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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.


Ann Scott




Enquiries about potential submissions to the BJP should be directed to Robert Huston, BJP Editorial Administrator at Wiley.


administrative queries

Administrative queries, or general queries about the BJP, should be directed to Hannah Stevens, BJP Editorial Administrator at the bpf.


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 call for submissions is now open. Deadline 16th November 2020.

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rozsika parker prize winners 2019

Ann Scott, Editor-in-Chief, BJP writes: We are delighted to announce the results in the Rozsika Parker Prize 2019 – the seventh year of the competition.  Our congratulations to the authors. Certificates will be presented in due course, and the papers will be published in the August and November 2020 issues of the Journal.


student path


Graduate Diploma in Psychotherapy, Auckland University of Technology, Auckland NZ, ‘The courage to dream: a beginning psychotherapist encounters Bion’


post-qualification path


BENJAMIN L. ROBINSONSenior Trainee, General Adult Psychiatry and Medical Psychotherapy, South London and Maudsley Trust, London ‘Concrete people? modes of imagination in psychotherapy, fiction, and  neuroscience’



LUTZ GOETZMANN, Psychosomatic Medicine and Psychotherapy, Segeberger Kliniken, Bad Segeberg, Germany, ‘Shock and objectivity in modern times: some thoughts about Bauhaus architecture’


SYLVIA O’NEILL, Tavistock Society of Psychotherapists, Edinburgh,  ‘The function of work on the countertransference in a case with constricted discourse and autistic features’


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.

R.D. Hinshelwood is a Fellow if the British Psychoanalytical Society and a Fellow of the Royal College of Psychiatrists. He is Professor Emeritus at the University of Essex, and previously Director of the Cassel Hospital.