Articles for Review

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 any 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 would also be delighted to accept - as reviewers and book reviewers (see here) - any trainee psychotherapists from European Accredited Psychotherapy Training Institutes (EAPTI) and from Masters & Doctoral training courses in psychotherapy - and if you are not so sure about reviewing - we have written guidelines about how to review a book for a professional journal.

So, if you would like to join our team of reviewers and review one of these articles below, please contact our Assistant Editor: Marzena Rusanowska: 

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 (April. 2021)

Therapeutic Process & Transference in Psycho-Organic Analysis 

In this article we expand our view of the therapeutic process and of the transference relationship in Psycho-Organic Analysis. We explain what, in our opinion, the therapeutic relationship consists of in this kind of therapy. Starting from the three fundamental determinants of the human psycho-emotional development (attachment and the security process, interactivity/inter-subjectivity, and the oedipal relationship), the therapeutic relationship can be constructed around them, and it is around these three axes that the transference relationship develops. Two of these three determinants occur before the development of language. This reinforces the value of our practice as psycho-organic analysts, where body sensations, feelings and emotions are fully considered and investigated, since they are the basis of situations: these situations initiate subjectification, and since they are the foundation, in transference, of the process of regression, they can also bring about reparation, and transformation.   
Keywords: Psycho-Organic Analysis, therapeutic process, therapeutic relationship, attachment process, interactivity, inter-subjectivity, Oedipus complex, transference, counter-transference.
2 reviews needed: About 5,700 words
The paradoxes of Wilfred Bion’s convivial union (♀ ♂) with regard to complex thought.

This work deals with the relationship between psychoanalysis and complexity theory, an epistemiological horizon which has been developing in the last few decades.  The author believes that the required theoretical component should be found in the study of the logic underlying the psychoanalytic field of study.  In this way the non-linear, autopoietic and hologrammatic concepts of the analytic field, which must be considered to fully understand the real nature of the studied phenomena, can be identified.  Psychoanalysis can thus contribute to the theory of complexity suggesting new meaningful developments.  Psychoanalysis and complexity can thus enter into a convivial relationship which fuels both disciplines.Keywords: Psychoanalysis, Complexity Theory.

2 reviews needed: About 3,400 words