Journal of Psychotherapy Integration

Editor: Golan Shahar
ISSN: 1053-0479
eISSN: 1573-3696
Published: quarterly, beginning in March

Journal Snapshot

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An Editorial Statement

Open Calls for Papers

Solving Global Challenges
The new editor will encourage a science-practice dialogue (from Monitor on Psychology, April 2012)

Call for Editor Nominations


Journal of Psychotherapy Integration is the official journal of SEPI, the Society for the Exploration of Psychotherapy Integration.

The journal is devoted to publishing original peer-reviewed papers that move beyond the confines of single-school or single-theory approaches to psychotherapy and behavior change and that significantly advance our knowledge of psychotherapy integration.

The journal publishes papers presenting new data, theory, or clinical techniques relevant to psychotherapy integration, as well as papers that review existing work in the area. Of particular relevance to the goals of the journal are papers that integrate our 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).

Editorial Board


Golan Shahar, PhD
Ben-Gurion University of the Negev

Associate Editors

Randy Auerbach, PhD
McLean Hospital/Harvard Medical School

Giancarlo Dimaggio, MD
Center for Metacognitive Interpersonal Therapy, Rome, Italy

Eva Gilboa-Schechtman, PhD
Bar-Ilan University

Kenneth N. Levy, PhD
Pennsylvania State University

Nick Midgley, PhD
Anna Freud Centre

Alberta Pos, PhD
York University

Editorial Board

Dana Amir, PhD
Haifa University

Jack C. Anchin, PhD
University at Buffalo, State University of New York

Diane B. Arnkoff, PhD
Catholic University of America

Arthur C. Bohart, PhD
California State University, Dominguez Hills

Robert Bornstein, PhD
Adelphi University

Louis G. Castonguay, PhD
Pennsylvania State University

Andres J. Consoli, PhD
San Francisco State University

Lisa Cross, PhD
Yale University

Marc Diener, PhD
Long Island University–C. W. Post

Guillem Feixias, PhD
University of Barcelona

Hector Fernandez-Alvarez, PhD
Fundacion Aigle

Nick Gazzola, PhD
University of Ottawa

Carol R. Glass, PhD
Catholic University of America

Leslie S. Greenberg, PhD
York University

Richard P. Halgin, PhD
University of Massachusetts

Mark Hilsenroth, PhD
Adelphi University

Andre Marquis, PhD
University of Rochester

Stanley B. Messer, PhD
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey

Louis Primavera, PhD
Touro College

Anastassios Stalikas, PhD
Panteion University of Social and Political Studies

George Stricker, PhD
Argosy University

Antonio Branco Vasco, PhD
University of Lisbon

Barry E. Wolfe, PhD
Rockville, Maryland

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Instructions to Authors

Prior to submission, please carefully read and follow the submission guidelines detailed below. Manuscripts that do not conform to the submission guidelines may be returned without review.


Please submit manuscripts electronically via the Manuscript Submission Portal (PDF or .doc).

Manuscript Submission Portal Entrance

General correspondence may be directed to the Editor.

Golan Shahar, PhD
Department of Psychology
Ben-Gurion University of the Negev
Beer Sheva 85105

Authors should include a cover letter that states the paper's relevance to the scope of the journal and, if requesting masked review, should submit the manuscript in a form appropriate to this process.

The journal makes no page charges. Reprints are available to authors, and order forms with the current price schedule are sent with proofs.


Full-length manuscripts should not exceed 8,000 words total (including cover page, abstract, text, references, tables, and figures), with margins of at least 1 inch on all sides and a standard font (e.g., Times New Roman) of 12 points (no smaller). The References section should immediately follow a page break. The entire paper (text, references, tables, etc.) must be double spaced.

Provide a title page that includes the title of the article, author's name (no degrees), author's affiliation, and suggested running head. The affiliation should consist of the department, institution (usually university or company), city, and state (or nation) and should be typed as a footnote to the author's name. The suggested running head should be less than 80 characters (including spaces) and should consist of the article title or an abbreviated version thereof.

For office purposes, the title page should include the email address and telephone number of the one author designated to review proofs.

When clinical case material is reported Authors are required to state in writing which criteria they have used to comply with the ethics code (i.e., specific informed consent, de-identification or disguise), and if de-identification or disguise is used how and where it has been applied.


Avoid footnotes. When absolutely necessary, number footnotes consecutively using Arabic numerals and put them on a separate page after the author note and before any tables or figures. Use the appropriate superscript numeral for citation in the text.

Manuscript Preparation

Prepare manuscripts according to the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (6th edition). Manuscripts may be copyedited for bias-free language (see Chapter 3 of the Publication Manual).

Review APA's Checklist for Manuscript Submission before submitting your article.

If your manuscript was mask reviewed, please ensure that the final version for production includes a byline and full author note for typesetting.

Double-space all copy. Other formatting instructions, as well as instructions on preparing tables, figures, references, metrics, and abstracts, appear in the Manual.

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Display Equations

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In Online Supplemental Material
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Submitting Supplemental Materials

APA can place supplemental materials online, available via the published article in the PsycARTICLES® database. Please see Supplementing Your Article With Online Material for more details.

Abstract and Keywords

All manuscripts must include an abstract containing a maximum of 250 words typed on a separate page. After the abstract, please supply up to five keywords or brief phrases.


List references in alphabetical order. Each listed reference should be cited in text, and each text citation should be listed in the References section.

Examples of basic reference formats:

  • Journal Article:
    Hughes, G., Desantis, A., & Waszak, F. (2013). Mechanisms of intentional binding and sensory attenuation: The role of temporal prediction, temporal control, identity prediction, and motor prediction. Psychological Bulletin, 139, 133–151.
  • Authored Book:
    Rogers, T. T., & McClelland, J. L. (2004). Semantic cognition: A parallel distributed processing approach. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press.
  • Chapter in an Edited Book:
    Gill, M. J., & Sypher, B. D. (2009). Workplace incivility and organizational trust. In P. Lutgen-Sandvik & B. D. Sypher (Eds.), Destructive organizational communication: Processes, consequences, and constructive ways of organizing (pp. 53–73). New York, NY: Taylor & Francis.


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When possible, please place symbol legends below the figure instead of to the side.

APA offers authors the option to publish their figures online in color without the costs associated with print publication of color figures.

The same caption will appear on both the online (color) and print (black and white) versions. To ensure that the figure can be understood in both formats, authors should add alternative wording (e.g., "the red (dark gray) bars represent") as needed.

For authors who prefer their figures to be published in color both in print and online, original color figures can be printed in color at the editor's and publisher's discretion provided the author agrees to pay:

  • $900 for one figure
  • An additional $600 for the second figure
  • An additional $450 for each subsequent figure


Authors of accepted papers must obtain and provide to the editor on final acceptance all necessary permissions to reproduce in print and electronic form any copyrighted work, including test materials (or portions thereof), photographs, and other graphic images (including those used as stimuli in experiments).

On advice of counsel, APA may decline to publish any image whose copyright status is unknown.

Publication Policies

APA policy prohibits an author from submitting the same manuscript for concurrent consideration by two or more publications.

See also APA Journals® Internet Posting Guidelines.

APA requires authors to reveal any possible conflict of interest in the conduct and reporting of research (e.g., financial interests in a test or procedure, funding by pharmaceutical companies for drug research).

Authors of accepted manuscripts are required to transfer the copyright to APA.

Ethical Principles

It is a violation of APA Ethical Principles to publish "as original data, data that have been previously published" (Standard 8.13).

In addition, APA Ethical Principles specify that "after research results are published, psychologists do not withhold the data on which their conclusions are based from other competent professionals who seek to verify the substantive claims through reanalysis and who intend to use such data only for that purpose, provided that the confidentiality of the participants can be protected and unless legal rights concerning proprietary data preclude their release" (Standard 8.14).

APA expects authors to adhere to these standards. Specifically, APA expects authors to have their data available throughout the editorial review process and for at least 5 years after the date of publication.

Authors are required to state in writing that they have complied with APA ethical standards in the treatment of their sample, human or animal, or to describe the details of treatment.

The APA Ethics Office provides the full Ethical Principles of Psychologists and Code of Conduct electronically on its website in HTML, PDF, and Word format. You may also request a copy by emailing or calling the APA Ethics Office (202-336-5930). You may also read "Ethical Principles," December 1992, American Psychologist, Vol. 47, pp. 1597–1611.

Other Information

Special Issues
  • Personality Disorders and Psychotherapy Integration

    Special issue of APA's Journal of Psychotherapy Integration, Vol. 25, No. 1, March 2015. The issue was devised to improve understanding of the therapeutic factors involved in successful outcomes in treating patients with personality disorders.

  • Attachment Theory as a Foundation for Psychotherapy Integration

    Special issue of APA's Journal of Psychotherapy Integration, Vol. 21, No. 3, September 2011. Articles discuss attachment theory in terms of psychotherapy integration, including issues in developmental psychopathology; Accelerated Experiential Dynamic Psychotherapy; and interpersonal relationships.

  • Toward the Unification of Psychotherapy

    Special issue of APA's Journal of Psychotherapy Integration, Vol. 18, No. 3, September 2008. Articles discuss issues in unification of psychotherapy, including conceptual frameworks; disparate thoughts; tasks, dialectical considerations, and biopsychosocial systems metatheory; eclecticism and integration; and power and politics.

  • The Integration of Concrete Operating Procedures

    Special issue of APA's Journal of Psychotherapy Integration, Vol. 17, No. 1, March 2007. Includes articles about technical integration and assimilative integration in constructivist psychotherapy; integration of self and systems perspectives in motivating change; the dialogic-dialectical approach; active problem-solving in person-centered psychotherapy; and concrete operating procedures from the perspective of the client as active self-healer.

  • Integration of Between-Session (Homework) Activities Into Psychotherapy

    Special issue of APA's Journal of Psychotherapy Integration, Vol. 16, No. 2, June 2006. Includes articles about the use of homework in behavior therapy for anxiety disorders; client-centered therapy; cognitive behavior therapy of depression; emotion-focused experiential therapy; interpersonal psychotherapy; psychodynamic psychotherapy; and systems-oriented individual psychotherapy.

  • Psychotherapy Integration in a Broader Context

    Special issue of APA's Journal of Psychotherapy Integration, Vol. 14, No. 2, June 2004. The articles discuss philosophical and moral dilemmas; ethical contexts; and axiological foundations of psychotherapy integration.

  • Integratively Oriented Brief Psychotherapy

    Special issue of APA's Journal of Psychotherapy Integration, Vol. 13, No. 3/4, September/December 2003. Includes articles about historical perspective on and contemporary approaches to integratively oriented brief psychotherapy; treatment for chronic depression; short-term restructuring psychotherapy; the integrationist perspective; and solution-focused narrative.