Intervention

Journal of Mental Health and Psychosocial Support in Conflict Affected Areas

Intervention Journal of Mental Health and Psychosocial Support in Conflict Affected Areas is a peer reviewed journal. Intervention provides a forum for professionals working in conflict affected areas and in the aftermath of natural disasters, as well as those working with refugees from these regions.

Its purpose is to publish new and existing knowledge on mental health, psychosocial support, intervention projects related to these topics and make this knowledge accessible to all interested parties. It is this aim of accessibility that also makes Intervention different from most journals. Intervention is a multi-disciplinary journal primarily aimed at:

  • mental health workers, such as: psychiatrists, psychotherapists, occupational therapists, art therapists, psychiatric nurses, psychosocial counsellors, aid workers and community workers
  • staff members of local or international non-governmental organisations developing and implementing mental health or psychosocial projects
  • international experts in the field of mental health and psychosocial support within both academic and international organisations
  • policy makers involved with humanitarian assistance, mental health care and psychosocial support at both governmental and non-governmental level.

Submitting an article 
Given the aims and scope of the journal, Intervention explicitly encourages papers and reports from low resource countries’ experts and authors, and promotes collaboration between authors from high and low resource countries.

Editorial board

Members: Janice Cooper; PhD (Carter Center, Liberia), Ananda Galappatti, MA (The Good Practice Group/University of Colombo, Sri Lanka), Ton Haans, MA (Amsterdam, the Netherlands) Rebecca Horn, PhD (Queen Margaret University, UK), Mark Jordans, PhD (HealthNet TPO & WarChild, the Netherlands & King’s College London), Pau Pérez-Sales, MD, PhD (La Paz University Hospital, Madrid, Spain) , Guus van der Veer; PhD (Amsterdam, the Netherlands), Peter Ventevogel, MD, MA (UNHCR, Switzerland).

Editor in chief: Marian Tankink, PhD (WarTrauma Foundation, the Netherlands).

Editorial staff

Project manager: Relinde Reiffers.
Production editor: Mindy Ran.
Assistant editor: Jackie June ter Heide.
Advisor: Simon van den Berg.

International advisors
Dean Ajdukovic, PhD (Universitv of Zagreb); Grace Akello, PhD (Gulu University, Uganda); Martha Bragin PhD, LCSW (City Universitv of New York); Boris Budosan, MD (Zagreb Croatia); Rabih El Chammay, MD (Saint Joseph University, Beirut, Lebanon); Gaithiri A. Fernando, PhD (California State Universitv, Los Angeles, California, USA); Brandon Hamber, PhD (Universitv of Ulster, UK); Kaz de Jong, MA (Medicins Sans Frontières, Amsterdam, the Netherlands); Joop de Jong, MD, PhD (Free University, Amsterdam, the Netherlands & Boston Universitv, Boston, USA); Anica Mikuš Kos, MD (Slovene Philanthropy, Ljubjana, Slovenia); Kenneth E. Miller; PhD (Boston, USA); Patrick Onyango Mangen (TPO Uganda, Kampala, Uganda); Bhava Poudyal, MA (Kathmandu, Nepal); Yoke Rabaia, MPH (Birzeit University, occupied Palestinian territory); Miryam Rivera-Holguín, MD (Pontifica Universidad Catolica del Peru, Lima, Peru): Mohammed Shaheen, PhD (AlQuds University, Ramallah, occupied Palestinian territorv); Derrick Silove, MD (Universitv of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia); Yvonne Sliep, PhD (University of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa); Leslie Snider MD, MPH (Peace in Practice, the Netherlands); Daya Somasundaram, MD, PhD (University of Adelaide, Australia); Rachel Tribe, PhD (Universitv of East London, UK); Mark van Ommeren, PhD (Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse, World Health Organization, Geneva); Michael Wessels, PhD (Columbia University, New York, USA).