APA’s Psychiatric Rehabilitation Journal aims to enlist more
psychologists in the movement toward helping people with serious
mental illnesses live full and meaningful lives.
BY SADIE DINGFELDER • Monitor staff
The newest addition to the APA journal family, Psychiatric Rehabilitation Journal (PRJ), is publishing studies with the
potential to help people with schizophrenia,
bipolar disorder, major depression and other
disorders live healthy, productive lives.
“Living in their communities, improving the
quality of their relationships, having something
meaningful to do with their time — those are
the goals we are focused on helping people
achieve,” says journal co-editor Kim Mueser, PhD,
executive director of the Center for Psychiatric
Rehabilitation at Boston University. “These larger
goals put things like alleviating symptoms and
avoiding relapse in their proper context.”
Since the publication of its first issue in 1977
by the United States Psychiatric Rehabilitation
Association (USPRA) in partnership with the
Center for Psychiatric Rehabilitation, PRJ has
promoted the development of new knowledge
for the field of psychiatric rehabilitation and
continues to evolve and gain recognition, says
co-editor Judith Cook, PhD, director of the
University of Illinois at Chicago Center for
Mental Health Services and Policy. Since partnering with APA
last summer, the journal has been bringing that message to a
larger audience than ever.
“Psychiatric rehabilitation is an interdisciplinary field and
one that many psychologists are not exposed to during their
formal academic training,” she says.
Learn more about the journal or submit articles at www.apa.org/