______________________________________________________________ VOLUME 2, ISSUE 5 THE INTERPSYCH NEWSLETTER JUNE,1995 ______________________________________________________________ SECTION G: ANNOUNCEMENTS ********* * INDEX * ********* 1. PSYCHOLOGY, PUBLIC POLICY, AND LAW 2. CONNECTED COMPUTER SYMPOSIUM AT CAPE COD INSTIUTE, JULY 24-28, 1995 3. NEUROCASE - CALL FOR PAPERS 4. DOWN'S SYNDROME: RESEARCH AND PRACTICE 5. CALL FOR PAPERS - CLINICAL CHILD PSYCHOLOGY AND PSYCHIATRY ============================================================== 1. PSYCHOLOGY, PUBLIC POLICY, AND LAW =============================================================== This journal is an official law review at a small consortium of law schools (currently consisting of the University of Arizona College of Law and the University of Miami School of Law), and is published quarterly (March, June, Sept, Dec) by the American Psychological Association. For subscription information, contact the Subscriptions Department, American Psychological Association, 750 First Street, NE, Washington, DC 20002-4242. TELEPHONE: 202-336-5500. EDITOR BRUCE SALES, Department of Psychology and College of Law, University of Arizona PSYCHOLOGY, PUBLIC POLICY, AND LAW focuses on the links between psychology as a science, relevant information derived from related disciplines as sciences (hereinafter psychology), and public policy and law. It will publish articles that -critically evaluate the actual and potential contributions of psychology to public policy and legal issues, -assess the desirability of different public policy and legal alternatives in light of the scientific knowledge base in psychology, -articulate research needs that address public policy and legal issues for which there is currently insufficient theoretical and empirical knowledge, and -examine public policy and legal issues relating to the conduct of psychology and of related disciplines where relevant to psychology. The journal explicitly encourages submission by scholars of theoretical, conceptual, and critical reviews dealing with psychology and with relevant information derived from related disciplines, law, and policy studies. Lengths of submitted manuscripts can exceed 75 pages, because the journal encourages authors to write comprehensive pieces, rather than submitting smaller pieces to multiple journals. Manuscripts can be written in law review or APA style. The journal will not routinely serve as an outlet for primary reports of empirical research, although it encourages the submission of articles that present the results of empirical research that make a substantial contribution to public policy and law. Such articles will typically consist of reports of a programmatic series of empirical studies or report on the results of large-scale multijurisdictional or longitudinal research. Anyone who is interested in discussing ideas for articles or for special issues of the journal should feel free to contact the Editor, Bruce D. Sales, PhD, JD, at the journal office: (Internet)email@example.com; (Telephone)520-621-8767; (Fax)520-621-3105. GOALS FOR JOURNAL TO PROVIDE A MULTIDISCIPLINARY FORUM FOR SCHOLARSHIP AND INTERCHANGE; TO PROVIDE A FORUM FOR THE PUBLICATION OF COMPREHENSIVE, SCHOLARLY ARTICLES THAT CRITICALLY CONSIDER THEORETICAL, CONCEPTUAL, AND DOCTRINAL ISSUES OR THAT CRITICALLY REVIEW THE LITERATURE RELEVANT TO THE MISSION OF THE JOURNAL; AND TO PROVIDE A FORUM FOR THE PUBLICATION OF COMPREHENSIVE, SCHOLARLY ARTICLES THAT REPORT THE RESULTS OF PROGRAMS OF RESEARCH OR LARGE-SCALE EMPIRICAL STUDIES RELEVANT TO THE MISSION OF THE JOURNAL. =============================================================== 2. CONNECTED COMPUTER SYMPOSIUM AT CAPE COD INSTIUTE, JULY 24-28, 1995 =============================================================== I want to inform you know about a week-long symposium I have organized on the topic of the "Connected Computer". It will take place during the week of July 24-28,1995 on Cape Cod in Massachusetts. Contact information is at the end of this message. The symposium brings together a multidisciplinary faculty of twelve (See faculty list below) to review what is happening on the Internet, the online services and the BBSs that pertains to mental health. I expect some will attend in order to find out about the basics of the online phenomenon, how to enter into it and how it will impact on their professional lives. I also expect more experienced people to attend, like the members of this list who will be more interested in exchanging ideas and information (and perhaps meeting people face-to-face known previously only through electronic means). The program will be organized to acccomodate the needs and interests of both groups. Sessions will be held during the morning hours of July 24-28, leaving the remainder of each day free for leisure and study. Complete details are on the WWW Page of the Cape Cod Institute of the Albert Einstein College of Medicine at (http://www.netaxis.com/cape/). The page also describes some twenty other offerings of the 1995 Cape Cod Institute. SYMPOSIUM FACULTY 1. Jim Baumbach Co-founder of Panix, one of the first public access sites and a leading provider of Internet connections. 2. Ivan Goldberg M.D. Founder of PsyComNet, an international teleconferencing service; a director of InterPsych; member of the psychiatry faculty at Columbia University. 3. Jenifer Grady M.S.L.S. National Network of Libraries of Medicine, New York Academy of Medicine. 4. Stacy Horn. Founder of ECHO, a private bulletin board service in New York City, adjunct assistant professor in the interactive television program at the Tisch School of NYU, author of The Electronic Mask, forthcoming from Warner Books. 5. Michael Hurst Ed.D. President of Instream Inc., former vice president of AmericanPsychManagement (now Value Behavioral Health), associate professor of psychiatry (psychology) at Boston University. 6. Gilbert Levin Ph.D. Professor of epidemiology and social medicine and of psychiatry at the Albert Einstein college of Medicine, Founder/Director of the Cape Cod Institute and of the doctoral program in health psychology.Symposium Chair. 7. Paul Levinson Ph.D. President of Connected Education Inc., senior faculty member in media studies at the New School for Social Research, author and social theorist. 8. Robert Lippincott Vice President for content and publishing services of Interchange Online Network, president of the Interactive Multimedia Association, recognized expert in multimedia and interactive technologies. 9. Steven Locke M.D. Assistant professor of psychiatry at Harvard University, director of computers in psychiatry in the clinical computing center at Beth Israel Hospital in Boston. 10. Elizabeth Margoshes Ph.D. A clinical psychologist in private practice and host of the psychology, love, and biosphere conferences on ECHO. 11. Marvin Miller M.D. Assistant professor of psychiatry at Indiana University, writer and lecturer on computing in mental health, founder of the Testing Station, an Internet site for mental health software. 12. Matthew Simpson Graduate student at the University of Ottawa, intern at McLean Hospital, chair of the American Psychological Association of Graduate Students and founder of the PSYCGRAD Project. A hard copy of the complete course catalogue can be obtained from my office at the Cape Cod Institute, Room 1308E-Belfer Buiding, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, NY, 10461. Voice phone to Carol: 718-430-2307. Or just send me an email message and I will have one sent to you. Also direct any questions or comments about either the Connected Computer Symposium or the Cape Cod Institute to me directly at: GLEVIN@NETAXIS.COM. Gilbert Levin Ph.D. =============================================================== 3. NEUROCASE - CALL FOR PAPERS =============================================================== If you have tried to publish a case study recently, you may have found that many of the major journals have begun to discourage such reports, as individual results are seen as offering limited information. When looked at in conjunction with other single case studies though, it is possible to draw vital conclusions from the information gathered. These are some of the reasons why Neurocase is being launched in April 1995 by Oxford University Press. Neurocase will publish high quality original case studies, as well as carefully vetted replication studies. These will be entered, together with data from case studies published elsewhere, into an accumulative CD-ROM database which will be issued with the journal. By publishing in this way, information from these reports will become an accessible and manageable body of knowledge. By publishing in Neurocase you will reach a huge audience right from the start - throughout 1995 we will be sending Neurocase free of charge to the thousands of institutions worldwide which subscribe to Brain. If you would like to submit a paper, please send 4 copies to: Editorial Office, Neurocase, University Department of Neurology, Addenbrooke's Hospital, Hills Road, Cambridge CB2 2QQ, UK. Tel: +44 (0) 1223 217837 Fax: +44 (0) 1223 336951 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org If you would like to receive a free sample copy on publication, instructions for authors, or an order form, please write to Journals Marketing Department (IP95), Oxford University Press, Walton Street, Oxford OX2 6DP, UK. Tel: +44 (0) 865 56767 Fax: +44 (0) 865 267782. E-mail: email@example.com Editors: Ian H Robertson (Cambridge, UK), John R Hodges (Cambridge, UK), and H Branch Coslette (Philadelpia, USA). Editorial Board: Elizabeth Warrington (London, UK), Alfonso Caramazza (Hannover, USA), Tim Shallice (London, UK), Kenneth Heilman (Gainesville,USA), Karalyn Patterson (Cambridge, UK), Max Coltheart (Sydney, Australia), Eleanor Saffran (Philadelphia, USA), Robert Robinson (Iowa City, USA), Sumiko Sasanuma (Tokyo, Japan), Hirotaka Tanabe (Osaka, Japan), Howard Chertkow (Montreal, Canada), Marlene Behrman (Pittsburgh, USA), Michael Kopelman (London, UK), Stefano Cappa (Brescia, Italy), Richard TegnThetar (Stockholm, Sweden), Claus Wallesch (Magdeburg, Germany), Eric Caine (New York, USA), Charles Kellner (Carolina, USA), Thierry Deonna (Lausanne, Switzerland). =============================================================== 4. DOWN'S SYNDROME: RESEARCH AND PRACTICE =============================================================== Thank you to all who replied to our recent call for papers for the journal Down's syndrome: Research and Practice. Due to the large response, we are sending further information via e-mail. The journal is peer reviewed and as it is a new publication, has a rapid turn around of papers. Authors usually receive referee reports within 2 months and papers are printed within 6 months of acceptance. GUIDELINES FOR CONTRIBUTORS The aim of the journal is to disseminate research and good practice to parents and practitioners focusing on the development and well-being of children with Down's syndrome and their families and to provide a forum for exchange of information. To this end we welcome contributions including original research papers, discussions of the implications of research for practice, descriptions and discussions of the influence of the law and social policy on practice and descriptions of innovations in service delivery. We particularly invite contributions from teachers, speech and language and other therapists describing innovations in practice, including single case descriptions. We invite researchers to publish short papers drawing out the practical implications of research which may have been published in full elsewhere. As well as the main papers, there will be an abstracts section and information on conferences and courses. We will be happy to advise whether your article, or other contribution, may be appropriate for the Journal. SUBMITTING PAPERS Papers for inclusion in the Journal should be sent to the Editor at the Sarah Duffen Centre. Please send four copies of your manuscript, which should be typewritten and double-spaced on A4 paper, with any tables or illustrations. At the same time, please submit your article on a 3= inch disc in PC format. Please ensure your file is saved as a Microsoft Word, Word for Windows version 2.0 (the application we use); Wordperfect 5.0 or 5.1; or as a plain text ASCII file. If you are using a different computer, or have any other problems, please contact Nick Egerton at the Sarah Duffen Centre. We have to ask you for a disc as it is an important method of keeping production costs, and therefore the subscription price, low. Disks will be returned. Please ensure that your address is attached and, where possible, include direct telephone numbers, fax numbers and electronic mail addresses. Articles will be considered for publication on the understanding that they are original papers. However the Journal will welcome articles, or notes, which consider the implications of research or ideas published elsewhere. Research papers will be considered for publication even though the research methodology is not described in the paper, provided that the paper clearly indicates where a full description of the methodology adopted can be obtained and this has been made available to the paper's referees. All articles will be refereed by at least one person chosen by the Editor. All submissions will be editorially reviewed with particular regard for comprehensibility to a wide range of professions and parents. If the referees and reviewers recommend publication of an article, but suggest amendments to it, the person submitting the paper will be invited to consider those changes before a final decision to publish is made. The Editor reserves the right to edit notes, reports and other submissions when printing and publishing timetables make consultation with authors difficult. PRESENTATION The suggested title should appear on the first page of the manuscript followed by the name(s), title(s) and affiliations of the author(s). Articles should be preceded by an abstract or summary of up to 300 words. All papers should be in English and spellings should be English rather than American. Sub-headings are encouraged, and should be typed in bold. If sub-headings are of different sizes, please indicate clearly. Please do not indent paragraphs, but use two double-spaces between paragraphs. One space should be left after a full- stop. Quotations of about 20 words or more should be placed on a new line. Within articles they will be printed in a smaller typeface, or italics, so quotation marks are not necessary. Footnotes will not be printed. The material being considered for a footnote should appear in the text or be treated as a reference. Bibliographical references within the text should be made by citing the surnames of up to two authors and the date of publication, for example (Hodgkinson, 1990), (Dent and Stephenson, 1979) or (Loftus et al., 1989). The letters a, b, c, etc. should be added, after the year, to distinguish references to books or articles by the same author(s) in the same year. References to legislation should be made in the text, for example (Mental Health Act 1983, s.1). Where a quotation is used, or the text refers to a specific part of a book, article, or similar, then the reference in the text should include the relevant page number. Diagrams, illustrations and tables must be submitted in a form, and of a standard, that they may be photographed and printed directly. These, and the place in the text where it is recommended that they should appear, should be clearly identified. TERMINOLOGY As this is an international and an inter-disciplinary journal the needs of readers from different backgrounds should be born in mind. Technical or other terms specific to a particular discipline should be avoided if possible; otherwise discrete explanations or a glossary might be added. Abbreviations, such as of journal titles, should be avoided. Authors should avoid the use of potentially devaluing terminology for people with learning disability. The terms 'children with a developmental disability' or 'with moderate/severe learning difficulties' are acceptable. The terms 'mental handicap' and 'mental retardation' are not. The term 'Down's syndrome' should be written in full, and 'syndrome' spelt with a small 's' except when in a title. Please refer to 'children with Down's syndrome' rather than 'Down's syndrome children'. GLOSSARY Where technical terminology is used, please provide a glossary before the references. REFERENCES A full list of bibliographical references, cited in the text, should appear at the end of the paper. The list should be in alphabetical order by author's surname(s). Entries should adopt the following conventions. Articles: Hitch,G.J., Halliday,S., Schaafstal,A.M. & Schragen,J.M.C. (1988). Visual working memory in young children. Memory and Cognition, 16, 120-132. Chapters: Bellugi,U. & Siple,P. (1974). Remembering with and without words. In F. Bresson Current Problems in Psycholinguistics, pp. 215-236. Paris: Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique. Books: Carroll,J.B., Davies,P. & Richman,B. (1971). The Word Frequency Book. New York: American Heritage. Dunn,L.M. & Dunn,L.M. (1982). British Picture Vocabulary Scale. Windsor: NFER-NELSON. Light, P. (1985). The development of view-specific representation considered from a socio-cognitive standpoint. In N.H. Freeman (Ed.), Visual Order: The Nature and Development of Pictorial Representation, pp. 214-230. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. For more information, contact: Sarah Duffen Centre, Department of Psychology, University of Portsmouth, Belmont Street, Southsea, Hants, PO5 1NA, UK Tel: 01705 824261 Fax: 01705 824265 e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org =============================================================== 5. CALL FOR PAPERS - CLINICAL CHILD PSYCHOLOGY AND PSYCHIATRY =============================================================== In 1996 SAGE Publications will be launching Clinical Child Psychology and Psychiatry - a major, new journal to bring together clinically oriented work of the highest distinction from an international and multidisciplinary perspective. Clinical Child Psychology and Psychiatry will provide a high quality forum for papers which focus on clinical and therapeutic aspects of child and adolescent psychology and psychiatry. Themes from the first Volume will include: * Domestic violence and post-traumatic stress disorder * Art therapy for sexually abused children * An innovative programme for chronic fatigue syndrome * The treatment of obese children * The interface between research and clinical practice * Ethics of new treatments * Private and professional selves * Psychosocial treatments for HIV positive children * Working with parents of children with severe learning difficulties * Disasters and post-traumatic stress disorder * Mirrored grief between families and therapy teams Contributions should be sent to: Dr Bryan Lask, Department of Psychologal Medicine, Great Ormond Street Hospital, Great Ormond Street, London WC1N 3JH, UK If you would like further details please contact Jane Makoff (email@example.com).