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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; 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: 
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(N.B. We like all our reviewers to submit a few professional details about themselves and their interests.)

Submitted Journal Articles Currently Available for Review (Sept 2017)

(222) Efficacy of Rational-Emotive Behaviour Therapy for Depressed University Students in Ghana

Abstract: Depression predicts subsequent difficulties in the psychological, academic, and social realms (Pomerantz & Rudolph, 2003) among the youth. The present study was to examine the efficacy of Rational-Emotive Behaviour Therapy for 39 depressed students in the University of Cape Coast, Ghana. It was hypothesized that the REBT Psychotherapy would have a positive impact on their depressive symptoms. Clients were taught the techniques of REBT and how to apply it in their life. The results showed a mean score of 27.18 and 12.69 on the pre-test and post-test respectfully. This means that depression in pre-test was higher than performance in post-test. Two dependent t-tests were conducted and the results from the t-test revealed a significant difference between pre-test performance (M=27.18, SD=5.46) and post-test performance (M=12.69, SD=4.12, t(38)= 16.293, p=.000 (2-tailed). This implies that the performance in pre-test is higher than the performance in post-test. The findings suggest that the REBT is an effective treatment and applicable for Ghanaian depressed students.
Keywords: Depression, University students, Rational Emotive Behaviour Therapy.

2 reviews needed: c. 3,650 words

(224) Clinical outcomes in routine evaluation of trainee-led psychotherapy: Effects on clients’ inter-personal problems and psychological symptoms

Abstract: A significant proportion of the psychotherapy in Sweden is delivered by psychology trainees at special educational clinical departments within the universities. The aim of this study was to investigate the effectiveness of the treatments at three clinics measured by outcomes of psychiatric symptoms and functioning (Clinical Outcomes in Routine Evaluation – Outcome Measures) and interpersonal problems (Inventory of interpersonal problems). The study included within-group comparisons based on data from 734 clients collected before and after individually short time psychotherapy. The results show large effect sizes for the pre-to post change for psychological symptoms and for interpersonal problems and a medium effect size for functions in general. About 60 % of the clients had clinically symptoms and function problems before therapy and around 60 % of them recovered. Therefore, trainee-led therapy are clinical effective and should be seen as a helpful complement to the treatment of common psychiatric health problems.
Keywords: Interpersonal problems, psychological symptoms, IIP, CORE-OM, psychotherapy training, trainee, effectiveness, outcomes

2 reviews needed: c. 5,900 words