Dr. Sherry Hamby, Research Associate Professor of Psychology, has been appointed Associate Editor of Statistics for the journal Psychological Trauma: Theory, Research, Practice, and Policy. This new journal, which launches in March 2009, is the official journal of the American Psychological Association's Division 56, Trauma Psychology. Dr. Hamby's role as Associate Editor will be particularly important given the journal's emphasis on methodologically rigorous designs.
As described by APA, the journal is intended to be a forum for an interdisciplinary discussion on trauma…blending science, theory, practice, and policy. The Journal will publish empirical research on a wide range of trauma-related topics, including
- Psychological treatments and effects
- Promotion of education about effects of and treatment for trauma
- Assessment and diagnosis of trauma
- Pathophysiology of trauma reactions
- Health services (delivery of services to trauma populations)
- Epidemiological studies and risk factor studies
- Neuroimaging studies
- Trauma and cultural competence
The Journal will publish articles that use experimental and correlational methods and qualitative analyses, if applicable. All research reports should reflect methodologically rigorous designs that aim to significantly enhance the field's understanding of trauma. Such reports should be based on good theoretical foundations and integrate theory and data. Manuscripts should be of sufficient length to ensure theoretical and methodological competence.
Dr. Hamby has more than 20 years of experience addressing the problem of domestic violence, and has authored or co-authored more than 50 publications on partner violence, sexual assault, youth victimization, and assessment. She is a licensed clinical psychologist with experience treating victims of domestic violence and other intimate trauma. She has received awards from the National Register of Health Service Providers in Psychology and the American Professional Society on the Abuse of Children.