Journal of Psychological Therapies

The Journal of Psychological Therapies is an international peer-reviewed journal which takes a non-doctrinaire, pluralistic approach, embracing the field of psychological therapies.

We have recently welcomed new, international, highly experienced scholars who bring a broad range of expertise to the field of psychological therapies to both the Editorial Board and International Editorial Advisory Board of the Journal.

Aims and scope

The Journal of Psychological Therapies (JPT) is an international peer-reviewed journal, underpinned by the aspiration for a non-doctrinaire, pluralistic and relational attitude to psychological therapies. It aims to provide a forum for open debate and encourages submissions from different traditions, epistemological positions and theoretical modalities enabling the development of a more open, reflective thinking to philosophy, theory and practice of psychological therapies.  JPT encourages critical, broad and experimental interpositions in discussions on psychological therapies. It tends to transcend the methodological and meta-theoretical divisions.  We welcome submissions using both quantitative and qualitative methods, including ethnographic, autobiographical, and single patient or organisational case studies.

The Journal is published by Phoenix Publishing House. To subscribe, please follow this link. Subscription includes two annual printed issues (March and September) and complimentary online access to current and past issues

Submissions from different traditions, epistemological positions and theoretical modalities are invited, to enable the development of open, reflective thinking about the philosophy, theory and practice of psychological therapies.

View a preview of the sixth issue (September 2018)

View a preview of the fifth issue (January 2018)

View a preview of the fourth issue (September 2017)

View a preview of the third issue (January 2017)

View a preview of the second issue (September 2016)

View a preview of the first issue (January 2016) 

Upcoming events

Conference Saturday 5 June 2021

The 7th Annual One-Day Conference of the Regent’s Centre for Relational Studies and Psychological Wellbeing will take place on Saturday 5 June 2021 at Regent’s University London, having been rescheduled owing to the coronavirus pandemic.

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Further details will be issued soon but for now, please save the date! 

More information

Guidelines for submission (PDF)

If you have any questions, please contact the Editorial Assistant at [email protected]

Editorial Board

Editor-in-Chief - Dr Maria Luca 
School of Psychotherapy & Psychology,
Regent’s University London, Inner Circle, Regent’s Park, London NW1 4NS, UK    

Managing Editor - Professor Helen Cowie 
Emeritus Professor, Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences, University of Surrey

Book Reviews and Series Editor - Jane Wynn Owen  

Editorial Assistant - Shirley Paul 
School of Psychotherapy & Psychology, 
Regent’s University London, Inner Circle, Regent’s Park, London NW1 4NS, UK   

Editorial Board 

  • Dr Marie Adams, Metanoia Institute, London, UK
  • Dr Russel Ayling, Clinical Psychologist and Psychotherapist in Private Practice, London, UK 
  • Dr Meg-John Barker, Author, Brighton, UK     
  • Dr Michael Berry, Clinical Director, Homewood Ravensview, Victoria, BC, Canada
  • Dr Angie Cucchi, Regent’s University London, UK
  • Dr James Davies, University of Roehampton, UK
  • Professor Lisa Doodson, Founder of Happy Steps, providing psychological support to stepfamilies
  • Dr Anastasios Gaitanidis, Regent’s University London, UK
  • Dr Stelios Gkouskos, University of East London, UK
  • Dr Isabel Henton, Regent’s University London, UK
  • Professor Brett Kahr, Tavistock Institute of Medical Psychology and Regent’s University London, UK
  • Professor Desa Markovic, Regent’s University London, UK
  • Dr Claire Marshall, University of East London, UK
  • Professor Martin Milton, Regent’s University London, UK
  • Dr Lyndsey Moon, University of Roehampton, UK
  • Dr Christina Moutsou, Regent’s University London, UK
  • Dr Terence Nice, University of Kent and Regent’s University London, UK
  • Dr Marina Rachitskiy, Regent’s University London, UK
  • Professor Christina Richards, Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust, UK
  • Dr Wendy Sims-Schouten, University of Portsmouth, UK 
  • Henry Whitfield, MSc in CBT, Acceptance Commitment Therapist (ACT), Accredited ACT trainer, Accredited Traumatic Incident Reduction trainer and therapist, MBACP, Psychotherapist using Mindfulness
  • Professor Michael Worrell, Central and North West London NHS Foundation Trust, UK

International Editorial Advisory Board

  • Professor Carmel Cefai, University of Malta, Malta
  • Dr Geoff Denham, Castlemaine Hospital, VIC, Australia
  • Dr Andrew Geeves, Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia
  • Assoc. Professor Theodoros Giovazolias, University of Crete, Greece 
  • Dr Dennis Greenwood, University of Brighton, UK
  • Dr Martin Lečbych, Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy, Uherský Brod, Czech Republic
  • Professor Emeritus Maria Malikiosi-Loizos, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece
  • Professor Anastassios Matsopoulos, University of Crete, Greece
  • Professor Renata Miljević-Riđički, University of Zagreb, Croatia
  • Professor John Nuttall, Regent’s University London, UK 
  • Andrea Sabbadini, British Psychoanalytical Society, London, UK
  • Professor Celeste Simões, University of Lisbon, Portugal
  • Professor Phillip Slee, Flinders University, Adelaide, Australia
  • Professor Carla Willig, City, University of London, UK 

Guidelines for submitting a paper

We welcome submissions on any topic in psychological therapies that considers the remit of the journal and that it is inclusive of the academic community at large.