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Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology
J Consult Clin Psychol

Published/Hosted by American Psychological Association. ISSN: 0022-006X.

The Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology publishes original contributions on the following topics: (a) the development, validity, and use of techniques of diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of disordered behavior; (b) studies of populations of clinical interest, such as hospital patients, individuals who have experienced physical or psychological stressors, adolescents, children, and similar samples; (c) cross-cultural and demographic studies of interest for behavior disorders; (d) studies of personality where these have a clear bearing on problems of clinical dysfunction; (e) studies of gender, ethnicity, or sexual orientation that have a clear bearing on diagnosis, assessment, treatment, and prevention. The Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology considers manuscripts dealing with the diagnosis or treatment of abnormal behavior but does not consider manuscripts dealing with the etiology or descriptive pathology of abnormal behavior, (which are more appropriate to the Journal of Abnormal Psychology). Similarly, the journal does not consider articles dealing primarily with issues of clinical judgment and decision making, dimensions of individual differences as they relate to clinical assessment, and manuscripts focusing primarily on assessment, evaluation, measurement, and diagnostic procedures and concepts (which more appropriately belong in Psychological Assessment). Articles that appear to have a significant contribution to any of these broad areas may be sent to any of the three journals for an editorial decision. Editors of these three related journals (Journal of Abnormal Psychological, Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, and Psychological Assessment)reserve the right to communicate with another editor concerning the most appropriate location of a manuscript. Articles should include a clear statement, typically in the Discussion section, about the extent of clinical application of the current assessment, prevention, or treatment methods. The extent of application to clinical practice may range from suggestions that the data are too preliminary to support widespread dissemination to descriptions of existing manuals available from the authors or archived materials that would allow full implementation at present.

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