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Important notice to authors: Brief Treatment and Crisis Intervention has ceased publication. We are therefore not able to consider any new submissions.

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The Brief Treatment and Crisis Intervention journal is dedicated to advancing clinical practice, public policy, and knowledge-building related to behavioral health, health care, and forensic studies. The journal's objective is to expand research, theory-building, treatment plans, and practice developments in mental health assessment and treatment, crisis intervention, time-limited psychotherapy, cognitive therapy, coping efficacy, critical incident stress management, psychopharmacology, violence and violence prevention, psychological trauma, forensic risk assessment, suicide prevention, and emergency services. Brief Treatment and Crisis Intervention is an interdisciplinary quarterly journal serving researchers, administrators, and practitioners from all disciplines addressing behavioral health and forensic concerns.


This journal provides a common ground for the advancement of clinical practice, and research relevant to behavioral clinicians, mental health administrators, crisis intervenors, mental health counselors, clinical and counseling psychologists, family and marital therapists, pediatricians, psychiatric-mental health nurses, psychiatrists, social workers, suicidologists, and other allied health disciplines.

Abstracting and Indexing Services

This journal is indexed and abstracted in Academic Search Premierâ„¢, Criminal Justice Abstracts, Current Abstracts, IngentaConnect, Psychological Abstracts, and PSYCInfo.