Evidence-Based Practice in Child and Adolescent Mental Health (EPCAMH) is now accepting papers for a special issue on evidence-based practice in mental health interventions for youth with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD), guest edited by Meghan Miller, Ph.D., Lauren Brookman-Frazee, Ph.D., and Judy Reaven, Ph.D.
Submissions are due January 1, 2021.
Co-occurring mental health conditions—such as depression, anxiety, and ADHD—are common in individuals with ASD/IDD. Addressing these conditions requires effective interventions and community services and clinicians with capacity to serve youth with these dual diagnoses. A major challenge is that relatively few mental health professionals are cross-trained in both child mental health and ASD/IDD.
This special issue focuses on research developing and testing mental health interventions for youth with ASD/IDD and building capacity within community services to care for this population. Papers may focus on a wide range of relevant clinical and research issues including, but not limited to:
• Adaptations of evidence-based mental health interventions for the ASD/IDD population
• Testing the efficacy, effectiveness, and implementation of adapted evidence-based mental health interventions for youth with ASD/IDD
• Developing and testing novel implementation strategies to increase access to evidence-based intervention in community services
• Strategies for building capacity of the mental health workforce to serve youth with ASD/IDD
• Strategies for building the capacity of ASD/ID specialty providers to recognize and address mental health condition.
We welcome papers utilizing diverse forms of methodology including, but not limited to, well-conducted randomized controlled trials, qualitative and mixed method investigations, and systematic reviews and meta-analyses.
Authors should remember that EPCAMH is a practice-oriented journal and submissions should be accessible and of clinical utility to practicing clinicians.
Papers that examine a specified intervention should provide an appropriate review of the literature to demonstrate the intervention’s status as an “evidence-based treatment.” It is recommended that authors consult www.effectivechildtherapy.org.
For questions, please email Meghan Miller at firstname.lastname@example.org.