Dr. Janet Matthews Named New Co-Editor

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From The Psychology Times, Vol 3, No 3

Dr. Janet Matthews will become one of the associate editors for the APA-published journal, Professional Psychology: Research and Practice.

She will begin on January 1. Dr. Matthews is a Loyola University Professor and licensed psychologist.

Dr. Matthews has been a member of the Editorial Board for the prestigious journal, making regular reviews for several years. “In my new position,” Dr. Matthews told the Times, “I will be involved in assigning articles for review, integrating the reviews and making publication recommendations to the editor.”

She also noted that the five editors will conduct “ regular conference calls–probably monthly–to address consideration of special sections or even a special issue, recommend topical specialists, and so on.”

Professional Psychology: Research and Practice publishes research articles on applications in the field, for both scientific and professional directions. The journal editors encourage articles on assessment, treatment, and practice implications, according to the APA website information.

The journal is for “state-of-the-art literature reviews of clinical research on specific high- incidence disorders,” and “research and theory on public policy as it affects the practice of psychology.” Also, the journal seeks work that reflects advances in health psychology, community psychology, psychology of women, clinical neuropsychology, family psychology, and other areas.

Dr. Janet Matthews was named the 2011 Distinguished Psychologist by the Louisiana Psychological Association. She is a clinical and neuropsychologist, and holds the diplomat in clinical from the American Board of Professional Psychology.

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