News Date: Saturday, December 14, 2019 - 11:30
Call for Papers: “ Psychology and the Opioid Epidemic” a special issue of Translational Issues in Psychological Science.
Deadline for Submissions: April 1, 2020
We are opening submissions for consideration for a special issue titled “Psychology and the Opioid Epidemic.” This special issue is part of an innovative journal, titled Translational Issues in Psychological Science, co-sponsored by the American Psychological Association (APA) and the American Psychological Association of Graduate Students (APAGS).
The opioid epidemic was declared a public health emergency by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (https://www.hhs.gov/sites/
National Center for Health Statistics:
· From 1999 to 2017, more than 700,000 people have died from a drug overdose.
· Around 68% of the more than 70,200 drug overdose deaths in 2017 involved an opioid.
· On average, 130 Americans die every day from an opioid overdose.
Psychologists are uniquely poised to contribute to opioid use disorder research, practice, and policy relevant to this public health emergency.
“Psychology and the Opioid Epidemic” will be published in the seventh year of the journal, due out in June 2021. For this issue, the editors will consider manuscripts across a broad area of psychological research on the opioid epidemic including such topics as:
· Early detection of opioid use disorders.
· Avenues for treatment of chronic pain and opioid use disorders.
· Emerging clinical practice substance use disorders issues.
· Impact on families affected by the opioid epidemic.
· Opioid use disorders focused prevention strategies.
· Effective training and retention of treatment workforce.
· Recommendations for psychologists advancing effective addiction education.
· The Psychology of Addiction
Manuscripts submitted to TPS must be co-authored by at least one psychologist in training (graduate student, postdoctoral fellow), should be written concisely for a broad audience, and focus on the practical implications of the research presented in the manuscript. For more information about the journal, including detailed instructions to authors, visit the TPS website (http://www.apa.org/pubs/
The deadline for submissions is April 1, 2020. Please feel free to forward this correspondence to interested colleagues and the psychologists-in-training with whom you work.
Daniel J. Weiss, PhD, Editor-in-Chief