Attachment: New Directions in Psychotherapy and Relational Psychoanalysis

Attachment: New Directions in Psychotherapy and Relational Psychoanalysis is a new leading edge journal for clinicians working relationally with their clients; it is a professional journal, not an academic journal, featuring cultural articles, politics, reviews and poetry relevant to attachment and relational issues; an inclusive journal welcoming contributions from clinicians of all orientations seeking to make a contribution to attachment approaches to clinical work.

It includes up to date briefings on latest developments in neuroscience relevant to psychotherapy and counselling and is an international journal with contributions from colleagues from different countries and cultures.

Related Link : http://thebowlbycentre.org.uk/attachment/journal/

Submissions

Notes to Contributors

The Journal is a professional journal for psychotherapists and counsellors published by the John Bowlby Centre for Attachment-based Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy. We welcome contributions from colleagues of all clinical orientations that further attachment-based relational psychotherapy and counselling. The Journal is a professional journal, not an academic journal, and as such, we encourage colleagues to submit accounts of clinical work, poems, personal experiences, reviews of books, films, and exhibits, consistent with our values, that they feel can make a contribution to the ongoing development of an attachment and relational approach to clinical work.

Our values for clinical work are:

  • We believe that mental distress has its origin in failed or inadequate attachment relationships in early life and is best treated in the context of a long-term human relationship.
  • Attachment relationships are shaped in a social world that includes poverty, discrimination and social inequality. The effects of the social world are a necessary part of the therapy.
  • Psychotherapy should be available to all, and from the attachment perspective, especially those discriminated against or described as ‘unsuitable’ for therapy.
  • Psychotherapy needs to be provided with respect, warmth, openness, a readiness to interact and relate, and free from discrimination of any kind.
  • Those who have been silenced about their experiences and survival strategies need to have their reality acknowledged and not pathologised.

Colleagues considering a submission to the Journal may find it useful to contact Kate White (km_white@mac.com), with a sketch of their idea. We will work with all interested authors and in no case will we reject a submission without consultation with the author. We are mindful of the sensitivity of clinical work and the feelings of colleagues that writing about their work risks objectifying the therapeutic relationship. We take the view, however, that exchanges between colleagues about clinical work are essential to the development of our field and is in the best interests of our clients.Colleagues are encouraged to contact Kate White (km_white@mac.com), to discuss these or any other concerns they may have about writing.

Instructions to contributors

Please submit your manuscript electronically to the Editor (km_white@mac.com), ensuring that your postal and e-mail addresses are included for correspondence purposes. For clinical reports, please include the name and e-mail address of one colleague who can serve as one of three referees. We attempt to give writers first feedback within one month of submission. In the interests of clarity and style we reserve the right to sub-edit manuscripts but all changes will be cleared with authors before publication to ensure that meanings have not been changed. We encourage the use of inclusive language and non-medical descriptions of mental pain.

Editorial Board

Editor
Kate White

Associate Editor
Orit Badouk Epstein

Managing Editor
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Global Forum
Kate Brown

Politics
Emerald Davis

Book Review Editor
Gulcan Sutton Purser

Poetry Editor
Yvonne Forward

Publicity
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