Call for Papers: Special issue on families in which parents are living with psychiatric disabilities

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The Editors of Psychiatric Rehabilitation Journal are soliciting papers for a special issue that will be devoted to the topic of families in which parents are living with psychiatric disabilities. High quality research is sought on the development, pilot or feasibility testing, adaptation, implementation, evaluation, or dissemination of programs designed to support individuals who are parents living with a serious psychiatric disability, their children and family members. Papers addressing the experiences and needs of parents and their children as they emerge and are met in other intervention models are welcomed. These might include interventions for adults with psychiatric disabilities (e.g., supported employment, supported housing, ACT), interventions for children and youth (e.g., MST, wraparound), or whole family approaches. Manuscripts addressing other aspects of family-informed work with parents with psychiatric disabilities are also welcomed, such as studies using qualitative research methods, first-person accounts, economic analyses, policy-based papers, and research evaluating the associations between parenting and other domains of daily life and community integration (e.g., wellness, employment). Papers targeting systems and policy-level innovations, as well as organizational-level interventions are welcome. Guest Editors Joanne Nicholson, PhD, Professor of Psychiatry, The Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth College and Barbara J. Friesen, PhD, Research Professor, Regional Research Institute, School of Social Work at Portland State University will oversee the special issue.

All papers will be peer reviewed, and should be submitted through the Manuscript Submission Portal, under the Instructions to Authors at http://www.apa.org/pubs/journals/prj. Submissions should follow the standard guidelines for PRJ. Please inform the PRJ Managing Editor in an email that the manuscript is to be considered for publication for the special issue on Parents with Psychiatric Disabilities and their Families. The deadline for submission of papers is July 15, 2013, with the plan to publish the special issue in 2014.

Thanks to our friends at the Portland State Research and Training Center for sharing this information.

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