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Clinical Case Studies

2016 Impact Factor: 0.523
2016 Ranking: 126/139 in Psychiatry (SSCI) | 108/121 in Psychology, Clinical
Source: 2016 Journal Citation Reports® (Clarivate Analytics, 2017)

Editor
Daniel L. Segal University of Colorado at Colorado Springs, USA

Other Titles in:
Clinical Psychology | Psychology

eISSN: 15523802 | ISSN: 15346501 | Current volume: 16 | Current issue: 5 Frequency: Bi-monthly

The only journal devoted entirely to case studies, Clinical Case Studies presents cases involving individual, couples, and family therapy. Whether you are a psychologist, counselor, psychiatrist, clinical social worker, family therapist, professor or student of psychotherapy, you’ll find Clinical Case Studies to be a necessary part of your library. The easy-to-follow case presentation format allows you to learn how interesting and challenging cases were assessed and conceptualized, and how treatment followed such conceptualization. This practical format allows clinicians to replicate successful treatments in their own practices. Cases presented in the journal will follow a 12-point format including Title Page, Abstract, and References.

Title Page
Abstract

  1. Theoretical and Research Basis for Treatment 
  2. Case Introduction
  3. Presenting complaints
  4. History
  5. Assessment
  6. Case Conceptualization (this is where the clinician’s thinking and treatment selection come to the forefront)
  7. Course of Treatment and Assessment of Progress
  8. Complicating Factors
  9. Access and Barriers to Care
  10. Follow-up
  11. Treatment Implications of the case
  12. Recommendations to Clinicians and Students

References

The journal is multidisciplinary, publishing contributions from practitioners and single case researchers. The journal is sure to be an important tool for the classroom as well as daily practice.

Questions should be directed to the Clinical Case Studies Editorial Office by email: clinicalcasestudies@uccs.edu.

This journal is a member of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE).

Clinical Case Studies seeks manuscripts that articulate various theoretical frameworks (behavioral, cognitive-behavioral, gestalt, humanistic, psychodynamic, rational-emotive therapy, and others). All manuscripts will require an abstract and must adhere to the following format: (1) Theoretical and Research Basis, (2) Case Introduction, (3) Presenting Complaints, (4) History, (5) Assessment, (6) Case Conceptualization (this is where the clinician’s thinking and treatment selection come to the forefront), (7) Course of Treatment and Assessment of Progress, (8) Complicating Factors (including medical management), (9) Access and Barriers to Care, (10) Follow-up (how and how long), (11) Treatment Implications of the Case, (12) Recommendations to Clinicians and Students, and References.

Editorial Assistant
Marissa Pifer University of Colorado at Colorado Springs, USA
Board of Editors
Jonathan S. Abramowitz University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC, USA
Ron Acierno Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, SC, USA
Robert T. Ammerman Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH, USA
Michael Barkham University of Leeds, Leeds, UK
D.A. Begelman New Milford, CT, USA
Kristine Brady Encinitas, CA, USA
Etzel Cardeña University of Lund, Lund, Sweden
Michael Christopher Pacific University, Hillsboro, OR, USA
Frank M. Dattilio Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA
Brad Donohue University of Nevada, Las Vegas, NV, USA
Joseph M. Ducharmé University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Michel J. Dugas Concordia University - Montréal, Montréal, Quebec, Canada
Leilani Feliciano University of Colorado at Colorado Springs, CO, USA
Constance T. Fischer Duquesne University, Pittsburgh, PA, USA
Rex L. Forehand University of Vermont, Burlington, VT, USA
Paul Gilbert Mental Health Research Unit, Kingsway Hospital, Derby, UK
Steven N. Gold Nova Southeastern University, Ft. Lauderdale, FL, USA
Anthony F. Greene Fielding Graduate Institute, Gainesville, FL, USA
David J. Hansen University of Nebraska at Lincoln, Lincoln, NE, USA
Alan J. Kent University of Washington School of Medicine, Seattle, WA, USA
Howard D. Lerner University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, USA
James K. Luiselli Clinical Solutions, Inc. and North East Educational and Developmental Support Center, Tewksbury, MA, USA
William Marshall Rockwood Psychological Services, Kingston, Ontario, Canada
Brian P. Marx Boston University School of Medicine, Boston, MA, USA
Johnny L. Matson Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA, USA
F Dudley McGlynn Auburn University, Auburn, AL, USA
Victor Molinari University of South Florida, Tampa, FL, USA
Todd M. Moore University of Tennessee-Knoxville, USA
Daniel J. Munoz Pacific University, Hillsboro, OR, USA
Mark D. Rapport University of Central Florida, Orlando, FL, USA
David Reitman Nova Southeastern University, Ft. Lauderdale, FL, USA
Paul M. Salkovskis University of Oxford, Oxford, UK
Eric Storch University of South Florida, St. Petersburg, FL, USA
Steven R. Tulkin CSPP Alliant International University, San Francisco, CA, USA
Robert L. Weiss University of Oregon, Eugene, OR, USA
David L. Wolitzky New York University, New York, NY, USA
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  • CLINICAL CASE STUDIES  seeks manuscripts that articulate various theoretical frameworks (behavioral, cognitive-behavioral, gestalt, humanistic, psychodynamic, rational-emotive therapy, and others). All manuscripts will require an abstract and must adhere to the following format:

    1. Theoretical and Research Basis for Treatment
    2. Case Introduction
    3. Presenting Complaints
    4. History
    5. Assessment
    6. Case Conceptualization (this is where the clinician’s thinking and treatment selection come to the forefront)
    7. Course of Treatment and Assessment of Progress
    8. Complicating Factors (including medical management)
    9. Access and Barriers to Care
    10. Follow-Up (how and how long)
    11. Treatment Implications of the Case
    12. Recommendations to Clinicians and Students.

    Manuscript length (including all pages, tables, and figures) should be no longer than 35 pages total.

    Manuscripts will be submitted in electronic format to http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/ccs where authors will be required to set up an online account on the SAGETrack system powered by ScholarOne. Manuscripts will adhere to the format of the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (6th Edition). Text and references are to be double-spaced with tables and figures appearing on separate pages. Present figures and tables in electronic, final format. All manuscripts must include a 100- to 150-word abstract, 2 to 5 keywords, and a 50-word (or fewer) biographical statement for each author.

    Contact information, including mailing address, telephone and fax numbers, and e-mail addresses for each author, must be included in a cover letter. Authors' names and affiliations along with the corresponding author’s complete contact information is required to be on the title page, which is the first page of the manuscript.

    This journal is a member of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE)

    Manuscript Preparation

    Manuscripts should be prepared using the APA Style Guide (Sixth Edition). All pages must be typed, double-spaced (including references, footnotes, and endnotes). Text must be in 12-point Times Roman. Block quotes may be single-spaced. Must include margins of 1inch on all the four sides and number all pages sequentially.

    Sections in a manuscript may include the following (in this order): (1) Title page, (2) Abstract, (3) Keywords, (4) Text, (5) Notes, (6) References, (7) Tables, (8) Figures, and (9) Appendices.

    1. Title page. Please include the following:

    • Full article title
    • Acknowledgments and credits
    • Each author’s complete name and institutional affiliation(s)
    • Grant numbers and/or funding information
    • Corresponding author (name, address, phone/fax, e-mail)

    2. Abstract. Print the abstract (150 to 250 words) on a separate page headed by the full article title. Omit author(s)’s names.

    3. Text. Begin article text on a new page headed by the full article title.

    a. Headings and subheadings. Subheadings should indicate the organization of the content of the manuscript. Generally, three heading levels are sufficient to organize text. Level 1 heading should be Centered, Boldface, Upper & Lowercase, Level 2 heading should be Flush Left, Boldface, Upper & Lowercase, Level 3 heading should be Indented, boldface, lowercase paragraph heading that ends with a period, Level 4 heading should be Indented, boldface, italicized, lowercase paragraph heading that ends with a period, and Level 5 heading should be Indented, italicized, lowercase paragraph heading that ends with a period.

    b. Citations. For each text citation there must be a corresponding citation in the reference list and for each reference list citation there must be a corresponding text citation. Each corresponding citation must have identical spelling and year. Each text citation must include at least two pieces of information, author(s) and year of publication. Following are some examples of text citations:

    (i) Unknown Author: To cite worksthatdo not have an author, cite the source by its title in the signal phrase or use the first word or two in the parentheses. Eg. The findings are based on the study was done of students learning to format research papers ("Using XXX," 2001)

    (ii) Authors with the Same Last Name: use first initials with the last names to prevent confusion. Eg.(L. Hughes, 2001; P. Hughes, 1998)

    (iii) Two or More Works by the Same Author in the Same Year: For two sources by the same author in the same year, use lower-case letters (a, b, c) with the year to order the entries in the reference list. The lower-case letters should follow the year in the in-text citation.Eg.Research by Freud (1981a) illustrated that…

    (iv) Personal Communication:
    For letters, e-mails, interviews,and other person-to-person communication, citation should include the communicator's name, the fact that it was personal communication, and the date of the communication. Do not include personal communication in the reference list.Eg.(E. Clark, personal communication, January 4, 2009).

    (v) Unknown Author and Unknown Date:
    For citations with no author or date, use the title in the signal phrase or the first word or two of the title in the parentheses and use the abbreviation "n.d." (for "no date").Eg. The study conducted by of students and research division discovered that students succeeded with tutoring ("Tutoring and APA," n.d.).

    5. Notes. If explanatory notes are required for your manuscript, insert a number formatted in superscript following almost any punctuation mark. Footnote numbers should not follow dashes ( — ), and if they appear in a sentence in parentheses, the footnote number should be inserted within the parentheses. The Footnotes should be added at the bottom of the page after the references. The word “Footnotes” should be centered at the top of the page.

    6. References. Basic rules for the reference list:

    • The reference list should be arranged in alphabetical order according to the authors’ last names.
    • If there is more than one work by the same author, order them according to their publication date – oldest to newest (therefore a 2008 publication would appear before a 2009 publication). 
    • When listing multiple authors of a source use “&” instead of “and”.
    • Capitalize only the first word of the title and of the subtitle, if there are one, and any proper names – i. e. only those words that are normally capitalized.
    • Italicize the title of the book, the title of the journal/serial and the title of the web document.
    • Manuscripts submitted to XXX [journal acronym] should strictly follow the XXX manual (xth edition) [style manual title with ed].
    • Every citation in text must have the detailed reference in the Reference section.
    • Every reference listed in the Reference section must be cited in text.
    • Do not use “et al.” in the Reference list at the end; names of all authors of a publication should be listed there.

    Here are a few examples of commonly found references. For more examples please check APA(6th Ed).

    Books:

    Book with place of publication--Airey, D. (2010). Logo design love: A guide to creating iconic brand identities. Berkeley, CA: New Riders.

    Book with editors & edition-- Collins, C., & Jackson, S. (Eds.). (2007). Sport in Aotearoa/New Zealand society. South Melbourne, Australia: Thomson.

    Book with author & publisher are the same-- MidCentral District Health Board. (2008). District annual plan 2008/09. Palmerston North, New Zealand: Author.

    Chapter in an edited book--Dear, J., & Underwood, M. (2007). What is the role of exercise in the prevention of back pain? In D. MacAuley& T. Best (Eds.), Evidence-based sports medicine (2nd ed., pp. 257-280). Malden, MA: Blackwell.

    Periodicals:

    Journal article with more than one author (print)--Gabbett, T., Jenkins, D., & Abernethy, B. (2010). Physical collisions and injury during professional rugby league skills training. Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport, 13(6), 578-583.

    Journal article – 8 or more authors-- Crooks, C., Ameratunga, R., Brewerton, M., Torok, M., Buetow, S., Brothers, S., … Jorgensen, P. (2010). Adverse reactions to food in New Zealand children aged 0-5 years. New Zealand Medical Journal, 123(1327). Retrieved from http://www.nzma.org.nz/journal/123-1327/4469/

    Internet Sources:

    Internet – no author, no date--Pet therapy. (n.d.). Retrieved from htttp://www.holisticonline.com/stress/stress_pet-therapy.htm

    Internet – Organisation / Corporate author-- SPCA New Zealand. (2011). Your dog may be dying from the heat [Press release]. Retrieved from

    http://www.rnzspca.org.nz/news/press-releases/360-your-dog-may-be-dying-...

    • Examples of various types of information sources:

    Act (statute / legislation)--Copyright Act 1994. (2011, October 7). Retrieved from http://www.legislation.govt.nz

    Blog post-- Liz and Ellory. (2011, January 19). The day of dread(s) [Web log post]. Retrieved from

    http://www.travelblog.org/Oceania/Australia/Victoria/Melbourne/St-Kilda/...

    Brochure / pamphlet (no author)--Ageing well: How to be the best you can be [Brochure]. (2009). Wellington, New Zealand: Ministry of Health.

    Conference Paper--Williams, J., &Seary, K. (2010). Bridging the divide: Scaffolding the learning experiences of the mature age student. In J. Terrell (Ed.), Making the links: Learning, teaching and high quality student outcomes. Proceedings of the 9th Conference of the New Zealand Association of Bridging Educators (pp. 104-116). Wellington, New Zealand.

    DVD / Video / Motion Picture (including Clickview&Youtube)--Gardiner, A., Curtis, C., & Michael, E. (Producers), &Waititi, T. (Director). (2010). Boy: Welcome to my interesting world [DVD]. New Zealand: Transmission.

    Magazine--Ng, A. (2011, October-December). Brush with history. Habitus, 13, 83-87.

    Newspaper article (no author)--Little blue penguins homeward bound. (2011, November 23). Manawatu Standard, p. 5

    Podcast (audio or video)--Rozaieski, B. (2011). Logan cabinet shoppe: Episode 37: Entertainment center molding [Video podcast]. Retrieved fromhttp://blip.tv/xxx

    Software (including apps--UBM Medica.(2010). iMIMS (Version1.2.0) [Mobile application software].Retrieved from http://itunes.apple.com

    Television programme--Flanagan, A., &Philipson, A. (Series producers & directors).(2011). 24 hours in A & E [Television series]. Belfast, Ireland: Channel 4.

    Thesis (print)--Smith, T. L. (2008). Change, choice and difference: The case of RN to BN degree programmes for registered nurses (Master’s thesis). Victoria University of Wellington, Wellington, New Zealand.

    Thesis (online)--Mann, D. L. (2010). Vision and expertise for interceptive actions in sport (Doctoral dissertation, The University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia). Retrieved fromhttp://handle.unsw.edu.au/1959.4/44704

    Non- English reference book, title translated in English

    Real Academia Espanola. (2001). Diccionario de la lenguaespanola [Dictionary of the Spanish Language] (22nded.). Madrid, Spain: Author

    IMPORTANT NOTE: To encourage a faster production process of your article, you are requested to closely adhere to the points above for references. Otherwise, it will entail a long process of solving copyeditor’s queries and may directly affect the publication time of your article. In case of any question, please contact the journal editor at dsegal@uccs.edu

    7. Tables. They should be structured properly. Each table must have a clear and concise title. When appropriate, use the title to explain an abbreviation parenthetically.Eg.Comparison of Median Income of Adopted Children (AC) v. Foster Children (FC).Headings should be clear and brief.

    8. Figures. They should be numbered consecutively in the order in which they appear in the text and must include figure captions. Figures will appear in the published article in the order in which they are numbered initially. The figure resolution should be 300dpi at the time of submission.

    IMPORTANT: PERMISSION - The author(s) are responsible for securing permission to reproduce all copyrighted figures or materials before they are published in (journal acronym). A copy of the written permission must be included with the manuscript submission.

    9. Appendices. They should be lettered to distinguish from numbered tables and figures. Include a descriptive title for each appendix (e.g., “Appendix A. Variable Names and Definitions”).Cross-check text for accuracy against appendices.

    Sage Choice
    If you or your funder wish your article to be freely available online to nonsubscribers immediately upon publication (gold open access), you can opt for it to be included in SAGE Choice, subject to the payment of a publication fee. The manuscript submission and peer review procedure is unchanged. On acceptance of your article, you will be asked to let SAGE know directly if you are choosing SAGE Choice. To check journal eligibility and the publication fee, please visit SAGE Choice. For more information on open access options and compliance at SAGE, including self/author archiving deposits (green open access) visit SAGE Publishing Policies on our Journal Author Gateway.

    Non-English reference book, title translated in English

    Real Academia Espanola. (2001). Diccionario de la lenguaespanola [Dictionary of the Spanish Language] (22nded.). Madrid, Spain: Author

    IMPORTANT NOTE: To encourage a faster production process of your article, you are requested to closely adhere to the points above for references. Otherwise, it will entail a long process of solving copyeditor’s queries and may directly affect the publication time of your article. In case of any question, please contact the journal editor at clinicalcasestudies@uccs.edu

    Submission to CLINICAL CASE STUDIES implies that the manuscript has not been published elsewhere in substantially similar form or with substantially similar content, nor is it under consideration by another journal. Authors in doubt about what constitutes prior publication should consult the editor. Submission of a manuscript implies commitment to publish in the journal.

    Questions should be directed to the Clinical Case Studies Editorial Office by email: clinicalcasestudies@uccs.edu

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