Call for Papers: Traumatized refugees: scope, need...

European Journal of Psychotraumatology announces a Call for Papers on:

Traumatized refugees: scope, needs, clinical interventions
Guest Editor: Professor Christine Knaevelsrud, Division of Clinical Psychological Intervention, Department of Education and Psychology, Freie Universität Berlin

In the last years, millions of people were forced to leave their countries due to violent conflicts, persecution and war. Many of them were traumatized in their homelands or during their flight and are confronted with substantial postmigration stressors in the exile countries. Consequently, many refugees suffer from severe mental health consequences, such as posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), prolonged grief, depression, anxiety or psychosomatic problems. Currently there is insufficient evidence regarding prevalence and predictors of specific mental health problems and their association with related issues, such as postmigration stress and integration capacity. Furthermore, there is limited evidence on empirically supported treatment approaches for this patient group specifically on scalable interventions.

This special issue aims to collect current clinical research on mental health problems and adequate psychosocial treatment of traumatized refugees. European Journal of Psychotraumatology now invites original research papers and systematic review articles as well as short communications and debate pieces on the following topics:

  • prevalences of mental health problems in traumatized refugees and associations with related issues, such as social functioning, quality of life, postmigration stress or integrations.
  • treatment studies on traumatized refugees
  • culture sensitive treatment approaches
  • investigation of treatment barriers for traumatized refugees

Submitting your work

The submission deadline is March 30. We aim to have a first round of reviews done at the latest three weeks after submission.

Please read the Instructions for Authors carefully.  Once your work is ready to submit please visit our Editorial Manager site.

The European Journal of Psychotraumatology is an open access Journal, and authors retain full copyright over their work. For this special issue, regular publication fees apply.

For inquiries about this call regarding European Journal of Psychotraumatology, please contact Professor Miranda Olff, Chief Editor, or Professor Christine Knaevelsrud.