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neW Journal edItor Expanding care Ronald T. Brown is focused on publishing research that could increase access to mental health treatments. By C hr I s to PhE r m unsEy • Monitor staff from school psychology and industrial/ espite the great progress organizational psychology researchers, psychology has made in by attending national meetings in those diagnosing and treating mental fields and soliciting articles on interesting illness, most Americans still lack access research. He also wants to publish more to effective treatments or can’t afford research from child, adolescent and them, says Ronald T. Brown, PhD. That’s pediatric psychology. why as incoming editor of Professional Key issues Brown wants to focus on Psychology: Research and Practice, Brown include: wants to publish research on ways to • Work/life balance. Now that make mental health services more technology means a practitioner is never widely available — and possibly more out of touch, he wants to publish more affordable. research on how people can balance the “No matter how innovative competing demands of work and family treatments are, unless they’re accessible life. or economically manageable to the • Effects of medication. The journal average individual, they’re not really will periodically review the latest treatments that can be employed in the developments in psychopharmacology mainstream,” he says. Dr. ronald t. Brown for adults and special populations such Brown also wants to put clinically as the elderly, children and people with useful findings more quickly into the developmental disabilities. hands of practitioners, who don’t have time to sift through • Cultural competency. As the nation grows more diverse, voluminous piles of research. psychologists need more research exploring whether certain “This journal provides a forum for succinct reviews and interventions work better with different populations. some empirical research that’s really geared to the practitioner • Economic benefits of mental health treatment. The field understanding the essential,” says Brown, who serves as provost also needs more studies showing how expanding mental health and senior vice-president of academic affairs of Wayne State services benefits the nation’s economy by, for example, helping University. people who are depressed get better and miss fewer workdays. His other goals for the journal include: To his role as editor, Brown brings experience and • Quicker turnaround time. Brown will give reviewers accomplishment as a previous journal editor, researcher, three weeks and action editors one week to turn around author clinician and educational administrator. reviews. If a reviewer doesn’t meet deadlines, he or she could be His research as a pediatric psychologist uncovered dropped. cognitive problems experienced by children treated for • A more diverse editorial board. Brown is recruiting to chronic illnesses and cancer, and developed assessment tools increase the board’s racial, ethnic and gender diversity. for practitioners. n • Crossing disciplines. He wants to publish more articles 80 Monitor on psychology • DeceMber 2011 D

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Monitor on Psychology - December 2011

Monitor on Psychology - December 2011
President’s Column
From the CEO
Willpower Pioneer Wins $100,000 Grawemeyer Prize
Single-Sex Schooling Called Into Question by Prominent Researchers
Maternal Depression Stunts Childhood Growth, Research Suggests
For Boys, Sharing May Seem Like a Waste of Time
Good News for Postdoc Applicants
In Brief
Treatment Guideline Development Now Under Way
Government Relations Update
Psychologist Named Va Mental Health Chief
The Limits of Eyewitness Testimony
Judicial Notebook
Random Sample
Time Capsule
Deconstructing Suicide
A Focus on Interdisciplinarity
A Time of ‘Enormous Change’
The Science Behind Team Science
Good Science Requires Good Conflict
A New Paradigm of Care
Speaking of Education
Science Directions
New Labels, New Attitudes?
Psychologist Profile
Early Career Psychology
Unintended Consequences
Better Options for Troubled Teens
Saving Lives, One Organ at a Time
New Journal Editors
APA News
Division Spotlight
Guidelines for the Conduct of President-Elect Nominations and Elections
American Psychological Foundation

Monitor on Psychology - December 2011