british journal of psychotherapy

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The British Journal of Psychotherapy is a journal for psychoanalytic and Jungian-analytic thinkers, with a focus on both innovatory and everyday work on the unconscious in individual, group and institutional practice. As an analytic journal, it has long occupied a unique place in the field of psychotherapy journals with an Editorial Board drawn from a wide range of psychoanalytic, psychoanalytic psychotherapy, psychodynamic, and analytical psychology training organizations. Our articles cover:

  • clinical work, whether a single case-study or a general discussion using detailed clinical vignettes from several cases; on intensive and non-intensive work
  • assessment; clinical confidentiality; standards, training and supervision; and the current context of audit and evaluation.
  • theoretical and research papers
  • a psychoanalytic and Jungian-analytic perspective on professional, historical, cultural and political issues.

As an analytic journal, our primary focus is on the unconscious and on transference/countertransference processes, but the BJP 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.

history

The British Journal of Psychotherapy was founded by Dr Bob Hinshelwood in the 1980s, to bring together diverse voices in the field of analytical psychotherapy. It was published for many years under his imprint, Artesian Books. Since 2006 the Journal has been co-owned and published by the British Association of Psychotherapists (now part of the bpf) and Blackwell Publishing Company (now Wiley-Blackwell), and has been actively consolidating and developing the first twenty years’ work. Our Aims and Scope statement has recently been revised.

rozsika parker prize

The BJP’s annual Prize, established in 2013 in memory of Rozsika Parker, focuses on a critical engagement with questions of creativity.

An influential art historian and clinician, Rozsika Parker represented WPF/FPC on the BJP’s Board for many years and was well known for her commitment to creativity, in both art and clinical practice.

The Prize has two entry routes: a Student Path and a Post-Qualification Path.

The deadline for submissions for Rozsika Parker Prize 2019 is on Monday 28th October 2019.

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editor-in-chief

Ann Scott

Deals with: Enquiries about potential submissions to the BJP

email: bjp@ann-scott.net
phone: 020 7603 6803

working hours: Monday-Friday 9.00am - 5.00pm

administrative queries

Administrative queries should be directed to the BJP's Editorial Administrator:

email: bjpsychotherapyadmin@wiley.com