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International Journal of Psychotherapy

Articles for Review

Unpublished Articles that are Available for Review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. 

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: assistant.editor.ijp@gmail.com 
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 (Oct - Nov, 2018)

Articles Submitted for a 'Special Issue' on Transactional Analysis

We have a forthcoming 'Special Issue' on Transactional Analysis Psychotherapy to be published in June 2019. We are working in co-operation with a team from the European Association for Transactional Analysis (EATA).
They select the articles and then double-blind peer-review the articles once; and we 
double-blind peer-review the articles for a second time. The authors then get their articles back, with the 2 sets of reviews, plus any Editorial 'suggestions, prior to submitting their 'Final version'. So - for this 'Special Issue' - we currently have:

(TA2) ‘Single-Case design review and Meta-Analysis for Supporting the way of Transactional Analysis toward the recognition as an Empirically Supported Treatment for depression.

Abstract:  Common Mental Disorders represent a severe burden for health, society and economy. Several psychotherapies have shown their efficacy on treating Common Mental Disorders using randomized clinical trials. Psychotherapies that are not supported by research evidences are disenfranchised and marginalized. A way to obtain recognition as Empirically Supported Treatment relies on systematic replication of single-case designs and on the aggregation of results through a meta-analysis. The purpose of this meta-analytic review was to synthesizing single-case research on Transactional Analysis (TA) treatment for depression. Specifically, the effect of TA treatment for depression was examined in 11 studies published between 2012 and 2017. Results indicated that, on average, TA psychotherapy for depression had a large effect on depressive symptoms, g = 0.89, 95% confidence interval (CI) [0.29-1.50]. Implication for future research on TA manualized treatment for specific Common Mental Disorders is discussed.

1 review needed: c. 6,030 words

(TA5) Psychological Games in the Consulting Room

Abstract: In this article, we describe some of our thinking about working with the transferential dramas that Berne (1964) referred to as “psychological games”. A game is an exchange of ulterior (unconscious) messages between individuals and is akin to what is called ‘enactment’ in psychoanalytic approaches. Berne understood these dynamics as something to be avoided in the consulting room; however, we propose that the therapist’s participation in a game can become an important avenue for “hearing” the client’s unspoken communication.

1 review needed: c. 6,023 words