Festschrift for Leonard Bickman: Introduction to The Future of Children’s Mental Health Services Special Issue

Sonja K. Schoenwald, Catherine P. Bradshaw, Kimberly Eaton Hoagwood, Marc S. Atkins, Nicholas Ialongo, Susan R. Douglas

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This introductory article describes the genesis of the Festschrift for Leonard Bickman and of this Festschrift special issue entitled, The Future of Children’s Mental Health Services. The special issue includes a collection of 11 original children’s mental health services research articles, broadly organized in accordance with three themes (i.e., Improving Precision and Use of Service Data to Guide Policy and Practice, Implementation and Dissemination, and Preparing for Innovation), followed by an interview-style article with Bickman. Then follows a featured manuscript by Bickman himself, three invited commentaries, and a compilation of letters and notes in which colleagues reflect on his career and on their experiences of him. The introduction concludes with a few thoughts about the future of children’s mental health services portended by the extraordinary scholarly contributions of Bickman and those who have been inspired by him.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)649-654
Number of pages6
JournalAdministration and Policy in Mental Health and Mental Health Services Research
Issue number5
StatePublished - Sep 1 2020


  • Artificial intelligence
  • Children’s mental health services
  • Implementation and dissemination
  • Leonard Bickman Festschrift
  • Precision mental health

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Phychiatric Mental Health
  • Health Policy
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Psychiatry and Mental health


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