Psychiatric Rehabilitation Journal®

ISSN: 1095-158X
eISSN: 1559-3126
Published: quarterly, beginning in March
ISI Impact Factor: 1.159
Rehabilitation : 30 of 66

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Editorial, June 2013 (PDF, 38KB)
From Tragedy to Healing

Redefining Recovery
The journal aims to enlist more psychologists in the movement toward helping people with serious mental illnesses live full and meaningful lives (from Monitor on Psychology, June 2013)

Official journal of the Psychiatric Rehabilitation Association (formerly USPRA) and the Boston University Center for Psychiatric Rehabilitation

Description

Psychiatric Rehabilitation Journal ® (PRJ) publishes original contributions related to the rehabilitation, psychosocial treatment, and recovery of people with serious mental illnesses. PRJ's target audience includes psychiatric rehabilitation practitioners and researchers, as well as recipients of mental health and rehabilitation services.

PRJ encourages submissions regarding mechanisms of change in rehabilitation and psychosocial treatment programs, as well as evaluation studies of model programs, and investigations of effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of programs conducted in "real world" settings. Descriptive studies of "cutting edge" programs, especially those informed by the lived experience of mental illness, are also welcome.

Topics within the purview of PRJ include:

  • studies of the development, refinement, or evaluation of psychiatric rehabilitation or psychosocial treatment programs, including rigorous case studies, open pilot studies, quasi-experimental designs, and randomized controlled trials
  • research on the implementation of rehabilitation or psychosocial treatment programs, including studies of organizations and organizational change
  • studies of peer support or other peer provided interventions for persons living with serious mental illness
  • qualitative or quantitative research addressing important domains of functioning for psychiatric rehabilitation, such as employment, education, parenting, housing, social relationships, community inclusion, health, and well-being
  • studies of evidence-based interventions, recovery-based care, and their integration
  • research on special populations of people with serious mental illnesses, such as persons with co-occurring substance use disorders, older individuals, people with intellectual disability or other developmental disabilities, persons with a recent onset of mental illness, or people with co-morbid medical disorders
  • studies focusing on special needs or disparities in access to, or outcomes from rehabilitation or psychosocial treatments for minority populations based on characteristics such as ethnicity, race, religion, culture, or sexual orientation
  • research on the development or psychometric evaluation of instruments designed to measure outcomes relevant to rehabilitation or psychosocial treatment
  • studies aimed at better understanding the nature of recovery from serious mental illness, including research focusing on hope, empowerment, self-determination, and resiliency
  • studies utilizing participatory action approaches to research design, implementation, and evaluation
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