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Journal of Psychotherapy and Clinical Research

Aims and scope

Journal of Psychotherapy and Clinical Research is an international refereed journal publishes quarterly online open access by KMF that provides an international forum to critique the complexities and controversies facing psychotherapists. The journal covers the psychological therapies with particular, but not exclusive, reference to developments in psychotherapy, psychoanalysis, counselling and counselling psychology. As an analytic journal, our primary focus is on the unconscious and on transference/countertransference processes, but the journal has traditionally sought to make links and critical comparisons with other therapeutic methods. We encourage high-quality work-in-progress reports, submissions from clinicians at an early stage of their careers, and international submissions. We invite papers on clinical work, whether a single case-study or a general discussion using detailed clinical vignettes from several cases; on intensive and non-intensive work; and based in individual, group or institutional practice. We invite discussions of assessment; clinical confidentiality; standards, training and supervision; and the current context of audit and evaluation. We invite reflective research papers, whether qualitatively or quantitatively based, and with a clinical focus; work on the unconscious dynamics of clinical practice, individual or institutional; and work offering a psychoanalytic and Jungian-analytic perspective on professional, historical, cultural and political issues.
The Journal focuses on the following areas:
 The contributions from and debates between different regional theoretical approaches to psychotherapy and counselling and their respective traditions of practice and research.
 Individual and group psychotherapy and counselling in public, private and voluntary settings
 The interaction between the psychological and the physical and the status of these categories
 The nature of psychotherapeutic knowledge and its implications for practice, theory and research
 The contributions to psychotherapy and counselling from developments in regional academic disciplines
 An exploration of regional psychotherapy and counselling as a cultural practice with particular reference to continental philosophy.

KMF Publication Ethics Statement

Journal of Psychotherapy and Clinical Research is a member of the Committee on Publication Ethics. KMF takes the responsibility to enforce a rigorous peer-review together with strict ethical policies and standards to ensure to add high quality scientific works to the field of scholarly publication. Unfortunately, cases of plagiarism, data falsification, inappropriate authorship credit, and the like, do arise. KMF takes such publishing ethics issues very seriously and our editors are trained to proceed in such cases with a zero tolerance policy. To verify the originality of content submitted to our journals, we use latest software to check submissions against previous publications.

Book Reviews

Authors and publishers are encouraged to send review copies of their recent related books to the following address. Received books will be listed as Books Received within the journal’s News & Announcements section.

Copyright / Open Access

Articles published in Journal of Psychotherapy and Clinical Research will be Open-Access articles distributed under the terms and conditions of the Creative Commons Attribution Law. The copyright is retained by the author(s). KMF will insert the following note at the end of the published text:

© 2020 by the authors; licensee KMF. This article is an open access article distributed under the terms and conditions of the Creative Commons Attribution Law.


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