International Advisory Board

IJP International Advisory Board 

Mohammad Quasi Abdullah (Syria); B.Psych; Ph.D. & CPScD (Clin.Psych), Vice-Dean Faculty Ed. (Scientific Affairs) (1997-2001); Vice-Dean Faculty Ed.(Students & Admin. Affairs) (2008-2011); Dean Fac. Education (2012-2015); Vice-Pres. Univ. Aleppo (2015-present); Prof. (Clinic. Psych & Mental Health) Aleppo; Member Arab Union Writers & Researchers; Present. Committee of Student Affairs (U. Aleppo); Editorial Board Psychology & Psychological Research International Journal (PPRIJ); Editorial Board Current Opinion in Neurological Sciences Journal (CONS); Editorial Board International Journal of Mental Health & Psychiatry. Has published many articles and several books: Psychopathology and Abnormal psychology. Clinical Psychology, Child and Adolescent Psychopathology, Personality, Counseling theories and psychotherapy. Research and science ethics, Personality theories and clinical implications. Psychological processes and cognitive functions, Adolescent and child mental health. Topics of positive psychology Such as optimism, well-being, self-concept and self-esteem, pleasure, lifestyle, life-quality….) educational & psychological research methodology, Health and medical psychology. 

A. Roy Bowden(New Zealand); BA, MSW (Hons), MNZAP, MDAPAANZ, WCPC; New Zealand Representative, World Council for Psychotherapy; Former President New Zealand Association of Psychotherapists; Distinguished Service Award, NZ Association of Psychotherapists; 'Te Tohu o Te Pihi [Award of the Seed]' for Bicultural Advocacy in Psychotherapy; Head of Health Sciences Wellington Institute of Technology; Senior Lecturer Social Policy and Social Work, Massey University.

Paul Boyesen (France): Board member of the European Association for Psychotherapy, founder of Psycho-Organic Analysis, co-founder of EFAPO and president of the Boyesen Foundation. He has extensive international experience (Europe, America and Australia) of humanistic psychology. Since 1975, he has been leading teams of teachers in biodynamic psychology and psycho-organic analysis in Europe. Creator of PIT (Primary Impulse Training). Past-President of the EAP (European Association for Psychotherapy) from 2003 to 2005. He is the author of "For whom I wake up in the morning?" (The Adire Editions) and many articles.

Shaun J.F. Brookhouse (UK): MA, PGCert(ClinSup), CertEd.; Full Clinical Member, UK Council for Psychotherapy; Principal, National College of Hypnosis and Psychotherapy; President, European Association for Hypno-Psychotherapy; Co-Founder and Honorary Fellow, National Society of Hypnosis, Psychotherapy and Mindfulness; Holder, European Certificate of Psychotherapy; Accredited Counsellor, European Association for Counselling; Director, Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council; Advisor, Institute of Complementary and Natural Medicine.

Jacqueline A. Carleton (USA); Ph.D.; Founding Editor, International Body Psychotherapy Journal; National Institute for the Psychotherapies, Integrative Trauma Treatment Program.

Loray Dawes (Canada); M.A. (Clin. Psych.), Ph.D. (Psychotherapy) (South Africa), Cert. Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy (Masterson Institute)(N.Y.)(USA). Reg. Clin. Psych. (South Africa), Reg. Psych., R.C.C., (BC), C.C.C., C.C.P.C.P.R. (Canada), Diplomate American Psychotherapy Association (DAPA), Diplomate IABMCP (USA). Director British Columbia Masterson Institute, Faculty member International Masterson Institute (NY), Post –doctoral fellow Existential Psychoanalytic Institute (Missoula Montana); Assistant Editor 'Global Health' Canada.

Rodolfo de Bernhart (Italy); 
M.D. Psych., Director of Istituto di Terapia Familiare di Firenze; Professor of Family Therapy at Psychiatry Res. Medicine, University of Florence; President of Int. Ass. for the Study of Attachment (IASA); Founding President of Association of Institutes of Family Therapy (AITF); Past-President of European Association of Psychotherapy (EAP); Member of ... International. Ass. of Systemic Mediators (AIMS); Italian Federation of Psychotherapy Associations (FIAP); Italian Association of Family Therapy (SITF); Charter and Foreign Member of AFTA (American Family Therapy Academy); Charter Member & Board Member of European Family Therapy Association (EFTA); Founding Member of Forum of EU Mediation. Member of World Council of Psychotherapy (WCP), SIPPR Member; Member of the board of many Italian and international Journals; Editor of Mediazione Familiare Sistemica (MFS). 

Terence Dowdall (South Africa); Ph.D.; Forensic Psychologist; formerly Director of the University of Cape Town Child Guidance Clinic and Head of Clinical Psychology Training; Senior Lecturer in Clinical Psychology; Distinguished Teacher Award of the University of Cape Town.

Götz Egloff (Germany); M.A., ECP, Psychoanalyst, Child and Adolescent Psychotherapist, Psychotherapeutic Practice; Affil. U. of Heidelberg, Germany; Co-editor, Yearbook of Psychohistorical Research, Heidelberg; Member German Assoc. Psychiatry (DGPPN); Member German Assoc. Psychosomatic Ob/Gyn (DGPFG); Psychotherapist Associate of American Psychoanalytic Assoc (APSAA/IPA).

Richard G. Erskine (Canada); Ph.D., Training Director, Institute for Integrative Psychotherapy; University Professor (retired) who now conducts professional workshop and teaches Integrative Psychotherapy throughout Europe.

Dorothy Firman (USA)Ed.D, LMHC (Licensed Mental Health Counselor-USA), BCC (Board Certified Coach); ACS (Approved Clinical Supervisor). Director: The Synthesis Center, Amherst, MA; Associate Professor of Graduate Psychology, American International College.

Maksim Goncharov (Russia);  M.D., Ph.D., psychiatrist, psychotherapist, board member of the World Association of Positive Psychotherapy (WAPP), World and European Certificate of Psychotherapy holder, international master trainer of International Academy on Positive and Transcultural Psychotherapy (IAPP), director of a private clinic “Center for Positive Psychotherapy” in the Far East of Russia. Member of WCP, EAP, IFP, WAPP and director of Far Eastern branch of Russian Professional Psychotherapeutic League. 

Miles Groth (USA); Ph.D., Fordham University; Professor, Department of Psychology, Wagner College, New York; private practice, psychoanalysis and existential therapy; Co-Director, Australian Institute for Men's Health and Studies; Editor,New Male Studies: An International Journal; clinical affiliate, Society for Existential Analysis (London); Editorial Board, Review of Existential Psychology and Psychiatry (USA)

Bob Henley (USA); Ph.D., California Licensed Psychologist.

Toby Sigrún Herman 
(Iceland); MHR, Supervisor, Family Therapist, Certified Psychotherapist, EAP European Register, Certified Educator, Career & Guidance Counselor, Ministry of Education, Science and Culture, Iceland; Former Delegate Iceland to EAP and EFTA; Former member Board of Specialists, Family Therapy Program, Inst. of Continuing Education, University of Iceland; Former President, Association of Professionals in Family Therapy Practice, Iceland; Former Treasurer Educators Association Iceland Medical Fund; Former President Icelandic Association of Supervision and Chair of Training Standards Committee; Former President International Family Therapy Association.

Theodor Itten (Switzerland); B.A., Graduate Member British Psychological Society (GM- BPS); Psychotherapist Member of the United Kingdom Council of Psychotherapy (UKCP); Member Swiss Society for Social Psychiatry; Ordinary Member, The Association of Swiss Psychotherapists (ASP); Member of the International Federation of Psychotherapy; Past President of the Swiss Association of Psychotherapist.

Ivan Kirillov (Russia, Turkey); 
MD, PhD, psychiatrist, psychotherapist, international trainer & supervisor for World Association of Positive Psychotherapy; author of "Basic Course of Positive Psychodynamic Psychotherapy" & "Positive Psychotherapy in Progress: Theoretical reflections.".

Thomas Kornbichler (Germany); Dr. phil. Dipl. psych.; clinical psychologist and licensed psychotherapist, Berlin; member of the “Berlin Chamber of Psychotherapists”, member of the “German Association of Psychotherapists (DPTV)”, member of the “World Association for Positive Psychotherapy (WAPP)”; as an international lecturer he has taught psychotherapy in Bolivia, Cyprus, Czech Republic and Turkey; CEO of POLEA GmbH ( a European institution for health promotion; author of several books on psychotherapy, health promotion and psychohistory.

Eugenius Laurinaitis (Lithuania); MD, Ph.D., Mykolas Romeris University, Vilnius, Lithuania. Past-President of EAP; General Secretary, EAP.

Alan Lidmila
Ph.D., B.A.(Hons); Dip. Psychotherapy; Dip. S.W.; UKCP Reg. (Psychoanalytic & Jungian Analysis); Elected Member of Council for PJA Exec; UKCP Training Standards Committees; Member: Hallam Institute Psychotherapy (Sheffield), former Chairman (2009-14); formerly Lecturer & Trainer, including at Sheffield University MA. Analytic Psychotherapy (1998), Manchester University Extramural Dept., Leeds Polytechnic and  W.P.F. Counselling North (Clinical Consultant); NHS Clinical Supervisor, Barnsley CMHT (2008), Currently activity includes UKCP accreditation & complaints procedures, mediation, & private practice in psychotherapy & supervision.

Michel Meignant (France); MD, Honorary President of French Federation of Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis; former president of the EAP; former treasurer of WCP; psychotherapist; director of films on psychotherapy: 'The legend of EMDR', 'EMDR training on the River Kwaï', 'The EMDR of the child Ooz', 'Lifespan Story', 'Happy Neurons (neurofeedback dynamic)', 'Love and Punishment', 'The Odyssey of Empathy'.

Dan Anders Palmquist (Stockholm: Sweden):  Licentiate degree and PhD in Psychology. Specialist in Clinical Assessment and Clinical Practice; National authorization as Psychotherapist, Supervisor in Psychotherapy and by The Royal Caroline Institute as Supervisor in Psychotherapy of Psychosis. Member of the Swedish Association of Clinical Hypnosis; Member of the National Association for Psychotherapy. 30 years in psychiatry as Clinical Psychologist, Psychotherapist, Supervisor and Teacher. After that, since 1997, in private practice as Psychotherapist, Supervisor, Educator and Don at several long-term trainings for the attainment of authorization as Psychotherapist, Supervisor, as well as at the University Education of Psychologists.

Roberto Pereira (Spain); Psychiatrist; Chief of Mental Health Unit, Basque Health Service; Director of the Basque School of Family Therapy. 

Adrian Rhodes (UK); Past-President EAP; Ex- Vice-Chair, UKCP; former NHS Psychoanalytic Psychotherapist; Training Analyst; Honorary Canon, Diocese of Manchester.

Andrew Samuels (UK): Professor of Analytical Psychology at the University of Essex; Visiting Professor in Clinical Psychoanalysis at New York University; Honorary Professor of Psychoanalytic Studies at Goldsmiths; Visiting Professor of Psychology and Therapeutic Studies at Roehampton University; Visiting Professor in Psychoanalysis at Macau City University. Former Chair, United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy. Training Analyst, Society of Analytical Psychology, London.

Ganesh Shankar (India); PhD, D.Litt. (Yoga Studies), University Professor & Head of the Department of Yoga Studies, School of Educational Studies, Dr. Harisingh Gour Central University (Govt. of India), Sagar (Madhya Pradesh).

Peter Schulthess (Switzerland); 
M.Sc. (University of Zurich), Gestalt therapist in private practice, Zurich (Switzerland); Member of: EAP, EAGT (European Association of Gestalt therapy - past president), IFP (International Federation of Psychotherapy - Board member), WCP (World Conference of Psychotherapy - Board member), ASP (Association of Swiss Psychotherapists (Board member), SVG (Swiss Association for Gestalt therapy - past president); President of Swiss Charter for Psychotherapy; Chair of the Science and Research Committee of EAP; Editor of Psychotherapy Science (Psychotherapie Wissenschaft); Staff member of and teacher for Gestalt therapy at the Institute for Integrative Gestalt Therapy Würzburg, Swiss branch; International teaching in Gestalt therapy in cooperation with private institutes (Poland, Macedonia, Russia. Greece) and Universities of Nanjing and Fuzhou (China).

Ulrich Sollmann (Germany, China); 
Dipl.Frer.soc.; Certified Gestalt Psychotherapist and Body Psychotherapist (Bioenergetic Analysis), coach and consultant; Lecturer at Fudan University Shanghai, Academy of Sciences, Beijing, various Universities in Germany; Member of the National Editorial Advisory Board of Energy and Character; Former Member of the Editorial Board of Psychotherapie Forum and Psychotherapie Wissenschaft; Member of the Editorial Board of Forum der Bioenergetischen Analyse.

Margherita Spagnuolo Lobb (Italy); Director Istituto di Gestalt HCC Italy (Syracuse,  Palermo, Milan); Past-president European Association for Gestalt Therapy; Past-president Italian Federation of Psychotherapy Associations; Honorary Chair of the Italian Association of Psychotherapy; Full member of the New York Institute for Gestalt Therapy; Editor of the journal 'Quaderni di Gestalt' 

Anna Szałańska (Poland); Ph.D. Psychology; lecturer at SWPS University (Wrocław); psychotherapist in certification-training in integrative therapy at Polish Institute for Integrative Psychotherapy (Kraków) and Scientific Research Division in Polish Institute for Integrative Psychotherapy; recommended by the Polish Association for Integrative Psychotherapy; also a therapist in private practice.

Emmy van Deurzen (UK); Ph.D., M.Phil., M.Sc., Clin. Psychol., HCPC Reg.; Fellow BPsS; Fellow UKCP; Fellow BACP; ECP; Principal New School of Psychotherapy and Counselling; Visiting Professor with Middlesex University; Director Dilemma Consultancy Ltd.; Director Existential Academy Ltd.

C. Edward Watkins (USA); Professor, Psychology Department, University of North Texas, Denton, TX.

Michael Wieser (Austria); Mag. Dr.Phil., Assistant Professor; Psychologist, Psychodrama educator and psychotherapist; Member of Board of Directors of International Association of Group Psychotherapy and Group Processes; Chair, Consultative Assembly of Organizational Affiliates; Vice-president of the Society Moreno Museum; Associate Editor of Psychotherapie Forum; member of Editorial Board, Zeitschrift für Psychodrama und Soziometrie; maintains the international bibliography of psychodrama; holder of the Zerka T. Moreno Award; Alpen-Adria-Universitaet Klagenfurt, Department of Psychology. 

Heward Wilkinson 
(UK); D. Psychotherapy (Middlesex U); MSc Psychotherapy (Leeds U); MA (Lancaster); BA (Cantab); Certificate in Education; Registered Mental Nurse; Registered Integrative Psychotherapist, United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP), Accredited UKCP Supervisor; Honorary Member, European Association for Psychotherapy; Honorary Fellow, UKCP; Honorary Fellow European Association for Integrative Psychotherapy; Senior (1st) Editor, International Journal of Psychotherapy, 1994-2004; Founder Director, Scarborough Psychotherapy Training Institute; 3 times Chair of Humanistic and Integrative Psychotherapy College of UKCP; Committee Member of De Vere Society; Committee Member of Leavis Society.

Joanne Graham Wilson (France); B.A., LL.B., LL.M., in International & European Law of Economic Relations; post-graduate Dipl. in Meth. Psychotherapy & Sociotherapy (Necker Hospital, Adult Psychiatry, U. Paris); Certificate in Psychosynthesis (Institut Français de Psychosynthèse); Founder of New Start Network; Director CAURIF (Centre Auribellois de Formation); former General Secretary of EFPP (European Federation for Psychosynthesis Psychotherapy); former Board member EAP (European Association of Psychotherapy); former teacher U. St. Quentin & Versailles, I.F.P., Centre Source; member of Association for Advancement of Psychosynthesis (AAP); Siret registered counsellor; therapist in private practice.

Herzel Yogev (Israel); PhD, Clinical Psychologist; Group Analyst and strategic counselling. Member of the International Advisory Board of Group Analysis. Dr. Yogev also developed a Neuropsychological Diagnostic Test - Combined Attention Test (CAT) designed to diagnose thinking disorders, recognized by the American Mental Health Organization.

Riccardo Zerbetto (Italy); Consultant of the Ministry of Health in the drug abuse field, contract professor in Psychopathology at the School of Psychiatry of the University of Siena; past-presidents of the European Association for Psychotherapy (EAP), of the Federazione Italiana delle Scuole e Istituti di Gestalt. Founder and Director of the Centro Studi di Terapia della Gestalt (CSTG) in Siena and Milan.

Tragically, Dr. Ken Evans, a long-standing and active member of our International Advisory Board, died suddenly (in July 2015); again, sadly, John Rowan, also from UK, another member of the IAB, died in August 2018.  We now (in 2020-2021) have to share our sincere regrets at the passing of Mony Elkaim in Dec. 2020.  We thank all of these dear colleagues for their various gifts and contributions and we greatly mourn their passing.

IAB Information (Dec. 2018)

We have gone through a significant process of completing all the affiliations of the International Advisory Board (and the IJP Editorial Board) as part of our application process to various Indexing agencies:  PubMedCentralScopus, and the Thompson-Reuters Social Science Citations Index. 

Since 2003, we had had very little regular contact with some of the people in the (old) IAB - "Nostra Culpa" - so, after 16 years, we started the protracted process of slowly and gently re-constituting the IAB. We are naturally delighted if any of those people on the (old) IAB - listed below as pre-2010 IAB members - are willing to continue serving with the Journal ... and we have also been warmly welcoming several new nominations to the IAB.
   In Feb 2013, we elected 10 new members, so now we have an IAB of about 40 people from 18 different countries and many different backgrounds (see above). Since then, Heward Wilkinson and Joanne Graham Wilson were elected to the IAB (Feb, 2014) and also Theodor Itten, who (in February 2015) stepped down from being the IJP Associate Editor. There are also a couple more applications currently in the pipeline. 

   IAB members currently get a (free) PDF copy of each issue of the Journal; they are expected to support and promote the Journal, in whatever way is appropriate for them; they also help - wherever possible - to review articles in the "double-blind, peer-review" process; and they are also very welcome yo advise the Editor and the IJP Editorial Board on any specialised topics; etc.

   Ideally, any new applications for the IAB would come from experienced (and published) psychotherapists, especially from countries, which are not yet represented, and from a wide variety of mainstreams, modalities or methods; from people working as an experienced lecturer, trainer, supervisor and/or psychotherapist, and/or from those involved in psychotherapy research; ... and who are also willing to participate in and support the goals of the IJP in various ways: (i) by recommending the IJP to colleagues and students in their country; (ii) by occasionally writing for the IJP; (iii) by encouraging new authors to submit articles; (iv) by occasionally refereeing articles, or assisting in getting them refereed; (v) by publishing research in the IJP; (vi) by referencing previously published IJP articles in their publications (when appropriate); and (vii) by promoting the IJP at any conferences and seminars that they might attend. IAB members may also be asked to review books and articles. They will receive a free (PDF) subscription to IJP in return for their active involvement. 

   IAB members could also be previous members of the IJP Editorial Board, who now cannot make the 'required' regular EAP meetings p.a.
Please see attached requirements.  We are also aware that some people on the current IAB may be "moving on" in their professional careers and wish to resign: that is OK, as well.

New applications or nominations are always welcome!

Previous (Pre-2010) International Advisory Board

Unfortunately, with the change of publisher from Carfax, and then to Taylor & Francis in 2003-4, we lost touch with many of these people (listed below) and didn't have (or weren't given) any contact details for them. We regret this immensely and, if any of the previous IAB wish to re-join, please let us know. You will be very welcome. We would just need some biographical information about degrees, and posts held etc. (as above). 

Jerzy Aleksandrowicz, Poland; Raymond Battegay, Switzerland; Richard Blamauer, Germany; David Boadella, Switzerland; Udo Boessmann, Germany; Janko Bohak, Slovenia; Bruno Bonvecchi, Italy; Howard Book, Canada; Ileana Botezat Antonescu, Romania; Paul Boyesen, Spain; Dalmiro Bustos, Argentina; Fuguo Chen, China; Virginia Crespo, USA; Windy Dryden, UK; Mony Elkaim, Belgium; Richard Erskine, USA: Ken Evans, UK; Markus Fah, Switzerland; Donald Freedheim, USA: Rasia Frieder, Uruguay; Serge Ginger, France; José Gonzalez de Rivera, Spain; Ulla Grebo, Sweden; James Grotstein, USA; Dorothy Hamilton, UK; Janos Harmatta, Hungary: Bob Henley, Switzerland; Thomas Kornbichler, Germany; Cornelia Krause-Girth, Germany; Despina Koweou, Greece; Eugenius Laurinaitis, Lithuania; Alan Lidmila, UK; Christine Lister-Ford, UK; Margherita Spagnuolo Lobb, Italy; Jennifer MacKewn, UK; Victor V. Makarov, Russia; Hans Mauder, Austria; Michel Meignant, France; Sian Morgan, UK; Lesley Murdin, UK; Ger Murphy, Ireland; Kenneth Newman, UK; Peter Olsson, USA; Roberto Parrini, Italy; Alfred Pritz, Austria; Ruth Reay, UK; Andrew Samuels, UK; Peter Schulthess, Switzerland; Shindra Sharma, India; Jane Simon, USA; Fiona Sinclair, UK; Ulrich Sollmann, Germany; Gillian Straker, South Africa; Willy Szafran, Belgium; Digby Tantam, UK: Judith Teszary, Hungary; Daan van Baalen, Norway; Emmy van Deurzen, UK; Vladimir Velicky, Slovenia; Herzel Yogov, Israel; Riccardo Zerbetto, Italy.

IJP International Advisory Board Recruitment information