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PCEP special issue on: Person-centered/experiential group psychotherapy: Theory, research, practice and training: Call for papers

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).

Germain Lietaer and Paul Dierick will be the guest editors for this special issue (with  Michael Behr as contact editor of  PCEP). In case you would like to first discuss your potential contribution before starting with writing your manuscript, send an e-mail letter with your questions to Germain Lietaer. When your manuscript is ready, send it to both of us: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. A first version of your manuscript should be submitted by 31st November 2013 (a first provisional version may also be written in German, French, or Dutch). Once your article is accepted, your manuscript will be submitted into the  scholar one system of PCEP for the further review process.

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.