Journal of Infant, Child, and Adolescent Psychotherapy Call for Articles on Psychotherapy Integration: Guest Edited by Tracy Prout, PhD

Special Issue

Journal of Infant, Child, and Adolescent Psychotherapy

Increasingly graduate and post graduate programs are training students in a variety of clinical modalities and practitioners frequently integrate different modalities in their clinical work.

Simultaneously, significant resources are devoted to developing treatment approaches that are in sharp contrast to one another, defined by their distinguishing characteristics.

This guest edited journal issue invites contributors to explore different perspectives on the possibilities and limits of treatment integration with children, adolescents and families.

We welcome papers that discuss clinical material from several theoretical perspectives – varieties of psychodynamic psychotherapy (including attachment /developmental perspectives) cognitive behavioral therapy, family systems, and integrative perspectives.

Goals of the special issue:

  • To clearly present a variety of theoretical and technical approaches to a particular case
  • To explore and delineate the overlaps and distinctions between different psychotherapy paradigms
  • To identify places of convergence and divergence across theoretical paradigms
  • To highlight aspects of psychotherapy integration that are beneficial to patient outcomes.
  • To discuss challenges associated with integration that may impact the therapeutic alliance, transference/countertransference, the course of treatment, and/or outcomes
  • To present aspects of training that are shaped and influenced by the current psychotherapy landscape

Submission Process

Those interested in submitting an article to the Special Issue should write to the Guest Editor, no later than January 15, 2018 with a tentative title and a working abstract of 500 words maximum. Authors will be notified of acceptance by February 15, 2018 and invited to submit first drafts of full manuscripts by June 1, 2018.

All full manuscripts go to our editorial manager system, and author should check that it is a candidate for a Special Issue.

Manuscripts should be no longer than 30 pages (including abstract, references, tables, and figures), and include a 200-word structured abstract. All manuscripts will be subject to a peer review process. For informal inquires please write to

Full details on author guidelines can be found here.

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