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Call for Papers
Deadline: 26 November 2019
Submissions can be made through the journal submission portal on the AGPA web site. Authors should indicate in the cover letter and in the ScholarOne system that they intend the manuscript for the special issue on Therapeutic Alliance Rupture and Repair in Groups. Authors are encouraged to contact the guest editor Cheri Marmarosh or the journal editor Jill Paquin to discuss the suitability of a potential topic for submission.
Therapeutic Alliance Rupture and Repair in Groups
The International Journal of Group Psychotherapy publishes state of the art clinical papers on group psychotherapy. The importance of ruptures and repairs in psychotherapy has received a significant amount of attention. We know that identifying and repairing alliance ruptures early in treatment facilitates the therapeutic alliance, is related to less dropout, and promotes change in individual psychotherapy. However, there is little attention to ruptures in group psychotherapy. IJGP invites authors to submit papers to explore the ruptures and repairs in group work. The special issue is for theoretical and applied papers that describe how ruptures relate to trauma work, micro-aggressions, subgroups, leadership, attachments, and group process and outcome. We encourage authors, whenever possible, to provide case examples to illustrate the concepts. Papers should be no more than 30 pages in length, not including online supplementary material. All submissions will be peer reviewed. This special issue of IJGP on therapeutic alliance rupture and repair in groups will bring together in one volume papers that will serve as a guide for clinicians and students who wish to conduct and evaluate state of the art group psychotherapy practice related to this topic. A second volume devoted to methodological and empirical papers on the alliance ruptures and repairs in group therapy will be developed by Group Dynamics, the journal for Division 49 of the American Psychological Association.