Intervention Vol 21| Issue 1

January-June 2023

Intervention, the Journal of Mental Health and Psychosocial Support in Conflict Affected Areas, is a peer reviewed scientific journal, providing a forum for professionals working in conflict affected areas and in the aftermath of natural disasters, and for those working with refugees from these regions. Intervention is an inclusive and open access journal published twice per year under the auspices of ARQ National Psychotrauma Centre (ARQ).

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“Key process considerations include power sharing with local people, listening to and co-learning with affected people and collective critical reflection.”

Celebrating 20 years of bridging research and practice

Welcome to the first issue of Intervention in 2023. This issue marks two noteworthy occasions. First, in January, we celebrated the 20-year anniversary of Intervention journal... read the editorial here

Field reports 

  • Lessons Learned in Using the Score of Perceived Outcomes (ScoPeO) Tool in Mental Health and Psychosocial Support Programmes to Measure Quality of Life >>

  • Posttraumatic Stress Disorder among University Students of Mosul, Iraq: An After Effect of War Atrocities >>

  • Psychosocial Programming in Uganda: Adaptations during COVID-19 >>


  • Decolonising Mental Health and Psychosocial Support (MHPSS) Interventions in the Humanitarian System >>

  • Development and Psychometric Testing of the Student Learning in Emergencies Checklist (SLEC): Measuring Promotors of Academic Functioning and Wellbeing in Palestinian Youth Affected by War and Conflict >>

  • Competency Assessment of Non-Specialists Delivering a Psychological Intervention in Lebanon: A Process Evaluation >>

  • Testing a Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to Treatment Intervention Approach for Addressing Unhealthy Alcohol and Other Drug Use in Humanitarian Settings: Protocol of the Ukuundapwa Chapamo Randomised Controlled Trial >>

Personal Reflections 

  • A Brief Reflection on Paper Titled “Mental Health Training of Primary Health Care Workers: Case Reports from Sri Lanka, Pakistan, and Jordan" >>

  • How Process Matters in Strengthening MHPSS: A Reflection >>

  • Us and Us: Reflections of the Wellbeing of Church-based Volunteers Working with Refugees and Asylum-seekers, Edinburgh, Scotland >>

  • Workshops on Trauma and Loss, Coping and Resilience, to Support Afghani Refugee Women Living in Limbo in Greece >>

Book review

  • Groupwork with Refugees and Survivors of Human Rights Abuses: The Power of Togetherness by Boyles, Ewart-Biggs, Horn and Lamb. London: Imprint Routledge >>

Read the latest issue

With 3 field reports, 4 articles, 4 personal reflections and 1 book review.

Intervention April 2023




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