The International Journal of Psychosocial Rehabilitation




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Publication Information

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.


Current Editorial Board

A. Anderson, Ph.D.
R. Eisenman, Ph.D.
Marina Melnichuk. Ph.D.
D. Young, Ph.D.
K. Yip, Ph.D.

A. Johnston, R.N.

J. Shankar, Ph.D., RSW

Benjamin Taylor

Melek Hajri, MD

United Kingdom
United States
Hong Kong
Hong Kong

United Kingdom




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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 occur. 

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):

Guarantee their sufficient participation in the planning, design, analysis, interpretation, writing, revising, and approval of the manuscript.

 Disclose any and all financial information relevant to the article.

Every manuscript should contain the following elements, each beginning on a new page:

Title page
Abstract and keywords
Tables and Illustrations

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.

 Abstract and 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.
manuscripts should be accompanied by an unstructured abstract of up to 150 words. Unstructured abstracts should address the objective, main points, and conclusion of the article. Abstracts are not required for editorials, commentaries, policy papers, book reviews, or special features.

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 United States.  However, by transmitting an article to IJPR for publication the author grants IJPR unlimited use of your manuscript for republication and first publication rights.  The author still retains the original copyright and may reprint the article where they choose.

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 permission from IJPR. For information about permissions, contact the permissions editor at

Manuscript Submissions:Send all submissions with associated files via E-Mail to:

The Editors


This publication is a professional forum for practitioners and applied researchers. Commentary on the articles and the journal in general are critical for successful dialogue to occur.  We therefore invite all constructive comments and suggestions concerning the articles or the publication in general.  If you wish to submit comments for publication in this or any future issue, please send your word for windows, html, or ASCII text and/or GIF/JPG graphics files by E-Mail to the following address.  All constructive comments that are related to the mission of this journal (See 'About this Publication') will be published in the next available issue. 

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Federal Links:

 Dept. of Health & Human Services


·  The National Clearinghouse for Alcohol and other Drug Information (NCADI)

·  The Knowledge Exchange Network (KEN)

·  Substance Abuse and Mental Health Service Administration (SAMHSA)

·  The National Institutes of Health (NIH)

·  The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)

·  The National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)

Additional Mental Health Links:

Abuse/Recovery Information

The Child Abuse Prevention Network
National Data Archive on Child Abuse and Neglect

Addiction Databases

Drug Abuse Treatment Outcome Study (DATOS)  US eval. of tx.  effectiveness.
SAMHDA Data & Surveys  A listing of the studies currently held by SAMHDA

Addiction & Mental Health Recovery Info

Recovery Resource Online

Addiction Literature Search Sites

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,
dentistry, veterinary medicine, the health care system, and the preclinical sciences.

NCADI/PrevLine databases  Abstracts to relevant documents.

National 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

Attention-deficit Disorder



Global Autism


Association for Applied Psychophysiology and Biofeedback
Magnetoencphalography (MEG)
EEG Spectrum
Other Internet Neuroscience Resources
The Dana Alliance for Neuroscience
Lateral Interactions in the Cortex (hypertext book)
Neurosciences on the Internet
The University of Queensland Learning and Cognitive Psychophysiology Laboratory


College Student Mental Health

   Critical Mental Health Resources for College Students 

Criminal Justice

Justice Information Center
Bureau of Justice Statistics - Large collection of data to download.


Depression Alliance
Depression in Primary Care: Volume 1
Welcome to Dr. Ivan's DEPRESSION CENTRAL

Depression in College

Domestic Violence

Domestic Violence Awareness

Drug and Alcohol Related

Talking to Your Kids About Drug and Alcohol Abuse: The Ultimate Do’s and Don’ts Guide


Intervention eBook: What to do if your child is drinking or using drugs


Co-Occurring Disorders


Promoting Mental Health at Home


How to Apply for Disability Benefits with Drug Addiction


Substance Abuse: Medical Education and Research


National Clearinghouse for Alcohol and Drug Information

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:

The Web of Addictions 


The Merec Manual of Diagnosis and Therapy

Electronic Journals

Behavioral Health Bulletin -- A National Crisis
MFTC-L -- Electronic List for Marriage and Family Therapists
Personal Construct Psychology Research Group
PsicologĦa de los Constructos Personales
Psychology Electronic Journals
Journal of Constructivist Psychology
Sexuality & Culture


American Evaluation Association

Fetal Alcohol Syndrome


National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases
National Prevention Information Network - Provides information on AIDS, STDs, and TB.

Careers in HIV/AIDS for Students

Irritable Bowell

            IBS Tales


National Library of Medicine
Library Resources
Welcome to WPIC Library

Organizational Links

Alliance for the Mentally Ill -- Friends and Advocates of the Mentally Ill
The American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry Homepage
American Association of Pastoral Counselors
Athabasca University Psychology Resources
Behavior Online
Classical Adlerian Psychology
The American Psychoanalytic Association Home Page
American Psychological Association
Association for Humanistic Psychology
School of Cognitive and Computing Sciences
Hunter College of the City University of New York - Department of Psychology
Psychology Department at Indiana University East in Richmond, Indiana
Kids On The Block, Inc.
National Association For Self-Esteem 

The National Council for Open Education

The National Mental Health Services Knowledge Exchange Network
National Psychological Association for Psychoanalysis
Psychology of Mind -- Health Realization Model
Psychological Resouces in Internet
Univ. of Cal. - San Diego (UCSD) Psychology Dept.
The Self Psychology Page
Spanish Society for the Study of Individual Differences
ShrinkTank BBS Web Site!
University of Leicester, U.K. - Division of Child Psychiatry
University of the Pacific Psychology Page
University of Saskatchewan Psychiatry Department
Department of Psychiatry, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
University of Michigan Psychiatry Star
University of Southern California - Psychology
Department of Psychiatry, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine

Mental Health & Addiction Recovery Info

Recovery Resource Online
Paying for Recovery Services

Mental Health Insurance


Narcissism & Related Personality Disorders

Malignant Self Love

Neurolinguistic Programming

Inspiritive (Australia) - Teaching Lasting Life Skills
Neuro-Linguistic Programming and Design Human Engineering
The NLP Information Center!
The NLP FAQ and Resources Home Page!

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder

Sidran Institute
Trauma Information Pages
PTSD and Sleep

Taking Control of Your Trauma: A Guide to PTSD Treatment

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.

The Guide to Managing PTSD as a Tradesman

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.

PTSD in Children — Does Your Child Have Symptoms?

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.

Promoting Mental Health at Home: How to Design the Perfect Meditation Room

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.

So, You Want a PTSD Service Dog?

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.

The Veterans’ Complete Guide to Relocation

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.

Relationship Difficulties

Relationship Wellness



Student Mental Health promotion:

Substance Misuse/Abuse

The Recovery Directory
Twin Town Treatment Centers - California  Twin Town provides Intensive Outpatient Group Therapy for Chemical Dependency in Southern California

        Promis Addiction Treatment Center

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