CH, Humphreys KL Journal of the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry 2018;57(9):637-644 Y
An Anti-Racist Approach to Achieving Mental Health Equity in Clinical Care Legha RK, Miranda J Psychiatric Clinics of North America 2020;43(3):451-469 Y
Ethical Issues in Gender Affirming Care for Youth Kimberly L, Folkers K, Friesen P, et al. Pediatrics 2018;142(6):e20181537  
Domestic Minor Sex Trafficking Goldberg A, Moore J Child Adolescent Psychiatry Clinics of North America 2018;27(1):77-92 Y

Topic 10 - Other Disorders (Including: Neurologic Disorders, Neurocognitive Disorders, Sleep/Wake Disorders, Eating Disorders, Elimination Disorders, Gender Dysphoria, Sexual Disorders)

Title Author(s) Journal Citation Free to AACAP Members?
Medical Complications of Eating Disorders in Youth Peebles R, Sieke E Child Adolescent Psychiatry Clinics of North America 2019;28(4):593-615 Y
Behavioral Treatment of Insomnia and Sleep Disturbances in School-Aged Children and Adolescents Lunsford-Avery JR, Bidopia T, Jackson L, et al. Child Adolescent Psychiatry Clinics of North America 2021;30(1):101-116 Y
Pets Are Associated with Fewer Peer Problems and Emotional Symptoms, and Better Prosocial Behavior: Findings from the Longitudinal Study of Australian Children Christian H, Francis Mitrou F, Cunneen R, et al. Journal of Pediatrics 2020;220:200-206 Y
Racial Disparities in Elementary School Disciplinary Actions: Findings From the ABCD Study Fadus MC, Valadez EA, Bryant BE, et al. Journal of the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry 2021;60(8):998-1009 Y