Articles for Review

Articles 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 diifferent 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.

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 also know of anyone who might like to become 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.)

Submitted Articles to the Journal - Currently Available for Review (Apr. 2018)

(230) Blended/Step Families And Challenges With Regards To Children Of Quetta District

Abstract: Broken families are the one where the parents have segregated or divorced. The risk that children in blended or step families will be left behind, both scholastically, and emotionally, is much greater than it is for children of intact families. Parental remarriage has a detrimental effect on children. According to many researchers step children would likely be exhibit mental, emotional and interpersonal problems. The researcher practiced snowball sampling in order to get through to their respondents. 170 children under the age group 10 to 18 year and selected through simple probability sampling with use of purposive and snowball sampling technique from four of the secondary schools with the help of Questionnaire and Interview Schedule. The study found the adverse affects of step/blended families on youngest and middle age children that they in early age take more negative effects on them and it ultimately affects on their schooling, grooming and socialization as well. The study recommended thatparents should pay attention and provide emotional affection to their kids because whatever time they had to spend enjoying has been passed. It’s the children’s who have to grow up and suffer. 

Keywords Relationships, Conflict, Step Child, Step Children, Domestic Arguments, Stereotype, Remarriage, Blended Families, Single Parent

1 review needed: c. 6,963 words

(233) Teaching in the 21st Century: Online Psychotherapy Training: 

Abstract: The arrival of the Internet, and the Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) that have followed in its wake, has revolutionized our lives, including how we teach.
The use of ICT allows students (and teachers) quick and easy access to a boundless volume of information that was not previously selected, resulting in an inevitable role change for both the former and the latter. Students, because this possibility allows them to be significantly more autonomous and to learn much more by themselves; teachers, because where they were once the main source of information and the transferors of knowledge, their work is now one of guidance, orientation and selecting the available information.
If an online training course is to be organized properly, the teachers/tutors need to be trained in this type of learning and a suitable Teaching Guide has to be drawn up, one that makes it possible to create a “Learning System” involving all the agents who take part in the full training process. This kind of training can be perfectly adapted to the systemic training, as shown by the excellent results of the xxxxx xxxxx xxxxx xxxxx online training program that has been given in Xxxxxxxx since 2003, and in Xxxxxx since 2013. 
Key words: Information and Communication Technologies, Systemic Training, On-line Training, Learning System, Teaching Guide.

2 reviews needed: c. 4,971 words

(215) From repeated impingement to cumulative trauma: A psychodynamic approach to the development of obsessional thinking in some cases

Abstract: Obsessional thoughts, both overt and covert in nature, form the central part of the profile of symptoms of Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD). In the one hundred years and more of theory relating to the origins of obsessional thinking from Freud to Salkovskis, a discussion has developed around the possible role that life events play in precipitating or in other ways contributing to its development - through predisposing to, maintaining or exacerbating the condition. The paper urges a closer examination of the cumulative interpersonal traumas that appear to lie in the background for many of these clients. The post-traumatic patina of obsessional thinking lends itself to a suggestion that an intimate link exists between sustained traumatic interpersonal environments and the development of rituals and ruminations. This paper proposes a way of understanding the link between intrusive obsessional thoughts, multiple impingements into the private space (that is, into those zones where the entry of others is neither welcome nor bearable) and the relative absence in the early interpersonal world of spaces in which to deal with these impingements. Three case vignettes are briefly discussed in order to provide support for the suggestions made here. Some implications of this conceptualisation for therapeutic work are outlined.
Key Words: Obsessive-compulsive disorder; Obsessional thought; Cumulative trauma; Impingement.

2 reviews needed: c. 6,428 words

(232) Towards a Differentiated Understanding of Treatment Outcome in Psychotherapy: A Qualitative-Quantitative Multiple Single-Case Study

Abstract: This paper discusses the question of what should be considered treatment success based on detailed investigation of 14 single cases of long-term therapies in a hypothesis-generating study using objective, subjective, quantitative, and qualitative data from clients’, therapists’, and researchers’ perspectives. Treatment outcome in psychotherapy cannot be judged from objective data derived from outcome measures alone. Qualitative and quantitative information from clients’ histories, personal backgrounds, detailed analyses of process-outcome relationships of relevant therapeutic factors, and therapists’ perspectives on the treatment processes all contribute to a more differentiated picture. Chronification of psychological problems and severity of clients’ structural psychological deficits significantly moderated a classification of outcome groups based on clients’ test results. Treatment outcome in psychotherapy should be classified using integrated knowledge that is based on major relevant client personality variables, subjective perspectives of the therapists and the clients, and objective treatment data on process-outcome relationships.
Keywords: Outcome – success – psychotherapy – process-outcome research – quantitative research – qualitative research.

2 reviews needed: c. 10,862 words