Journal of Psychotherapy Integration
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).
Golan Shahar, PhD
Department of Psychology, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev
Randy Auerbach, PhD
Director, Child and Adolescent Mood Disorders Laboratory, McLean Hospital/Harvard Medical School
William Gottdiener, PhD
Psychology Department, John Jay College of Criminal Justice
Kenneth N. Levy, PhD
Department of Psychology, Pennsylvania State University
Nilli Mor, PhD
School of Education, Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Dana Amir, PhD
Jack C. Anchin, PhD
Department of Psychology, University at Buffalo, State University of New York
Diane B. Arnkoff, PhD
Catholic University of America, Department of Psychology
Arthur C. Bohart, PhD (Professor Emeritus)
Department of Psychology, California State University
Robert Bornstein, PhD
Derner Institute of Advanced Psychological Studies, Adelphi University
Louis G. Castonguay, PhD
Department of Psychology , Pennsylvania State University
Andres J. Consoli, PhD
Department of Counseling, College of Health and Human Services, San Francisco State University
Windy Dryden, PhD
University of London, London, England
Dr. Guillem Feixias
University of Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain
Dr. Hector Fernandez-Alvarez
Nick Gazzola, PhD
University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Carol R. Glass, PhD
Department of Psychology, Catholic University of America
Leslie S. Greenberg, PhD
York University, North York, Ontario, Canada
Prof. Richard P. Halgin
Department of Psychology , University of Massachusetts
Mark Hilsenroth, PhD
Derner Institute of Advanced Psychological Studies, Adelphi University
Andre Marquis, PhD
Department of Counseling and Human Development, University of Rochester, Warner School
Stanley B. Messer, PhD
Graduate School of Applied and Professional Psychology, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
Dr. Nick Midgley
Anna Freud Centre
Robert A. Neimeyer
University of Memphis
Louis Primavera, PhD
J. Russell Ramsey, PhD
Center for Cognitive Therapy, Philadelphia, PA
Alphons J. Richert, PhD
Department of Psychology, Western Illinois University
Dr. Anastassios Stalikas
Panteion University of Social and Political Studies, Athens, Greece
Dr. George Stricker
Dr. Antonio Branco Vasco
University of Lisbon, Lisbon, Portugal
Dr. Barry E. Wolfe
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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).
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.
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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:
Herbst-Damm, K. L., & Kulik, J. A. (2005). Volunteer support, marital status, and the survival times of terminally ill patients. Health Psychology, 24, 225–229. doi: 10.1037/0278-622.214.171.124
Mitchell, T. R., & Larson, J. R., Jr. (1987). People in organizations: An introduction to organizational behavior (3rd ed.). New York, NY: McGraw-Hill.
Chapter in an Edited Book:
Bjork, R. A. (1989). Retrieval inhibition as an adaptive mechanism in human memory. In H. L. Roediger III & F. I. M. Craik (Eds.), Varieties of memory & consciousness (pp. 309–330). Hillsdale, NJ: Erlbaum.
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The APA Ethics Office provides the full Ethical Principles of Psychologists and Code of Conduct electronically on their 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.
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