We are inviting manuscript submissions for a special issue of Person-centered & Experiential Psychotherapies (PCEP) on group psychotherapy
During the last fifteen years not much has been published about PCE group psychotherapy and counseling. Yet many person-centered/experiential colleagues are working with groups. (see survey chapters below). Therefore we want to motivate those of us who are working in that field to write down their theoretical thinking, research findings and rich experience about person-centered/experiential group therapy. We have a special (be it not exclusive) interest in receiving manuscripts about PCE group therapy in different settings (inpatient, outpatient …) and/or with different types of client problems, because it is especially in this domain that our literature is rather scarce. We also hope that practitioners as well as academics will be represented amongst the authors of the papers in the Special Issue.
All papers go through the usual peer-review process for PCEP articles, so revisions may be requested, and acceptance of your paper cannot be guaranteed. Papers should be no more than 7000 words (references included).
Please circulate this invitation to anyone you think may be interested
Survey chapters (with an abundance of references)
Lietaer, G.,& Dierick, P. (1996). Client-centered group psychotherapy in dialogue with other orientations: Commonality and specificity. In R. Hutterer, G. Pawlowsky, P. F. Schmid, & R. Stipsits (Eds.), Client-centered and experiential psychotherapy. A paradigm in motion (pp. 563-583). Frankfurt am/Main: Peter Lang.[For a slightly revised version, see: Lietaer, G., & Keil, W.W. (2002). Klientenzentrierte Gruppenpsychotherapie. In W.W. Keil & G. Stumm (Eds.), Die vielen Gesichter der personzentrierten Psychotherapie (pp. 295-318). Wien/New York: Springer]
Page, R. C., Weiss, J. F., & Lietaer, G. (2002). Humanistic group psychotherapy. In D. J. Cain & J. Seeman (Eds.), Humanistic psychotherapies. Handbook of research and practice (pp. 339-368). Washington, D.C.: APA.
Schmid, P.F., & O'Hara, M. (2007). Group therapy and encounter groups. In M. Cooper, M. O'Hara, P.F. Schmid, & G. Wyatt (Eds.), The handbook of person-centred psychotherapy and counseling (pp. 93-106). Houndmills, Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan.