Art Nezu, PhD, Appointed to International Advisory Group
December 4, 2013 — Art Nezu, PhD, Distinguished University Professor of Psychology, has recently been appointed to the International Advisory Group and Consensus Panel that will develop the protocol for CONSORT-SPI. CONSORT-SPI will be the journal article reporting guidelines that represents an extension of the original Consolidated Standards of Reporting Trials (CONSORT) Statement, but specific to Social and Psychological Interventions (SPI). The general CONSORT Statement is an evidenced-based set of guidelines aimed at standardizing the manner in which researchers report the methodology and results of their clinical trials. This statement has been adopted by over 600 health and mental health research journals world-wide. Originally developed primarily for applications in the medical field, researchers and journal editors in the social and psychological sciences have suggested that the CONSORT statement is less relevant to their needs. As such, the core CONSORT group, emanating from the Centre for Evidence-Based Interventions of Oxford University in the UK, plan to extend the original guidelines to be more in keeping with clinical trials involving psychosocial interventions, hence the need to develop CONSORT-SPI and the creation of this new advisory group. Dr. Nezu is currently Editor of the Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, Associate Editor of the Archives of Scientific Psychology, and Chair-Elect of the Council of Editors of the American Psychological Association.