Call for Papers on Holistic Mental Health Care

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Division 18 of the American Psychological Association (APA), Public Service Psychology, has put out an open call for articles for a special issue of the APA journal Psychological Services. The special issue is to be titled “Complementary and Alternative Medicine for Holistic Mental Health Care.” More details below.

OPEN CALL FOR MANUSCRIPTS
Psychological Services
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APA Division 18 | Public Service Psychology

Complementary and Alternative Medicine for Holistic Mental Health Care

Deadline: August 31, 2016       

The editorial staff of Division 18’s APA journal Psychological Services would like to invite you to submit articles for a special issue on Complementary and Alternative Medicine for Holistic Mental Health Care that will be edited by Michi Fu, Ph.D., and guest editor Femina P. Varghese, Ph.D.

There is an increased interest in holistic care for mental health. The growing diversity of the United States and the reality of globalization has allowed for complementary and alternative approaches to gain attention from scientists and practitioners. Therefore, considering this interest, this special issue will feature scholarly articles that examine such approaches. Considering the nature of the journal, papers should be focused on populations or settings in organized care such as community mental health settings, correctional settings, police departments, jails, prisons, courts, probation departments, Indian Health Service, community health centers, child guidance clinics, schools, special services departments, rehab units, university clinics, training hospitals, and local government agencies. Psychological Services is devoted to empirical articles on the delivery of psychological services in organized care settings. Priority is given to manuscripts with empirical data on process, outcome, and effectiveness, but well developed manuscripts on conceptual and policy issues will be considered.  The primary focus for this special issue is “holistic care” – holistic approaches of mental health care.  This special section will be devoted to all aspects of holistic care, including, but not limited to:

  • Culture based approaches
  • Evidence based approaches
  • Mindfulness
  • Acupuncture
  • Yoga
  • Ayurvedic
  • Traditional healing practices
  • Nutritional and herbal approaches
  • Meditation
  • Physical care (e.g., exercise)
  • Indigenous approaches
  • Mind-body medicine
  • Religious and spiritual approaches
  • Ecological treatments

In sum, we welcome manuscripts related to a variety of topics related to holistic care for mental health, including empirical, conceptual, and theoretical papers focused on service provision.

 

The deadline for receipt of papers for this special section is August 31, 2016. Please follow the Instructions to Authors information located on the Psychological Services website at: http://www.apa.org/pubs/journals/ser .  Manuscripts must be submitted electronically through the Manuscript Submission Web Portal as described on the journal’s website, here:

http://www.editorialmanager.com/svs/

 

Please specify in your cover letter that the submission is intended for the special section on Complementary and Alternative Medicine for Holistic Mental Health Care and address your letter to Dr. Michi Fu.  

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3 COMMENTS

  1. “… community mental health settings, correctional settings, police departments, jails, prisons, courts, probation departments, Indian Health Service, community health centers, child guidance clinics, schools, special services departments, rehab units, university clinics, training hospitals, and local government agencies. Psychological Services is devoted to empirical articles on the delivery of psychological services in organized care settings.

    Wow! That is a lot of organized care. Is it effective?

    Doesn’t seem to me we can continue to ignore the breakdown of society and push for organized anything. Just a thought. Being the skeptic I am, this just seems like a call to arms to generate more revenue and to gain more power to abuse more people with.

    • Have to somewhat agree, since I dealt with a “holist Christian talk therapist” psychologist, whose primary goal in life was to cover up child abuse for her pastor and friends, according to her medical records.

      Perhaps, at this point, it’s wise to mention the unethical and greedy have seemingly gravitated to the so called helping “professions,” due to greed. Thus, those within those professions are no longer trustworthy, due to their greed.

      Sad, but possibly true.