International Journal of Psychotherapy Impact Factor & Information

Publisher: European Association for Psychotherapy

Journal description

International Journal of Psychotherapy (IJP) is the official journal and flagship of the European Association for Psychotherapy (EAP), which was formed in 1990. The principles of the EAP and of the journal are laid down in the EAP's Strasbourg Declaration (see below). The journal will be a major cross-orientational vehicle, contributing to the wider debate about the future of psychotherapy and reflecting the internal dialogue within European psychotherapy and its wider relations with the rest of the world. This new concept combines internal and external relevance, addressing cross-orientational issues and striking a balance between inclusiveness and differentiation, with no hidden bias towards either integration or differentiation. Papers are invited that will be characteristically psychotherapeutic or relevant to psychotherapy, embodying the spirit of psychotherapy's autonomous uniqueness, regardless of orientation. IJP will publish articles which make connections or comparisons between different themes relevant to psychotherapy, for example between psychotherapy and its social, scientific, political, cultural and religious contexts; between clinical practice and its wider setting; or any significant connections or comparison that facilitates its development, differentiation and inclusiveness. IJP is committed to a policy of equality of opportunity and welcomes contributions which address issues such as ethnicity, gender, age, culture, disability, sexual orientation, religious and political persuasion, and social and economic status. "The Strasbourg Declaration" "Psychotherapy is an independent scientific discipline, the practice of which amounts to an independent and free profession. Training in psychotherapy takes place at an advanced, qualified, and scientific level. The multiplicity of methods in psychotherapy is assured and guaranteed. In a process of psychotherapy, training is carried out in full and includes theory, self-experience and practice under supervision. Adequate knowledge is gained of further processes of psychotherapy. Access to training is through various preliminary qualifications, in particular in human and social sciences.".

Current impact factor: 2.25

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Website International Journal of Psychotherapy website
Other titles International journal of psychotherapy (Online)
ISSN 1469-8498
OCLC 45107663
Material type Document, Periodical, Internet resource
Document type Internet Resource, Computer File, Journal / Magazine / Newspaper

Publications in this journal

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    ABSTRACT: The idea of the numinous is used to compare and contrast the views of Assagioli and Jung in relation to spiritual experience. Going from the work of Otto, the originator of the term numinous, this article initially examines the dilemma of whether the numinous is an extension of the psyche into a spiritual realm or if it is an incursion from that realm into the psyche. This dilemma is further explored in relation to the dangers of loss of ego boundaries that encounters with the spirit expose. The article concludes with a deconstruction of the psyche/spirit dilemma in recognising the dualistic assumptions that lead to this dilemma and an opening to ecopsychology as a new synthesis.
    International Journal of Psychotherapy 07/2012; 16(2).
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    ABSTRACT: This paper discusses the underlying theory, and methods of practice of Brief Strategic Therapy, in both its original model – Brief Problem Focused Therapy, as outlined by the MRI group, Palo Alto, California – and also in its later evolution, as Advanced Brief Strategic Therapy, as proposed by Giorgio Nardone and colleagues at the Centre for Strategic Therapy, Arezzo, Italy. Following a discussion of theory and practice ideas, the author then illustrates his use of a brief strategic model with three case examples taken from routine clinical practice. The first two examples highlight the successful use of the model to affect change, whilst the third of the case studies provides an example of a failure to properly understand and engage with the family system, resulting in a poor outcome for the clients involved.
    International Journal of Psychotherapy 01/2012; 16(1).
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    ABSTRACT: Change in psychotherapy has been linked to the elaboration of meaning. The concept of assimilation reflects this, in the sense that it constitutes the process of internal adaptation or reformulation of meanings. However, this process has had a number of different conceptions. In this paper, three notions of assimilation are discussed: 1) assimilation as the uncovering of an underlying meaning; 2) assimilation as the construction of a meaning that is adjusted to reality; 3) assimilation as an equilibrium between multiple co-existing meanings. Each perspective is examined and some general principles that need to be considered when approaching assimilation are presented. Since these notions of assimilation are held by the therapists and influence the interventions, some clinical implications are addressed. We hope to convey the need for an understanding of assimilation that is comprehensive and flexible enough to grasp the phenomenon and simple enough to be useful.
    International Journal of Psychotherapy 01/2011; 15:25-37.
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    ABSTRACT: The triangular space in the individual represents the Oedipal potential, and a capacity for internalization, object constancy and ego differentiation. Developing these functions signifies a shift from dyadic relations to triangular relationships that extend beyond the present moment. The one looking at the person gazing in the mirror is the focal point of the triangular space. In the triangular space in the group, someone engaging in the mirroring of a dyadic interaction is mirrored by the third participant. Hence the group space consists of mirrors in all directions. As two people engage in a dialogue, a third establishes transference to this dialogue. With the joining of the third, the observer watching the dialogue take place, the pair of subjects resonate an inner dialogue, which in and of itself is represented in the transference. In this paper the place of the third is examined from two perspectives: first, as the observer of the dyad, and second, as the signifier of the father’s role. Representations of the father in the triangular space are considered, and the different functional qualities of the father’s role are examined: the father of the oedipal myth, the father as internal object, and the father in the separation-individuation process. Ideas of fathering and mothering go beyond child rearing. As states of mind at both the conscious and unconscious level, they have a general application. Fathering and mothering is thus not only a matter affecting those who choose to embark on the procreative process, it is of supreme importance in how one conducts relationships (Obholzer, p. xvi 2002). Fatherhood is understood as an abstract concept holding a similar weight as the concept of motherhood. This study will examine the significance of the triangular space as it is manifest in analytical group therapy. The evolvement of the transference in the group will be considered using a clinical model of the triangular space, and portrayed by clinical vignettes at the end.
    International Journal of Psychotherapy 11/2006; 10(3):20-33.