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Cognitive and Behavioral Practice Journal

Editor: Nikolaos Kazantzis

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Special Series: “Cognitive Behavioral Treatment of Prolonged Grief Disorder”

Guest Editors

Donald Robinaugh, Ph.D.

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Naomi M. Simon, M.D., M.Sc.

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The death of a loved one can be among the most distressing and impairing events an individual will face during their lifetimes. For many individuals, the grief that accompanies bereavement will subside over the initial weeks and months following the death of their loved one. For others, the distress and impairment of grief will persist for years following the death of a loved one. To better support those struggling with this severe and impairing grief, the forthcoming text revision of the 5th edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual (DMS-5-TR) will include a diagnosis of Prolonged Grief Disorder. This diagnosis will help clinicians identify those struggling following the death of a loved one who may benefit from working with a clinician to support them in their experience of grief.

The goals of this special series in Cognitive and Behavioral Practice (C&BP) are to bring together expert clinical guidance for delivering evidence-based cognitive and behavioral treatments for prolonged grief disorder, to introduce readers to recent developments in the treatment of prolonged grief, and to share cutting-edge research on the mechanisms of change in cognitive behavioral treatments for prolonged grief. C&BP is a practitioner-oriented journal and we are interested especially in contributions that have immediate clinical implications, provide clear clinical guidance (e.g., therapist guidelines), or provide rich clinical descriptions (e.g., case vignettes and video demonstrations). We also encourage contributions that focus on the implementation of prolonged grief disorder treatments and the delivery of cognitive behavioral treatments across cultures and in underrepresented populations, including review articles, commentaries, and empirical contributions.

Special Feature: “Applications of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy to Psychological Disorders and Co-Morbid Medical Conditions in Pediatric Patients”

Guest Editors: 

Robert D. Friedberg, Ph.D., ABPP

Center for the Study and Treatment of Anxious Youth

Palo Alto University

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Laura Payne, Ph.D.

Clinical and Translational Pain Research Lab

McLean Hospital, Harvard Medical School

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Pediatric medical settings often represent the front door for behavioral health concerns. Moreover, integrated pediatric behavioral health care is an emerging frontier and CBT is poised to play a significant role in patient services. This development is especially fortuitous since these clinical sites are experiencing major surges in cases requiring psychosocial intervention. However, there is a relative lack of research directing the application of CBT for psychological conditions in co-morbid medical disorders as well as a dearth of resources detailing the application of CBT in these pediatric cases. Accordingly, providing more clinically relevant research and practitioner friendly guides for working with these patient populations is the precise focus of this special issue.

Our goal is to represent the perspectives of research-focused, education-focused, and practice-focused readers of the journal. C&BP is a practitioner-oriented journal Consistent with the aims, scope, and mission set by Dr. Nikolaos Kazantzis’ Editorial team, we are interested in data-based manuscripts as long as these are presented in the context of rich clinical descriptions (e.g., case vignettes, video demonstrations, and therapist guidelines). We also encourage review articles and commentaries with focus on clinical practice implementation that compliment empirical submissions.


Author guide:

Authors or author groups with questions about potential submissions are invited to contact the Guest Editor team identified above. Those manuscripts selected for further consideration will be peer reviewed according to the journal’s usual editorial policies and procedures. Authors will be expected to revise manuscripts promptly. Accepted articles will be posted online within a short time frame of acceptance.

Topics may include but are not limited to:

  • Treating traditionally under-served and marginalized pediatric patient populations diagnosed with co-morbid psychological and medical conditions with CBT spectrum approaches.
  • Training clinicians to deliver CBT to pediatric patients with co-morbid psychological and medical conditions
  • Assessment and adjunctive treatment of female-specific health conditions, including pre-menstrual exacerbation of psychiatric symptoms, endometriosis, etc.
  • CBT for psychological disorders comorbid with pediatric medical conditions such asthma, pain (menstrual pain, endometriosis, headache, G-I, etc), diabetes, sickle cell disease, cystic fibrosis, inflammatory bowel disease, etc)
  • CBT for anxiety and or depression presenting in primary care settings
  • CBT for pediatric sleep problems
  • CBT approaches to medical non-adherence in pediatric patients
  • CBT for children with fears about medical procedures


Manuscript submission portal:

Due Date for Submissions: May 31, 2023

Manuscript preparation enquires: Bonnie Brown, RN (Editorial Assistant): [email protected]

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