Special Issue Call for Papers

Target date of Sept/Oct 2014
Call for Papers Deadline:
February 15, 2014

The Journal of Behavioral Health Services & Research (JBHS&R) invites manuscripts for a special topic issue on “Empirically-based Interventions for Emerging Adults with Serious Mental Health Conditions,” guest edited by Janet Walker, Eileen Brennan, Pauline Jivanjee, Nancy Koroloff, Kris Gowen, and Celeste Moser. Share flyer.

With growing awareness of the poor outcomes for older adolescents and young adults who experience serious mental health conditions, researchers and service providers are working to develop and test interventions designed to be engaging and effective. This Special Issue will highlight studies that offer evidence about what works, with particular attention to interventions or approaches informed by theories of positive development and designed specifically for young people (ages 14-30) with serious mental health conditions. A description of this kind of positive developmental approach can be found under Pathways model overview at: http://www.pathwaysrtc.pdx.edu/sos-conference-proceedings-2013.shtml

The editors anticipate that the Special Issue will include reports on practices, interventions or programs that, for example:

The Special Issue may also include studies of policy and funding contexts that support the provision of services and supports for emerging adults. Papers may employ qualitative and/ or quantitative methods, and must be original work not published elsewhere. All manuscripts submitted for consideration will be subject to the double-blind peer review process in a manner identical to the manuscripts submitted to the JBHS&R.

For author guidelines, please see http://jbhsr.fmhi.usf.edu/authorguidelines.html. Authors should submit manuscripts to the website: https://www.editorialmanager.com/jbhs/ and email a copy of the manuscript to Janet Walker at janetw@pdx.edu. Also, if you have any questions feel free to e-mail Dr. Walker, or contact Vanessa Tate, JBHS&R Editorial Associate at vtate2@usf.edu.

JBHSR is currently soliciting manuscript reviewers in all areas.

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