Logo - springer
Slogan - springer

Psychology | Psychological Injury and Law - incl. option to publish open access (Editorial Board)

We’re working on a new version of this journal site - preview it now
Psychological Injury and Law

Psychological Injury and Law

Editor-in-Chief: Gerald Young

ISSN: 1938-971X (print version)
ISSN: 1938-9728 (electronic version)

Journal no. 12207

80,33 € Personal Rate e-only
Get Subscription

Online subscription, valid from January through December of current calendar year

Immediate access to this year's issues via SpringerLink

1 Volume(-s) with 4 issue(-s) per annual subscription

Automatic annual renewal

More information: >> FAQs // >> Policy


Gerald Young, Ph.D., C. Psych.
Department of Psychology, Glendon College, York University, Canada


Craig R. Lareau, J.D., Ph.D., ABPP

Patton State Hospital


Andrew W. Kane, Ph.D., ABAP
Wisconsin School of Professional Psychology


1. Law (evidence, tort, personal injury)

David DeMatteo, J.D., Ph.D., ABPP (Forensic)
Drexel University

Michael E. Keesler, J.D., Ph.D.
Drexel University

2. Forensic Psychology

Andrew W. Kane, Ph.D., ABAP
Wisconsin School of Professional Psychology

Madelyn Milchman, Ph.D.
Upper Montclair, New Jersey

3. Assessment

Marvin W. Acklin, Ph.D.
Honolulu, Hawaii

4. Symptom Validity Testing (SVT) and Malingering

David Berry, Ph.D.
Department of Psychology, University of Kentucky

5. Disability

Izabela Z. Schultz, Ph.D., ABPP, ABVE
Department of Educational and Counselling Psychology, and Special Education, University of British Columbia, Canada

Pamela Warren, Ph.D.
Carle Physician Group & University of Illinois, Medical School, Department of Psychiatry

6. Return to Work

Pamela Warren, Ph.D.
Carle Physician Group & University of Illinois, Medical School, Department of Psychiatry

Izabela Z. Schultz, Ph.D., ABPP, ABVE
Department of Educational and Counselling Psychology, and Special Education, University of British Columbia, Canada

7. Practice Matters

Mark Worthen, Ph.D.
Fairview, NC

8. Posttraumatic Stress (PTSD/ Distress)

Robert H. Pietrzak, Ph.D., M.P.H.
U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs National Center for PTSD & Yale School of Medicine

Jack Tsai, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, Yale School of Medicine & Research Director, VA Homeless Programs Office

9. Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)

Maria A. Bergman, Ph.D., ABPP
Tuscaloosa VA Medical Center, Tuscaloosa, Alabama

Laszlo A. Erdodi, Ph. D.
University of Windsor, Canada

10. Chronic Pain

William W. Deardorff, Ph.D., ABPP, QME
UCLA School of Medicine, Los Angeles, California

11. Discrimination and Harassment

William E. Foote, Ph.D.
Albuquerque, New Mexico

Louise F. Fitzgerald, Ph.D.
Fort Lauderdale, Florida

12. Ethics

Michael E. Schatman, Ph.D.
Executive Director, Foundation for Ethics in Pain Care

Shane S. Bush, Ph.D.
Long Island Neuropsychology, PC, Lake Ronkonkoma, New York

13. General Interest and Controversies

Robert J. Gatchel, Ph.D., ABPP
University of Texas at Arlington

Gerald Young, Ph.D., C. Psych.
Department of Psychology, Glendon College, York University, Canada

14. Dissociation

Tyson D. Bailey, Psy. D., ABPP
Lynnwood, Washington

Bethany Brand, Ph. D.
Department of Psychology, Towson University


Marc Ackerman, Ph.D. (Forensics)
Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Paul A. Arbisi, Ph.D. (Assessment)
Minneapolis VA Medical Center, MH&B PSL, Minneapolis, Minnesota

Gordon Asmundson, Ph.D. (PTSD)
University of Regina, Canada

Bradley N. Axelrod, Ph.D. (TBI)
John D. Dingell VA Medical Center, Detroit, Michigan

Jeffrey Barth, Ph.D., ABPP-CN (TBI)
Department of Psychiatry and Neurobehavioral Sciences, University of Virginia School of Medicine

Erica Beecher-Monas, LL.M., J.S.D. (Law)
Wayne State University Law School

Daniel Bruns, Psy.D. (Pain)
Greeley, Colorado

Larry Cohen, Esq. (Disability)
Phoenix, Arizona

Beth Darnall, Ph.D. (Ethics)
Palo Alto, CA

Melanie P. Duckworth, Ph.D. (Pain)
University of Nevada, Reno

Joel Dvoskin, Ph.D., ABPP (Forensics)
University of Arizona College of Medicine

Jon D. Elhai, Ph.D. (PTSD)
University of Toledo

Charles Ewing, Ph.D., J.D. (Law)
University of Buffalo Law School

John M. Fabian, J.D., Psy.D., ABPP (Law)
Cleveland, Ohio

David Faigman, M.A., J.D. (Law)
Hastings College of Law, University of California

Charles Figley, Ph.D. (PTSD)
Traumatology Institute, Tulane University

Michael S. Finch, J.D., S.J.D. (Law)
Stetson Law School

James Flens, Psy.D., ABPP (Forensics)
Brandon, Florida

David Forbes, Ph.D. (PTSD)
Director, Australian Centre for Posttraumatic Mental Health; Department of Psychiatry, The University of Melbourne

B. Christopher Frueh, Ph.D. (PTSD)
Department of Psychiatry, Baylor College of Medicine

Alan Goldberg, Psy.D., ABPP, J.D. (Disability)
Tucson, Arizona

Michael C. Gottlieb, Ph.D., FAFP (Forensics)
Dallas, Texas

Anouk L. Grubaugh, Ph.D. (PTSD)
Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences, Behavioral, Epidemiologic, and Community Health Division (BEACH), Medical University of South Carolina

Thomas Guilmette, Ph.D., ABPP-CN (Disability)
Providence College

Stephen Haynes, Ph.D. (Assessment)
University of Hawaii

Kirk Heilbrun, Ph.D., ABPP (Forensics)
Drexel University

James Hoelzle, Ph.D. (SVT/Malingering)
Marquette University, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Laura Howe, J.D., Ph.D. (Forensics)
VA Palo Alto Health Care System, Palo Alto, California

Steven K. Huprich, Ph.D. (Assessment)
Eastern Michigan University

Tony Iezzi, Ph.D. (Pain)
London Health Sciences Centre, Canada

Grant Iverson, Ph.D. (TBI)
Department of Psychiatry, University of British Columbia, Canada

Ronald Kaplan, Ph.D. (General Interest and Controversies)
Hamilton, Canada

Terence Keane, Ph.D. (PTSD)
Division of Psychiatry, Boston University, and Boston VA Medical Center

Ali Khadivi, Ph.D. (Practice Matters)
Bronx-Lebanon Hospital Center, Bronx, New York

William Koch, Ph.D., ABPP (Forensics)
North Vancouver, Canada

Barbara L. Kornblau, J.D. (Ethics)
Arlington, VA

Jeffrey Kreutzer, Ph.D. (TBI)
Virginia Commonwealth University Medical Center, Richmond, Virginia

Ronald J. Kulich, Ph.D. (Pain)
Center for Pain Medicine, Dept. of Anesthesia, Critical Care, and Pain Medicine, Massachusetts General Hospital

Dona E. C. Locke, Ph.D., ABPP-CN (Assessment)
Mayo Clinic, Scottsdale, Arizona

Chris J. Main, Ph.D.; F.B.Ps.S. (Disability)
ARC National Primary Care Centre, Keele University, United Kingdom

Michael F. Martelli, Ph.D., AAPM (Forensics)
Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, University of Virginia Health

Marc A. Martinez, Ph.D., ABPP (Assessment)
New York, USA

Joni L. Mihura, Ph.D. (Assessment)
University of Toledo

Randy K. Otto, Ph.D. (Law)
Department of Mental Health Law & Policy, Florida Mental Health Institute

Patrick A. Palmieri, Ph.D. (PTSD)
Center for the Treatment and Study of Traumatic Stress, Summa Health System, Akron, Ohio

David B. Peterson, Ph.D., CRC, NCC (Disability)
Division of Special Education and Counseling, California State University, Los Angeles

Trica L. Peterson, Ph.D., ABPP (General Interest and Controversies)
New York, USA

Lisa D. Piechowski, Ph.D., ABPP (Law)
Department of Clinical Psychology, American School of Professional Psychology

Stephen Porter, Ph.D. (PTSD)
Dalhousie University, Canada

Kenneth M. Prkachin, Ph.D. (Disability)
Psychology and Health Science Programs, University of Northern British Columbia, Canada

Paul M. Richards, Ph.D. (TBI)
Louisville, Colorado

J. Donald Richardson, M.D. (PTSD)
Department of Psychiatry, University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario

Jim Robinson, Ph.D. (Pain)
Rehabilitation Medicine, University of Washington

Richard C. Robinson, PhD. (Pain)
Bellevue, Washington

Richard Rogers, Ph.D. (Assessment)
University of North Texas

Martin L. Rohling, Ph.D. (SVT/Malingeing)
University of South Alabama

Steven Rubenzer, Ph.D., ABPP (Forensics)
Houston, Texas

Kenneth J. Ruggiero, Ph.D. (PTSD)
Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences, National Crime Victims Research & Treatment Center, Medical University of South Carolina

Gary Schoener, M.Eq., Psy.D. (Hon.) (Forensics)
Minneapolis, Minnesota

Christian Schutte, Ph.D. (TBI)
Belleville, Michigan

Martin Sellbom, Ph.D. (SVT/Malingeing)
Department of Psychology, University of Otago

David Shapiro, Ph.D. (Forensics)
Center for Psychological Studies, Nova Southeastern University

Jillian Shipherd, Ph.D. (PTSD)
National Center for PTSD, Women's Health Sciences Division, VA Boston
Healthcare System, Boston, Massachusetts

Michael Sullivan, Ph.D. (Pain)
Departments of Psychology, Neurology, Medicine, McGill University, Canada

Raymond Tait, Ph.D. (Pain)
Department of Psychiatry, St. Louis University School of Medicine

Steven Taylor, Ph.D., ABPP (PTSD)
Department of Psychiatry, University of British Columbia, Canada

Rodney D. Vanderploeg, Ph.D. (TBI)
James A. Haley VA Hospital, Tampa, Florida

Tara L. Victor, Ph.D. (SVT/Malingeing)
California State University

Nancy Wolff, Ph.D. (PTSD)
Center for Behavioral Health Services & Criminal Justice Research Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey

Bob Woody, J.D., Ph.D. (Forensics)
University of Nebraska at Omaha

Dustin B. Wygant, Ph.D. (SVT/Malingeing)
Eastern Kentucky University

Stephen J. Ziegler, Ph.D., J.D. (Ethics)
Fort Wayne, Indiana

Lori Zoellner, Ph.D. (PTSD)
University of Washington

Celebrating Research, Teaching and Publications at Glendon 

Celebrating Research, Teaching and Publications at Glendon

It was with great pride that Glendon faculty members assembled on November 4, 2008 to honour the accomplishments of their peers in research, publications and teaching excellence.

Research award recipient Gerald Young, professor of psychology at Glendon 

Award Gerald Young
The highlight of the ceremony was the conferring of the Principal’s Awards of Excellence in three areas of achievement. Associate professor of psychology Gerald Young received the Glendon Principal’s Award for Research Excellence for his ongoing work in the area of psychological injury and the law.
A long-time, highly-respected member of Glendon’s psychology department, Young holds a B.A. from McGill University, Montreal (1969), an M.A. from the University of Western Ontario (1972) and a PhD from the Université de Montréal (1974).
Young is senior co-author and co-editor of two recently published books, in collaboration with A.W. Kane and K. Nicholson: Psychological Knowledge in Court: PTSD, Pain, and TBI (New York: Springer, 2006) and Causality of Psychological Injury: Presenting Evidence in Court (New York: Springer, 2007).
He is the founder and editor of this specialization’s first journal: The Journal of Psychological Injury and Law; he is also the founder and president of the field’s first association: The Association for Scientific Advancement in Psychological Injury and Law.
Young is currently working on a graduate-level text on rehabilitation, psychological injury and the law, as well as a book with the title, Origins of Behaviour.
“I feel honoured to be selected among so many great researchers on this campus”, said Young. “The number of publications emerging [from Glendon] and the financial support provided for research confirm the excellence of the faculty here. This award is a greatly valued recognition of the hard work I have been putting into my research and my publications.”

Read this Journal on Springerlink

For authors and editors

  • Aims and Scope

    Aims and Scope


    Psychological Injury and Law is a journal designed as a multidisciplinary forum for the dissemination of research articles and scholarly exchanges about issues pertaining to the interface of psychology and law in the area of trauma, injury, and their psychological impact. The journal intends to help build the evidentiary research base of the field, and to critically examine its concepts and practice.

    Psychological impairments and disabilities may arise from physical and/or mental injuries ascribed to alleged negligent actions. They need to be judiciously assessed for their validity, and treated when evaluated as valid. They lead to legal and related action when there are long term or permanent effects.


  • Submit Online
  • Open Choice - Your Way to Open Access
  • Instructions for Authors

    Instructions for Authors


  • Languages



  • Conflict of Interest Disclosure Form (do...
  • Author Academy: Training for Authors
  • Copyright Information

    Copyright Information


    Copyright Information

    For Authors

    Submission of a manuscript implies: that the work described has not been published before (except in form of an abstract or as part of a published lecture, review or thesis); that it is not under consideration for publication elsewhere; that its publication has been approved by all co-authors, if any, as well as – tacitly or explicitly – by the responsible authorities at the institution where the work was carried out.

    Author warrants (i) that he/she is the sole owner or has been authorized by any additional copyright owner to assign the right, (ii) that the article does not infringe any third party rights and no license from or payments to a third party is required to publish the article and (iii) that the article has not been previously published or licensed. The author signs for and accepts responsibility for releasing this material on behalf of any and all co-authors. Transfer of copyright to Springer (respective to owner if other than Springer) becomes effective if and when a Copyright Transfer Statement is signed or transferred electronically by the corresponding author. After submission of the Copyright Transfer Statement signed by the corresponding author, changes of authorship or in the order of the authors listed will not be accepted by Springer.

    The copyright to this article, including any graphic elements therein (e.g. illustrations, charts, moving images), is assigned for good and valuable consideration to Springer effective if and when the article is accepted for publication and to the extent assignable if assignability is restricted for by applicable law or regulations (e.g. for U.S. government or crown employees).

    The copyright assignment includes without limitation the exclusive, assignable and sublicensable right, unlimited in time and territory, to reproduce, publish, distribute, transmit, make available and store the article, including abstracts thereof, in all forms of media of expression now known or developed in the future, including pre- and reprints, translations, photographic reproductions and microform. Springer may use the article in whole or in part in electronic form, such as use in databases or data networks for display, print or download to stationary or portable devices. This includes interactive and multimedia use and the right to alter the article to the extent necessary for such use.

    Authors may self-archive the Author's accepted manuscript of their articles on their own websites. Authors may also deposit this version of the article in any repository, provided it is only made publicly available 12 months after official publication or later. He/she may not use the publisher's version (the final article), which is posted on SpringerLink and other Springer websites, for the purpose of self-archiving or deposit. Furthermore, the Author may only post his/her version provided acknowledgement is given to the original source of publication and a link is inserted to the published article on Springer's website. The link must be accompanied by the following text: "The final publication is available at link.springer.com".

    Prior versions of the article published on non-commercial pre-print servers like arXiv.org can remain on these servers and/or can be updated with Author's accepted version. The final published version (in pdf or html/xml format) cannot be used for this purpose. Acknowledgement needs to be given to the final publication and a link must be inserted to the published article on Springer's website, accompanied by the text "The final publication is available at link.springer.com". Author retains the right to use his/her article for his/her further scientific career by including the final published journal article in other publications such as dissertations and postdoctoral qualifications provided acknowledgement is given to the original source of publication.

    Author is requested to use the appropriate DOI for the article. Articles disseminated via link.springer.com are indexed, abstracted and referenced by many abstracting and information services, bibliographic networks, subscription agencies, library networks, and consortia.

    For Readers

    While the advice and information in this journal is believed to be true and accurate at the date of its publication, neither the authors, the editors, nor the publisher can accept any legal responsibility for any errors or omissions that may have been made. The publisher makes no warranty, express or implied, with respect to the material contained herein.

    All articles published in this journal are protected by copyright, which covers the exclusive rights to reproduce and distribute the article (e.g., as offprints), as well as all translation rights. No material published in this journal may be reproduced photographically or stored on microfilm, in electronic data bases, video disks, etc., without first obtaining written permission from the publisher (respective the copyright owner if other than Springer). The use of general descriptive names, trade names, trademarks, etc., in this publication, even if not specifically identified, does not imply that these names are not protected by the relevant laws and regulations.

    Springer has partnered with Copyright Clearance Center's RightsLink service to offer a variety of options for reusing Springer content. For permission to reuse our content please locate the material that you wish to use on link.springer.com or on springerimages.com and click on the permissions link or go to copyright.com, then enter the title of the publication that you wish to use. For assistance in placing a permission request, Copyright Clearance Center can be connected directly via phone: +1-855-239-3415, fax: +1-978-646-8600, or e-mail: info@copyright.com.

    © Springer Science+Business Media New York

Alerts for this journal


Get the table of contents of every new issue published in Psychological Injury and Law.