CNPT 2013 Sections

Guide for Authors

The team of The National Congress of Psychotraumatology invites specialists from related fields to join us by submitting their works (papers) for the Poster or Oral Presentation sections. 

All in-extenso papers accepted by the Scientific Committee by the 14th of October will be published in the Conference Publication and it will be assigned an ISBN code.

Papers and Abstracts shall be submitted by email to Diana Vasile at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.



The main theme of the Conference is „Trauma and Healing in a Striving Community”.  

We suggest the following related topics:


Resilience (Resilient individuals & communities)

Post-traumatic growth

Trauma and society

Healing and alleviation

Trauma psychological assistance

Trauma Counselling, Trauma Psychotherapy

Research in Psychotraumatology

Legal aspects in aggression and trauma

Trauma and Education

Trauma in Journalism

Trauma and spirituality

Early trauma and attachment issues

Road accidents

Work accidents

Trauma in Organisations

Vicarious traumatisation

Human development in traumatic context

Abandonment, separation, divorce

Death and dying

Medical trauma

Natural disasters

Immigration, migration


Your papers may be submitted under the following categories:

A. Research focus– quantative or qualitative studies conducted by researchers/research teams.

1. Thesis statement: the hypothesis, research statement, statement of the problem or issue being explored.

2. Methodology: brief overview of research method used to address the research question identified in the thesis statement. For the proposal, include information on the type of data collected (e.g., surveys, interviews, tests, literary analysis or critique, observations) but not on design, sampling, or data analyses techniques (these should be explained in the full paper).

3. Results: the main findings of the study, resulting from the methods used.

4. Conclusions and Implications: what the results mean for the field of study or for society; relate back to the thesis statement.

B. Practice Focus - may include counseling and psychotherapy case studies, interventions’ strategies of different institutions, new psychological, psycho-educational and psychosocial assistance interventions, methods and technics.

1. Framework: the scholarly knowledge base--theoretical framework, previous research, or conceptual approach--upon which the practical application is based.

2. Description of practical application: what was designed or developed, how was it implemented, in what setting and with whom?

3. Outcomes: what has been learned from the implementation, what strengths and weaknesses have been identified?

4. Implications: what are the next steps or the implications for future practice or for society.

C. Theory Focus- papers that advance new ideas and perspectives or amendments to existing theories.

1. Statement of the hypothesis, theoretical perspective, or idea being asserted.

2. Relationship to existing theories or perspectives in the field.

3. Contribution: how proposed idea advances knowledge in the field or benefits society.




The evaluation of each abstract and paper will be made by groups of 2 reviewers, members of the reviewing team which is part of the Scientific Committee.   The assesors will not share their conclusions with each other. They will rate the papers from 1 to 5, 1 for insufficient and 5 for excellent.

Abstracts and papers that will be graded  minimum 4 by each assesor will be accepted. Abstracts and paper that are graded lower will be sent back for corrections. The process of evaluation will resume: the rewritten paper will be accepted with a minimum grade of 4 by each assesor. If its grade is below 4, the respective abstract/paper will be eventually rejected.




Paper Submission Guidelines

  • Since selected papers will be published after the conference, authors are requested to follow style and format.


All abstracts and in-extenso papers should follow the next suggestions:

-          Formatting: A4

-          Margins: 2,5 cm

-          Font: Times New Roman, size 12

-          Line spacing: 1.5

-          New paragraph: no tab or spaces, no line spacing between paragraphs.



The abstracts will need to match the following criteria:

-          Word count: 250 maximum.

-          The title of the abstract should be as specific as possible, as opposed to being too general.

-          Write the complete names of the authors, along with their scientific and/or profesoral title and the institution of afiliation.

-          If the paper is a research study, the abstract will include the respective study’s objectives and hypothesis, information regarding the participants’ group, the methods that were used, the results and the main conclusions. 

-          If the paper is a practice study, the abstract will contain the premises of the study, a presentation of the author/the institution, how the intervention strategies were developed and applied, the specifics of the intervention, results and their significance.

-          If the paper is a theoretical study, the abstract will contain the theories that originated the author’s interest, the scientific premises on which the new ideas  and concepts are based, and the new contributions proposed.

Papers and Abstracts shall be submitted by email to Diana Vasile at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.



The in-extenso papers presented at CNPT 2013 should follow these suggestions:

-          Maximum number of pages: 10.

-          The paper’s title should be as specific and as clear as possible.

-          Write the complete names of the authors, along with their scientific and/or profesoral title and the institution of afiliation.

-          The paper will include an introduction, a section dedicated to the metodology/ case study/ intervention, a section describing the results and a section of discussion and suggestions.

-          The bibliography will contain all the sources, including the electronic ones. Here are some examples of formatting the bibliographic resources.



Author, I. N. (Year). Book title.City: Publishing House.


Rogers, C. R. (1961). On becoming a person. Boston: Houghton Mifflin.


Autor, I. N. (Year). Article title. The Journal’s title, volume’s number, page numbers.


Smith, L. V. (2000). Referencing articles in APA format. APA Format Weekly, 34, 4-10.

Electronic resources

Author, A. A. (Year). Paper title. Retrieved from source.


Cherry, K. (2006). Guide to APA format. About Psychology. Retrieved from

Other electronic resources (unidentified author: teams, institutions)

Report/paper title. (Year). Source (Magazine, number, page numbers or the web address)


The ultimate APA format guidebook. (2006). Hartford, CT: Student Press.


The ultimate APA format guidebook. (2006).

Link for further details of formatting scientific papers in APA Citation Style.



Authorship implies significant participation in the research or writing of a manuscript, including participation in the design and/or interpretation of reported experiments or results, participation in the acquisition and/or analysis of data, and participation in the drafting and/or revising of the manuscript. All authors must agree to the order of the author listing and must have read and approved submission of the final manuscript. They must also agree to take responsibility for the work in the event that its integrity or veracity is questioned.

Each submitted manuscript must include a paragraph (not included in the word count) in a separate section after the body of the main text and before the acknowledgments that states each author’s contribution.


Presentation Tips

  • The official language of the conference is Romanian, but presentations will be allowed in English and translation to Romanian will be provided.
  • Each paper will be allotted 30 minutes, 20 minutes for presentation and 10 minutes for discussion Presenters could make oral presentations, poster presentations and PowerPoint presentations.
  • Organizers will provide all necessary equipments for your presentations, such as a video projector, laptop, microphones, markers… Presenters might decide on their own to distribute handouts or copies of their paper to the audience.
  • Due to time constrains presenters will not be permitted to exceed allotted time for their presentation and for the question and answer session.
  • Please send your PPT presentation 2 days prior to the date of the Conference to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . Or bring your presentation on thumb drive and arrange with the moderator and the technician to make it ready before beginning of your presentation in order not to delay the timeframe of the conference.


 Papers and Abstracts shall be submitted by email to Diana Vasile at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.