Call For Authors

The Journal of Equity in Behavioral Health Therapy (JEBHT) invites manuscripts for the Fall 2020 (inaugural) issue. 

JEBHT is a new, multidisciplinary, open-access journal that focuses on the needs/strengths of Black, Indigenous, People of Color (BIPOC) therapists and therapists-in-training as they prepare for, or engage in, behavioral health therapy and their needs/strengths as they work to improve access to services and decrease stigma about the services. 

JEBHT is a biannual, double-blind peer-reviewed, scholarly journal that showcases conceptual, empirical, practitioner-based, and policy perspectives that demonstrate an interest in the wellness of people of color. This publication focuses on recruitment, retention, training, and career development for BIPOC who are in traditional behavioral health therapy fields:

  • Counseling,
  • Nursing,
  • Psychology,
  • Psychiatry, and
  • Social Work. 

JEBHT welcomes manuscripts focusing on intradisciplinary and interdisciplinary research in behavioral health therapy that address contemporary, national, and international issues impacting BIPOC therapists and therapists-in-training. Examples of desirable submissions include, but are not limited to:  

  • Original research (empirical) [qualitative and quantitative methodologies], conceptual (theoretical), and/or practitioner-based research, and policy perspectives
  • Research that focuses on recruitment, retention, training, and career development for BIPOC behavioral health therapists (and therapists-in-training)
  • Research that determines which strategies, interventions, theories, trainings demonstrate effectiveness with BIPOC therapists (and therapists-in-training)
  • Research that examines what practitioners/practitioners-in-training may need to augment training/education/recruitment/retention.
  • Research that highlights methods BIPOC therapists use to improve access to care and reduce mental healthcare stigma. 

Guidelines for submissions can be found at

 Submission deadline for Fall 2020 issue: May 1, 2020.