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.  There is a sample of the IJP Reviewers' Form - with guidelines and instructions on the back - 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 (January 2022)

(282) On Daseinanalysis: A Contemporary Overview

Abstract: We generally speak of psychotherapy as a form of conversational encounter that qualifies as a therapy of the word.  Psychotherapy was so named to distinguish it from forms of physical therapy such as medical treatment and massage.  While it is a therapy of the word, Dasein-analysis is not a form of psychotherapy.  It is, as the word indicates, an analysis of Dasein, not the psyche.  With the advent of Dasein-analysis, an option to psychotherapy therefore came on the scene.  In the essay follows. I will review the history of Dasein-analysis and discuss its current status and prospects.
Key Words: Daseinanalysis

c. 7450 words: 2 Reviews needed

(284) Development of Self-determination focused Acceptance Bibliotherapy Intervention Program in the Adolescent’s depression treatment

Abstract: Depression in adolescents is a severe mental health issue. This research aims to discuss the development, and implementation procedures of a "Self-determination focused Acceptance Bibliotherapy Intervention Program" for adolescents to help them cope with depression and improve their psychological well-being. There are two stages to the process: 1) determining the components of a Self-determination focused Acceptance Bibliotherapy intervention through research and survey; and 2) utilizing a multi-disciplinary team of school directors, guidance counselors, teaching staff, a team of clinical experts in psychotherapy, and psychiatry, and a literary expert to review, discuss, and make recommendations to formulate the program. Researchers conducted qualitative (interviews), quantitative (surveys), and mixed-method research to get a comprehensive picture of the intervention program. This pioneering intervention program was created by combining empirical findings, theoretical models, and existent facts (proving its effectiveness by implementing it on student participants). A structured intervention program to lessen depression levels and improve psychological well-being was created, consisting of eight modules that are detailed and discussed. The implementation was completed, and the evaluation was underway. Adolescent depression was reduced by the "Self-determination focused Acceptance-Bibliotherapy Intervention program."
Keywords: Adolescent, depression, Self-determination focused Acceptance bibliotherapy, inner strengths

c. 4750 words: 2 Reviews needed

(285) The Significance of Cognitive Learning over Preparedness Theory in the Development of Animal Phobia

Animal phobia is the most prevalent type of specific phobia (a lifetime prevalence of 3.8%) across a span of 22 countries and affects people of all ages. Research has suggested that this phobia exists in humans due to prepared learning, caused from the development of fight or flight responses after generations of evading potentially dangerous threats.  Vicarious learning is a cognitive form of learning derived from observing experiences in others, and has also been known to play a role in fear development. The present paper will provide evidence on cultural beliefs, verbal information, and modeling influences, suggesting that cognitive learning plays a much larger role than preparedness in the learning of fear. It will also reason why exposure therapy continues to be the most effective treatment and propose areas for future research.
Keywords: Phobic disorders, Implosive Therapy, Animals, Learning, Fear

c. 4500 words: 2 Reviews needed

(287) Social Facade, Vulnerability and Relational Withdrawal: A Case Study on the psychotherapy of the Schizoid Process.

Abstract: This article details Integrative Psychotherapy for a female client who originally presented with symptoms of both depression and narcissism.  As the psychotherapy progressed the client revealed her Schizoid Pattern of internal criticism, vulnerability, shame, and relational withdrawal. The psychotherapy of the client’s schizoid process is highlighted through examples of “therapeutic description”, “pregnant pauses”, prolonged silence, affect attunement, and countertransference.
Key words:  case study, schizoid, narcissism, relational withdrawal, social facade, vulnerability, internal criticism, silence, phenomenological inquiry, therapeutic description, shame, in-depth psychotherapy, relational psychotherapy, integrative psychotherapy.

c. 8750 words: 2 Reviews needed