Call for Nominations for Journal Editors

Journal of Psychotherapy Integration

The Society for the Exploration of Psychotherapy Integration (SEPI) has opened nominations for the editorship of the Journal of Psychotherapy Integration (JPI).

Golan Shahar, PhD, is the incumbent editor.

JPI offers original peer-reviewed papers that move beyond the confines of single-school or single-theory approaches to psychotherapy and behavior change. JPI publishes articles that significantly advance the knowledge of psychotherapy integration and present new data, theory, or clinical techniques relevant to psychotherapy integration.

Coverage includes articles integrating the knowledge of psychotherapy and behavior change with developments in the broader fields of psychology and psychiatry (e.g., cognitive sciences, psychobiology, health psychology, and social psychology).

Deadline for accepting nominations is September 1, 2015.

Nominate candidates through APA's EditorQuest website. Self-nominations are also encouraged.

Please note that participation by members of underrepresented groups in the publication process is encouraged and will be welcomed.

Candidates should submit a C.V. and a list of up to five potential referees through the EditorQuest website. Please provide the referees' email addresses. Referees are persons who can comment on the candidate's experience and demonstrated qualities such as management style, diplomacy, and communication skills. In the next phase of the process, up to three of these referees will be contacted and possibly one or two of the search committee's choosing.

Candidates must be available to start receiving manuscripts on September 1, 2016, to prepare for issues published in 2017. The new editor is expected to serve a 5-year term, from 2017 through 2021.

The ideal candidate will be knowledgeable about psychotherapy research and about psychotherapy integration research in particular.  Previous experience in professional publication and/or editing is expected. Equally important is the ability to function as good manager and maintain the level of work required to sustain the journal's production for the 5-year term.

The editor must exercise good judgment in the selection of consulting editors and reviewers and be able to communicate editorial decisions effectively and sensitively to diverse authors. Above all, the editor is expected to maintain the highest ethical and professional standards with respect to scholarly publication.

The new editor will be expected to join SEPI, if not already a member.

Search Committee:
(all are members of the SEPI Communications and Publications Committee)

  • Bruce S. Liese, PhD, ABPP (Chair)
  • Veronica Bagladi, PhD
  • Jacques P. Barber, PhD, ABPP
  • Michael Lambert, PhD
  • Alberta E. Pos, PhD
  • Bernhard Strauss, PhD
  • Kate Esterline, MA (Student Member)