April 25, 2014

APA is Now the Publisher of Traumatology: An International Journal

Traumatology: An International Journal is a primary reference for professionals who study and treat people exposed to highly stressful and traumatic events.

The American Psychological Association is pleased to announce that it is now the publisher of Traumatology: An International Journal (eISSN 1085-9373), and has just released the first issue of the journal’s 20th volume. 

Published as an online-only journal on a quarterly basis, Traumatology: An International Journal is a primary reference for professionals all over the world who study and treat people exposed to highly stressful and traumatic events, such as terrorist bombings, war disasters, fires, accidents, criminal and familial abuse, hostage-taking, hospitalization, major illness, abandonment and sudden unemployment. 

The journal is of interest to psychologists, medical or nursing professionals, social workers and other disaster/trauma professionals who seek to better understand how to work with disaster victims and their families, as well as other caregivers.

Each unique issue of the journal offers original articles, reviews, field reports, brief reports, commentary and media reviews on trauma research, treatment, prevention, education and training. In addition, issues of medical, legal, policy and theoretical concerns are included.

Traumatology: An International Journal is the official journal of the Green Cross Academy of Traumatology, an international, humanitarian assistance organization and nonprofit corporation that is composed of trained traumatologists and compassion fatigue service providers. Most are licensed mental health professionals, and all are oriented to helping people in crisis following traumatic events.

More information about the journal as well as guidelines regarding submissions can be found on the journal’s homepage. Prospective contributors and subscribers are encouraged to visit the site.

Traumatology: An International Journal is edited by Brian Bride, PhD, professor and director of the PhD program in the School of Social Work and a fellow of the Owens Institute for Behavioral Research at the University of Georgia. His teaching and research interests focus on mental health and substance abuse services for special populations including women, older adults, persons living with HIV/AIDS, persons with co-occurring disorders and traumatized populations. He has a particular interest in studying secondary traumatic stress/compassion fatigue in human services professionals and is the developer of the Secondary Traumatic Stress Scale.

Articles published in Traumatology: An International Journal will also be available through PsycARTICLES®, the most used full-text database in psychology and one of the most popular databases in all scholarly disciplines and fields. PsycARTICLES is available to a global audience of nearly 3,800 institutions and 60 million potential users. 

The American Psychological Association is the largest scientific and professional organization representing psychology in the United States and is the largest association of psychologists in the world. For more than 75 years, the APA Journals Program has been dedicated to advancing psychology as a science and as a means of promoting health, education and human welfare by disseminating knowledge through an extensive publishing program.