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Call for Papers: Current Residential Therapeutic Practice with Children and Young People

Calling for paper submissions for a future special issue, publication in December 2013, of Therapeutic Communities . Guest-edited by John Diamond, Mulberry Bush Organisation, UK. Papers are invited that demonstrate or debate the human experience of delivering therapeutic interventions with children and young people.  Deadline 20th December 2013

Therapeutic communities and therapeutic environments for children and young people are developing through a period of unprecedented change. However, the ‘core technology’ or the ‘agent of change’ that is central to successful outcomes for clients using these communities, and creates meaning for all those who engage with them, is the provision of a range of psychologically informed human relationships. These range from the ‘dyadic’ one-to-one, to the therapeutic group setting, often combining both within the overall planned environment.

This themed issue of Therapeutic Communities journal will give expression to the human experience of delivering this range of therapeutic interventions, and which will allow new perspectives, techniques and theoretical underpinnings to be explored and discussed.

Possible topics and themes could include (but are not limited to):


  • working with children with severe emotional and behavioural problems
  • group work with children with attachment disorders
  • involving CAMHS teams in working with mental health problems
  • residential treatment for children in care
  • working with attachment issues with looked-after children
  • providing education to emotionally troubled children
  • involving families in treatment
  • creating therapeutic environments for children and young people
  • evidencing excellent outcomes for children in care
  • research and evidencing effective practice

To make a submission
Submissions should be made via the journal’s online submission system at:

When submitting please ensure that you submit your paper to the special issue on the system. Please consult the journal’s author guidelines before making a submission.

For further information or informal inquiries, please contact the guest editor, John Diamond at



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Published May 2, 2013 2:30 PM - Last modified May 10, 2013 2:09 PM