CALL FOR PAPERS RIPPPO SPECIAL ISSUE

2021-05-24

CALL FOR PAPERS RIPPPO SPECIAL ISSUE - "RESEARCH IN CHILD AND ADOLESCENT PSYCHOTHERAPY"

Guest Editors: Miriam Steele1 & Anna Maria Speranza2
1New School for Social Research, New York, USA
2Department of Dynamic and Clinical Psychology, and Health Studies, Sapienza University of Rome, Italy

Psychotherapy in childhood and adolescence is a broad field that encompasses clinical and empirical knowledge and where new models are arising alongside more established theories. Psychotherapy research has long neglected developmental age as a specific field of investigation regarding the effectiveness of the intervention, due to the inherent difficulties in evaluating psychopathology and in understanding the therapeutic process in childhood and adolescence. We are now in a new phase in which attention has been paid to the empirical evidence of treatments: new conceptualizations of infantile psychic functioning can represent the focus of interventions and new methodologies can help measure the effectiveness of therapeutic processes. In addition there are impressive contemporary studies on the impact of early interventions concerning at-risk parenting and child development.

This special issue seeks to collect contributions from authors with high expertise in the field as well as their trainees, doctoral and postdoctoral fellows who can, with both qualitative and quantitative articles, expand the knowledge in the following areas:

1. Early interventions on the parent-child dyad: case reports, theoretical articles, reviews
2. Preventive interventions on parenthood
3. Parent-infant psychotherapy: historical, theoretical, and methodological reviews
4. Childhood psychotherapy: systematic review, intervention and outcome researches
5. Adolescence psychotherapy: systematic review, intervention and outcome researches
6. Interventions on attachment, mentalization, etc.
7. Therapeutic process and/or outcome in child/adolescent psychotherapy
8. COVID-19 and new setting for child and adolescent psychotherapy

Manuscripts have to comply with general RIPPPO editorial rules (see guide for authors at http://www.researchinpsychotherapy.org/index.php/rpsy/about/submissions#authorGuidelines). To apply in this Special issue, submit to RIPPPO website (https://www.researchinpsychotherapy.org/index.php/rpsy/about/submissions ), a file with paper title, author(s) with affiliation(s), 3-5 keywords, corresponding author's address, email, and phone number, and a 250 words structured abstract (introduction, methods, results, discussion).
Please specify: "RESEARCH IN CHILD AND ADOLESCENT PSYCHOTHERAPY".

TIMELINES AND DEADLINES
Call for abstract: 5th July 2021
Acceptance communication: 25th July 2021
Paper submission within: 15th September 2021
Paper acceptance: 28th February 2022
Fee payment: 20th March 2022
Scheduled publication: 15th April 2022

ARTICLE PROCESSING CHARGE
The Article Processing Charge for publication in this Journal is €400,00 (plus 4% VAT, if applicable) per article. A reduced fee (€200,00 plus 4% VAT, if applicable) for SPR-Italy and SPR-International members is also available.
IMPORTANT: Authors are NOT required to pay at the moment of submission. After the Guest Editors' acceptance letter of the Manuscript, the Managing Editor will guide the Authors through the payment procedure. No article will be published before waiver or payment.