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This professional peer reviewed publication and data archive is dedicated to the enhancement of program development, evaluation and innovations in mental health and substance abuse treatment programs worldwide. Its goal is to provide a public forum for practitioners, consumers and researchers to address the multiple service needs of patients and families and help determine what works, for whom under a variety of circumstances.
This peer reviewed Journal was created in 1996 by practitioners, mental health program managers and mental health consumers to provide international practitioners, scholars and consumers with a forum to publish and discuss their work in program development, evaluation research, policy innovations, and therapeutic practices that have been successful in their particular region and cultures. IJPR is not associated with any university or governmental institution, nor is it part of any old boy or other professional network. It was created to provide information to an international readership about issues related to psychosocial rehabilitation and associated topics.
Articles on psychosocial interventions, psychopharmacotherapy, mental health primary care, institutional and community care innovations, decentralization, policy changes, community & regionally based systems, and program evaluation are given particular attention. However, all articles that relate to psychosocial rehabilitation will be considered.
We invite comment from all readers on any and all subjects published in this journal, including the journal format itself. Feel free to comment on the Bulletin Board as well.
Editorial Review: All submissions are reviewed by the
entire current editorial board. All articles require the
unanimous agreement among all reviewing editors before publication may
Standards& Submission Guidelines
Content: This peer reviewed Journal is dedicated to the continuing development and ongoing evaluation of psychosocial rehabilitation, ACT programs and therapeutic techniques. As such, all articles remotely pertaining to such treatment will be considered for publication. However, the International Journal of Psychosocial Rehabilitation reserves the right to reject any and all articles, but will only do so in cases in which article content does not apply to the goals of the Journal.
Style: Though this journal maintains the publication standards set forth in the American Psychological Association's Publication Manual, we also recognize this may not be available to all practitioners throughout the world. We therefore view the manual as guidelines and not religious canon. Do your best to comply with the style manual, but submit your material anyway.
Editing: In keeping with the spirit of free speech across the internet, the materials presented for publication will not be edited beyond simple conversion to HTML format and presentation layout. It is therefore in your best interest to REALLY EDIT YOUR MATERIAL WELL. It will probably be published as submitted.
Format: All articles for consideration must be submitted in text, DOS text, hypertext or Word for Windows 'doc' or 'dox' format; transmitted in text, binary, or mime format. All Tables and Figures must be submitted in either Hypertext, Word for Windows 'Doc' format, GIF or JPEG files. There can be no exceptions to this policy as the technology for graphic insertion is limited. There is no size limiation on articles.
Preparing the Manuscript
Target Audience: mental health care professionals, applied researchers and service users in mental health or substance misuse programs
Length: Flexible, ranging from 1000 to 10,000words (10 to 20 double-spaced, typed pages), plus photos, charts, tables, and illustrations. Subjects that require extended treatment may be presented as a series (ie, Part I, Part II).
Organization: Where possible, articles presenting original data should be organized using standard scientific sections and subheadings: Introduction, Materials and Methods, Results, and Discussion. For articles in which these headings are not appropriate, such as review articles, descriptive subheadings should be provided to clarify the article's content. Reviews and other types of articles may be organized in a similar manner. For example, the introduction to a review article could describe the number of studies reviewed and the basic conclusions reached.
Essential Elements of a Manuscript
Author Responsibilities: It is required that all authors who (including every author of a multiauthored article):
Every manuscript should contain the following elements, each beginning on a new page:
Title Page: The title should be concise and informative. Authors should be listed by first name, middle initial, last name, and degree(s). A primary academic title and department affiliation should be provided for each author. Give the name, mailing address, and email address of the author responsible for correspondence.
Keywords: The abstract, structured or unstructured as appropriate,
should highlight the significant content of the article. A list of 3 to
5 keywords should be provided beneath the abstract for use by indexing
and abstracting services.
References: References should be listed in alphabetical order. Use APA style for references Please remove all autoformatting and automatic reference numbering from the final document.
Captions: Captions for graphics or other supplemental material should be no more than 50 words. Include magnification, stain, and other pertinent data where applicable.
Acknowledgments and Permissions: Illustrations and tabulated data from other publications must be acknowledged and must have received permission from the previous publisher. Provide the following information where applicable: author(s), title of article or chapter, title of journal or book, volume number, page number(s), month and year of publication, and publisher name and location. The publisher's signed permission to reprint or adapt must be submitted with the manuscript.
Informed Consent: When human or animal subjects have been used in experimental investigations, the Methods section of the manuscript should include confirmation that appropriate institutional review board approval has been secured. When human subjects have participated in the investigation, the Methods section should also include a description of how informed consent was obtained from the patients.
Financial Disclosure, Conflict of Interest, and Data Access and Responsibility: All financial support for work should be noted in the submitted manuscript. Authors should disclose all financial information relevant to the article, such as employment, stock ownership or options, grants or patents received or pending, royalties, expert testimony, and the like. If there are no disclosures to be made, please state so clearly.
Copyright Transmittal: International copyright law does not
require the principal author sign a statement transferring the
copyright and other rights to the publisher this is only true in the
Reprint Permission: Readers are welcome to print copies
of articles in IJPR for personal use. However, all published articles
are the permanent property of IJPR and may not be published elsewhere,
or reprinted for anything other than personal use, without written
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Additional Mental Health Links:
Addiction & Mental Health Recovery Info
NIAAA Alcohol and Alcohol Problems Science Database (ETOH) Contains over 150,000 records, including abstracts and bibliographic references to journal articles, books, dissertation abstracts, conference papers and proceedings, reports and studies, and chapters in edited works.
Educational Resources Information Center (ERIC) Materials with an education focus. Would also be good for training issues and may help locate underutilized resources.
The Measurement Group Much information on program evaluation with an emphasis on HIV/AIDS. Varied kinds of resources.
Milestones Ranch Malibu. Information and Guidance on Alcohol Addiction
MEDLINE Bibliographic database covering the
fields of medicine, nursing,
NCADI/PrevLine databases Abstracts to relevant documents.
Criminal Justice Reference Service (NCJRS) Abstracts database
on criminal justice-related issues.
Project Cork Excellent database with abstracts on alcoholism and substance abuse. Type "select file cork" to activate the telnet session.
Treatment Improvement Exchange (TIE) Communique Central resource for information exchange, sponsored by CSAT.
Alternative Mental Health Treatments
for Applied Psychophysiology and Biofeedback
College Student Mental Health
Drug and Alcohol Related
Rehab 4 Alcoholism is a free and impartial helpline for people troubled with drug and alcohol issues. Rehab 4 Alcoholism aims to save lives by stopping addiction before it becomes too late. Tel: 0800 111 4108 Web: https://www.rehab4alcoholism.com
Behavioral Health Bulletin --
A National Crisis
Fetal Alcohol Syndrome
National Institute of
Allergy and Infectious Diseases
Alliance for the Mentally Ill
-- Friends and Advocates of the Mentally Ill
The National Mental Health Services
Knowledge Exchange Network
Narcissism & Related Personality Disorders
Sidran InstituteRelationship Difficulties
Trauma Information Pages
PTSD and Sleep
This not only has great general information about this mental health disorder, but it also sheds light on the many treatment options available for those struggling with it.
Working as a skilled tradesman can be a wonderful career, but may present challenges to someone with PTSD, especially if they were a combat veteran. This guide offers wonderful insight on how to overcome these obstacles.
Sadly, many children are affected by PTSD (this article notes that an estimated “60 percent of children who survive disasters” develop it, among others). This resource will help concerned parents find help for their children.
Many people with PTSD have told me that along with therapy, meditation and yoga are both wonderful ways to ease their symptoms. It’s really easy to create a calming space for practicing both at home.
Man’s best friend is quickly becoming a renowned source of support for those with PTSD (as well as many other mental health issues). This great article has answers for anyone with questions about getting one of these special creatures for themselves or a loved one.
For veterans with PTSD, it sometimes helps to get a fresh start post-service. This guide is an excellent resource for those who are ready to move on.
Student Mental Health promotion:
Promote Student Mental Health
Student Suicide Prevention
Student Guide to Stress and Anxiety
Addiction Resources for Students