Journal of Psychotherapy Integration primarily publishes original peer-reviewed papers consistent with five major pathways associated with psychotherapy integration:

  • common factors (core elements to effective psychotherapy that transcend a specific orientation)
  • technical eclecticism (application of the best treatment for a specific population and problem)
  • theoretical integration (combining two or more theories and their associated techniques)
  • assimilative integration (theoretical grounding in a single orientation with value added techniques drawn from other orientations)
  • unification (meta-theoretical approaches that place theories, techniques, and principles into holistic frameworks)

Empirical studies of integrative psychotherapies targeting specific populations, clinical presentations/disorders, settings (e.g., integrated primary care), or developments in the broader fields of psychology and psychiatry (e.g., psychobiology) are also strongly encouraged.

Meta-analytic studies of any of the above are well suited to Journal of Psychotherapy Integration, as are review papers of exceptionally high quality.

The overarching goal is to significantly advance knowledge and application of psychotherapy integration.

Journal of Psychotherapy Integration is the official journal of SEPI, the Society for the Exploration of Psychotherapy Integration.

Journal of Psychotherapy Integration carries a Scimago impact factor of 2.11 (2014-2017) and a Research Gate impact factor of 2.19 (for 2015). Journal of Psychotherapy Integration is currently listed in the Emerging Sources Citation Index with Clarivate Analytics (formerly Thomson Reuters) Web of Science while undergoing more in-depth review for impact factor assignment.

Editorial Board


Jennifer L. Callahan, PhD, ABPP
University of North Texas

Senior Associate Editor

Giancarlo Dimaggio, MD
Center for Metacognitive Interpersonal Therapy, Rome, Italy

Associate Editors

Changming Duan, PhD
University of Kansas

Adam Gonzalez, PhD
Stony Brook University

Joshua Swift, PhD
Idaho State University

Editorial Board

Jacques P. Barber, PhD
Adelphi University

Jeffrey E. Barnett, PsyD, ABPP
Loyola University, Maryland

Larry Beutler, PhD
University of California, Santa Barbara and Palo Alto University

Jean M. Birbilis, PhD, LP, BCB
University of St. Thomas

James Bray, PhD
Baylor College of Medicine

Ronald T. Brown, PhD, ABPP
University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Stephen Buller, PhD
Psychotherapy Foundation, UK

Leonora Cabrera, MA, LMHC
Fielding Graduate University

Jean A. Carter, PhD
Washington Psychological Center, Washington, DC

Louis G. Castonguay, PhD
Penn State University

Armand Cerbone, PhD
Independent Practice, Chicago, Illinois

Angelo Compare, PhD 
University of Bergamo

Michael J. Constantino, PhD
University of Massachusetts, Amherst

Stewart Cooper, PhD
Valparaiso University

Lisa Cross, PhD
Yale School of Medicine

Brian P. Daly, PhD
Drexel University

Sarah R. Daniel, PhD
Shenandoah University

Kim de Jong, PhD
Leiden University, the Netherlands

Marc Diener, PhD
Long Island University-Post

Raymond DiGiuseppe, PhD, ABPP
St. John's University

Martin Drapeau, MPs, PhD
McGill University and Medipsy Psychological Services

Johannes C. Ehrenthal, PhD
University of Klagenfurt

William D. Ellison, PhD
Trinity University

Paul Emmelkamp, PhD
University of Amsterdam, the Netherlands

Catherine F. Eubanks, PhD
Yeshiva University

Marilyn Fitzpatrick, PhD
McGill University

Catherine M. Flanagan, PhD
Private Practice in Psychotherapy, New York NY

Christoph Flückiger, DPhil
University of Zurich, Switzerland

Jairo Fuertes, PhD
Adelphi University

Marvin R Goldfried, PhD
Stony Brook University

Rhonda Goldman, PhD
Illinois School of Professional Psychology at Argosy University and The Family Institute at Northwestern University

Beatriz Gómez, PhD
Aiglé Foundation, Buenos Aires, Argentina

Rodney Goodyear, PhD
University of Redlands

Robert L. Hatcher, PhD, ABPP
CUNY Graduate Center

Jonathan W. Kanter, PhD
University of Washington

Nadine J. Kaslow, PhD
Emory University

Ueli Kramer, PhD
University of Lausanne, Switzerland

Michael J. Lambert, PhD
Private Practice

Georgios K. Lampropoulos, PhD
Adler University

Kenneth N. Levy, PhD
Pennsylvania State University

Bruce Liese, PhD, ABPP
University of Kansas

Wolfgang Lutz, PhD
University of Trier, Germany

Jeffrey Magnavita, PhD, ABPP
Strategic Psychotherapeutics, LLC

Brittain Mahaffey, PhD
Stony Brook University

Rayna D. Markin, PhD
Villanova University

Andre Marquis, PhD
University of Rochester

Stanley B. Messer, PhD
Rutgers University

Troy Rieck, PhD
University of Waterloo

Tony Rousmaniere, PsyD
University of Washington

Camilo J. Ruggero, PhD
University of North Texas

Eric Sauer, PhD
Western Michigan University

Edward P. Shafranske, PhD, ABPP
Pepperdine University

Golan Shahar, PhD
Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Israel

Bernhard Strauss, PhD
University Hospital Jena, Germany

Ladislav Timulak, PhD
Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland

Leora Trub, PhD
Pace University

António Branco Vasco, PhD
Universidade de Lisboa

Paul L. Wachtel, PhD
CUNY Graduate Center

C. Edward Watkins, Jr., PhD
University of North Texas

Erica Wise, PhD
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Susan S. Woodhouse, PhD
Lehigh University

Elizabeth Wrape, PhD
VA San Diego Healthcare System, San Diego, California

Jeffrey Zimmerman, PhD, ABPP
Independent Practice and The Practice Institute, LLC


Ivan Carbajal, BA
University of North Texas

Keke L. Schuler, PhD
Center for the Study of Traumatic Stress

Marta E. Pagán-Ortiz, MS
University of Massachusetts, Boston

M. Laura Pappa, MA
University of Akron

Haidi Song, MA
Auburn University

Xinyi Zhou, MA
Wheaton College

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Manuscript Submission

Prior to submission, please carefully read and follow the submission guidelines detailed below. Manuscripts that do not conform to the submission guidelines may be returned without review.


To submit to the Editorial Office of Jennifer L. Callahan, please submit manuscripts electronically through the Manuscript Submission Portal in Word Document format (.doc).

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Jennifer L. Callahan, PhD, ABPP
Department of Psychology
University of North Texas
1155 Union Circle #311280
Denton TX 76203-5017


Regular manuscripts are usually 25–35 pages in length, all inclusive. Longer manuscripts must be justified in the cover letter to the Editor at the time of submission. Brief reports may be submitted and should be no longer than 15 pages in their entirety. The journal does not publish book reviews or letters. All authors are strongly encouraged to include specific discussion regarding the implications of their work as it pertains to psychotherapy integration.

All manuscripts must be prepared for blind review. A separate title page should be prepared that includes each author's name and affiliation. The complete mailing address, phone, and email of the corresponding author should be provided as an Author Note at the bottom of the title page.

When clinical case material is reported Authors are required to state in writing which criteria they have used to comply with the ethics code (i.e., specific informed consent, de-identification or disguise), and if de-identification or disguise is used how and where it has been applied.

Review Policy

Once Journal of Psychotherapy Integration (JPI) receives a manuscript, the Editor reviews the manuscript for appropriateness for publication and competitiveness for publication in JPI.

If appropriate, the Editor assigns the manuscript to an Associate Editor who seeks blind review by at least three consulting editors or ad hoc reviewers, who are provided with JPI-specific Guidelines for Reviewers (Also available in PDF format, 66KB).

Manuscript Preparation

Prepare manuscripts according to the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (6th edition). Manuscripts may be copyedited for bias-free language (see Chapter 3 of the Publication Manual).

Review APA's Journal Manuscript Preparation Guidelines before submitting your article.

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  • Journal Article:
    Flückiger, C., Del Re, A. C., Horvath, A. O., Symonds, D., Ackert, M., & Wampold, B. E. (2013). Substance use disorders and racial/ethnic minorities matter: A meta-analytic examination of the relation between alliance and outcome. Journal of Counseling Psychology, 60, 610–616.
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    Swift, J. K., & Greenberg, R. P. (2015). Premature termination in psychotherapy: Strategies for engaging clients and improving outcomes. Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.
  • Chapter in an Edited Book:
    Levy, K. N., Scala, J. W., Temes, C. M. & Clouthier, T. L. (2015). An integrative attachment theory framework of personality disorders. In S. K. Huprich (Ed.), Personality disorders: Toward theoretical and empirical integration in diagnosis and assessment (pp. 315–343). Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.


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Special Issues
  • Personality Disorders and Psychotherapy Integration

    Special issue of APA's Journal of Psychotherapy Integration, Vol. 25, No. 1, March 2015. The issue was devised to improve understanding of the therapeutic factors involved in successful outcomes in treating patients with personality disorders.

  • Attachment Theory as a Foundation for Psychotherapy Integration

    Special issue of APA's Journal of Psychotherapy Integration, Vol. 21, No. 3, September 2011. Articles discuss attachment theory in terms of psychotherapy integration, including issues in developmental psychopathology; Accelerated Experiential Dynamic Psychotherapy; and interpersonal relationships.

  • Toward the Unification of Psychotherapy

    Special issue of APA's Journal of Psychotherapy Integration, Vol. 18, No. 3, September 2008. Articles discuss issues in unification of psychotherapy, including conceptual frameworks; disparate thoughts; tasks, dialectical considerations, and biopsychosocial systems metatheory; eclecticism and integration; and power and politics.

  • The Integration of Concrete Operating Procedures

    Special issue of APA's Journal of Psychotherapy Integration, Vol. 17, No. 1, March 2007. Includes articles about technical integration and assimilative integration in constructivist psychotherapy; integration of self and systems perspectives in motivating change; the dialogic-dialectical approach; active problem-solving in person-centered psychotherapy; and concrete operating procedures from the perspective of the client as active self-healer.

  • Integration of Between-Session (Homework) Activities Into Psychotherapy

    Special issue of APA's Journal of Psychotherapy Integration, Vol. 16, No. 2, June 2006. Includes articles about the use of homework in behavior therapy for anxiety disorders; client-centered therapy; cognitive behavior therapy of depression; emotion-focused experiential therapy; interpersonal psychotherapy; psychodynamic psychotherapy; and systems-oriented individual psychotherapy.

  • Psychotherapy Integration in a Broader Context

    Special issue of APA's Journal of Psychotherapy Integration, Vol. 14, No. 2, June 2004. The articles discuss philosophical and moral dilemmas; ethical contexts; and axiological foundations of psychotherapy integration.

  • Integratively Oriented Brief Psychotherapy

    Special issue of APA's Journal of Psychotherapy Integration, Vol. 13, No. 3/4, September/December 2003. Includes articles about historical perspective on and contemporary approaches to integratively oriented brief psychotherapy; treatment for chronic depression; short-term restructuring psychotherapy; the integrationist perspective; and solution-focused narrative.