Articles for Review

Unpublished Articles that are Currently Available for Review

All the articles published in the IJP are double-blind peer-reviewed (whereby the reviewer is unaware of the author's name; and the author is unaware who has reviewed their article) by two different people. There is a fuller description of the "double-blind peer-review" process here.

We have a team of professional reviewers to look at the articles that have been submitted for publication: these people are all either members of our Editorial Board; or the International Advisory Board; or other psychotherapist professionals with particular specialisations (like research); and ... we also ask all our published authors to join in with our peer-review process. 

We also accept - as reviewers and book reviewers (see here) - trainee psychotherapists from European Accredited Psychotherapy Training Institutes (EAPTI) and from Masters & Doctoral training courses in psychotherapy - and we have written guidelines about how to review a book for a professional journal.

So, if you would like to join our team or reviewers and review one of the articles below, please contact our Assistant Editor: Marzena Rusanowska: 
Or, if you know of anyone who might be interested in becoming a peer-reviewer of articles for the IJP: please ask them to contact Marzena Rusanowska.
(N.B. We like all our reviewers to submit a few professional details about themselves and their interests, so that we can 'best fit' them to the available articles.)

Articles Currently Available for Review (Mar, 2019)

(241) Emotionally Focused Couple Therapy: A Couple’s Struggle with Infidelity

The major purpose of this paper is to illustrate the theory, practice, and outcome of Emotionally Focused Couple Therapy. Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) has greatly influenced the world of marital therapy. It was developed by Susan Johnson and Leslie Greenberg in the early 1980s. This article involves emphasizing the formulation of EFT theory and application to a case example of a couple with infidelity. First, this paper will review the development of EFT and the influences of attachment theory. Next, it will illustrate how emotional interventions can influence the couple’s interactions and how key events create a change in couple’s interactions. In order to obtain a better understanding regarding EFT,a theory of change, major clinical interventions, and a structure to the therapy will be presented. Finally, this paper will present a clinical example, applying EFT to a couple who struggle with infidelity and discuss the outcomes
Keywords: Emotionally focused therapy, couple relationship, infidelity

c. 5,290 words
2 reviews needed

(243) Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing and body-oriented interventions: translating neuroscience to a clinical case study in the field of adoption


This article describes the positive effects of a trauma-based approach in an adopted adolescent girl with Somatic Symptom Disorder (SSD). Although symptoms seemed at first sight trauma-unrelated, exploration of her pre- and post-adoption history revealed that re-activated early life adversities (ELA) probably played a crucial role in the development of the condition. In this case study, we describe in depth the content of the trauma-focused sessions, using different forms of Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) and body-oriented exercises, as well as the theoretical rationale behind the clinical interventions.

This case study aims to support clinicians in the treatment of children who must deal with the sequelae of early traumatic events, by illustrating how the current neuroscientific knowledge on brain development and trauma can be used during the diagnostic and therapeutic process.

Key Words: Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), storytelling, psychological trauma, adoption, yoga, neurobiology

c. 5,900 words
2 reviews needed

(244) "Don't Say Anything You Can't Diagram": The Innovative Research Model of Eric Berne with on-going applications to the Drama Triangle.

Eric Berne's greatest invention was not Transactional Analysis. It was the scientific system that he invented in order to create ‘Transactional Analysis. He could teach this system to others, so that they could invent more transactional analysis. His system can be explained and duplicated.

c. 5,900 words
2 reviews needed