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TREATMENT: An innovative journal for the electronic age

Ian Pitchford Ian.Pitchford at SCIENTIST.COM
Fri Oct 3 04:42:09 EST 1997


The American Psychological Association and the American Psychiatric
Association have collaborated to produce an innovative NEW
ELECTRONIC JOURNAL publishing scientific and clinical research on
the outcome of psychological and pharmacological therapies for
mental, emotional and behaviorial dysfunctions.

TREATMENT is co-edited by Professor Martin E. P. Seligman
seligman at cattell.psych.upenn.edu and Professor Donald F. Klein
donaldk737 at aol.com and you can read the first issue NOW at:

TREATMENT http://journals.apa.org/treatment/


 Volume One


September 22, 1997
Control Groups in Pharmacotherapy and Psychotherapy Evaluations
by Donald F. Klein

with three commentaries by
Paul Crits-Christoph
Richard G. Heimberg
Peter E. Nathan

September 22, 1997 - comments from the editors on the history and
purpose of Treatment. It began with an argument.

Call for Papers
June 1, 1997 - information for contributors including
methods for submitting manuscripts.

Treatment publishes scientific and clinical research on the outcome
of psychological and pharmacological therapies for mental, emotional
and behaviorial dysfunctions.

Co-edited by Martin Seligman, PhD and Donald F. Klein, MD, Treatment
publishes articles using a range of methods, including:

Clinical trials run among competing credible treatments with emphasis
on randomization, independent assessment, follow-up and adequate

Comparison of new intervention with traditional treatment

Sequential studies exploring multiple treatments

Outcome studies with credible placebo controls

Long-term follow-up studies examining recurrence and relapse

Prevention studies

Process analysis tracking mediators and modulators
of outcomes

Public investment studies yielding cost-benefit analyses
of interventions

Effectiveness and efficacy studies emphasizing
utility in clinical field circumstances

Case series documenting repeatable and range of outcomes

Case histories reporting new interventions

Methodological studies for obtaining valid outcome inferences.

Articles will be rapidly reviewed and upon acceptance immediately
disseminated electronically. Peer reviewer comments will be published
along with each original article. Treatment will also foster
discussion through non-peer-reviewed email lists and author-reader
chat lines. All members of both APAs will receive Treatment free as a
benefit of membership; therefore, accepted articles will be
guaranteed rapid access to a large readership of mental health
researchers and clinicians.

Ian Pitchford B.Sc (Hons), MA - Email Ian.Pitchford at Scientist.com
Ph.D. Student in Theoretical Psychopathology, Centre for Psychotherapeutic Studies, 
University of Sheffield, 16 Claremont Crescent, SHEFFIELD, S10 2TA, UK.
Tel: 0114 222 2961 Fax: 0114 270 0619
Centre for Psychotherapeutic Studies http://www.shef.ac.uk/~psysc/
Online Dictionary of Mental Health http://www.shef.ac.uk/~psysc/psychotherapy/index.html
Mental Health Metasearch http://www.shef.ac.uk/~psysc/psychotherapy/metasearch.html
InterPsych: Mental Health Debate on the Internet http://www.shef.ac.uk/~psysc/InterPsych/inter.html
Burying Freud - The WWW Site http://www.shef.ac.uk/uni/projects/gpp/burying_freud.html
Treatment Electronic Journal http://journals.apa.org/treatment/
United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy http://www.psychotherapy.org.uk

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