[COMM-ORG] GJCPP - Call for Papers for a Special Issue on Transformative Community Mental Health

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From: Vincent Francisco <Vincent_Francisco at uncg.edu>

We are pleased to announce a call for submission for a special issues
of The Global Journal of Community Psychology Practice (GJCPP) on
Transformative Change in Community Mental Health.

The call is attached/ posted below and can also be accessed at the 


Please feel free to contact the guest editors, Greg Townley:
gtownley at pdx.edu or John Sylvestre: jsylvest at uottawa.ca. Please also
feel free to disseminate this call widely.

Best wishes,

Greg Townley and John Sylvestre



Transformative Change in Community Mental Health

A special issue of The Global Journal of Community Psychology Practice 

Guest editors: Greg Townley and John Sylvestre

Send proposal submissions or inquiries to the Guest Editors:

In many parts of the world, community psychology has historical roots
in the field of mental health (Reich, Riemer, Prilleltensky, &
Montero, 2007). Community psychologists have made important and
innovate contributions in helping people with psychiatric
disabilities, including George Fairweather’s Lodge program in the
1960s, Ed Seidman and Julian Rappaport’s work with the GROW mutual aid
organization in the 1980s, and Sam Tsemberis and Beth Shinn’s work on
Housing First in the 1990s. More recently, community psychologists led
by Bret Kloos at the University of South Carolina, Geoffrey Nelson at
Wilfrid Laurier University, and José Ornelas at Instituto Superior
Psicologia Aplicada have developed the International Network for
Transformative Change in Community Mental Health. This network has
grown to include an international group of academics and graduate
students who are seeking to establish an alternative paradigm to the
promotion of mental health based in community settings upon the values
of citizenship, recovery, empowerment, inclusion, and social justice.

This special issue aims to advance scholarship and critical thought
regarding transformative changes in community mental health.

Submission of Proposals
Proposals for manuscripts and creative projects (up to 500 words) are
invited which address this aim. Possible topic areas include, but are
not limited to:
(1) Transforming mental health services and systems of care
(2) Proposing new goals for mental health promotion and intervention
(3) Methods and projects focused on promoting user involvement and
user leadership in research
(4) Broadening partnerships to promote mental health in community settings
(5) The comparison of mental health approaches in different
cultural/ national contexts
(6) Specific contributions that community psychology can make to
community mental health

Manuscripts may be empirical studies or praxis-oriented pieces. We
also welcome proposals for creative projects that reflect the aims of
this special issue, including videos and interviews with key
stakeholders involved in transformative change in community mental
health. Proposals for book reviews, tools, and other multimedia
formats will also be accepted. In addition to contributions from
community psychologists, we are interested in papers authored by or
including the perspectives of mental health consumers/ survivors/
users, practitioners, policy makers, and researchers in other fields
or disciplines who are doing related work.

Format for Proposals

Proposals should include a title for the submission, a list of
authors, and a 500 word description of the content of the proposed
submission. The description should clearly describe the contribution
of the work to our understanding of the strategies, processes or
outcomes of transformative change in community mental health systems.

Deadline for Submission of Proposals

Authors should submit proposals by email to the Guest Editors of the
Special Issue no later than July 8, 2013. All proposals should be in
English language.

Guest editors will review the proposals and advise authors whether
their proposals were successful within 4 to 5 weeks. Deadline for
submission of full manuscripts is planned for October or November,
2013. All full manuscripts will be peer reviewed consistent with GJCCP
guidelines for reviewers. Full manuscript submissions should follow
the guidelines provided in the GJCCP instructions for authors
available online (http://www.gjcpp.org/submissions.php).

For Information or to Submit a Proposal:
Send proposal submissions or inquiries to the Guest Editors: Greg
Townley: gtownley at pdx.edu or John Sylvestre: jsylvest at uottawa.ca.

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Vincent T Francisco, PhD Associate Professor and Director of Graduate 
Study Editor, Global Journal of Community Psychology Practice Dept of 
Public Health Education The Univ. of North Carolina at Greensboro 437 
HHP Building, P.O. Box 26170 1408 Walker Avenue Greensboro, NC 
27402-6170 voice: 336.334.5520, Fax: 336.334.3238 
vincent_francisco at uncg.edu

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