Aims & Scope

The Journal of Human Services Scholarship and Interprofessional Collaboration (JHSSIC) spans professions and highlights interprofessional practice. It aims to situate the field of human services as a part of this interprofessional practice with a focus on comprehensive integrated interdisciplinary care. Within the scope of human services, human services practitioners work alongside other providers, including health and medical staff, psychologists, social workers and counselors, criminal justice and public safety staff, governmental experts and non-profits agencies, faith-based programs, etc., to construct systematic, efficient, and effective approaches to meeting human needs through prevention, intervention, and advocacy.

JHSSIC is devoted to promoting an interdisciplinary knowledge base for direct helping, prevention, and advocacy and publishes manuscripts by professionals and researchers in human services, psychology, social work, counseling, education, criminal justice, medicine and nursing, speech language pathology, public safety, recreation, and associated fields. The audiences of JHSSIC are practitioners, administrators, educators, students, and policy makers in the helping fields. The Journal publishes on topics related to prevention, treatment, clinical issues, service delivery and design, training and education, career and professional issues, advocacy, and policy to improve the lives of individuals and communities through interprofessional collaboration.


The mission of JHSSIC is to disseminate timely, free, open-access research on interdisciplinary helping for the advancement of all helping fields. Further, the Journal signals the empirically supported assertion that interprofessional collaboration and integrated care are the future of behavioral healthcare for improved client outcomes.



As helping professionals, we value interdisciplinary collaboration and integrated behavioral health in support of addressing the unique needs of the whole person. This requires practitioners to connect and cross pollinate in service of evidenced-based assessment and treatment. The Journal of Human Services Scholarship and Interprofessional Collaboration (JHSSIC) directly reflects these values and provides a scholarly outlet that encourages authors to add to the existing literature by celebrating creative ideas and empirical outcomes borne from interdisciplinary collaboration. Our vision for this journal is to encourage critical dialogue and cultivate meaningful professional relationships that model the very collaborations and integrations we hope to support in practice.