About the Psychotherapy Bulletin


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Psychotherapy Bulletin

Published four times each year (spring, summer, fall, winter), Psychotherapy Bulletin is designed to:

1. inform the membership of Division 29 about relevant events, awards, and professional opportunities;
2. provide articles and commentary regarding the range of issues that are of interest to psychotherapy theorists, researchers, practitioners, and trainers;
3. establish a forum for students and new members to offer their contributions; and
4. facilitate opportunities for dialogue and collaboration among the diverse members of our Society.

Access full PDF versions of the Bulletin here: Psychotherapy Bulletin Archives

Write for the Psychotherapy Bulletin

Thank you for submitting your article to the Psychotherapy Bulletin.  The Bulletin is published on-line quarterly.  Our submission process is now on-line as well.  Please follow the link at the bottom of this page, after reading these submission guidelines.

The official criteria for submissions are as follows:

  1. articles should be no longer than 2250 words, submitted in MS Word, .txt, or .rtf files.  No PDF documents accepted.
  2. format should be block style with one space between paragraphs.  No indented paragraphs.
  3. single spaced
  4. no page numbering
  5. no headers or footers, unless footnotes
  6. references should be single spaced, in approved APA-style format
  7. photos, tables and other graphic elements* should be submitted as separate JPEG, TIFF, GIF, PDF, or BITMAP files, not imbedded in other documents.* Please see the links for uploading images separately.

*A note about images: We ask that authors provide hi-resolution (300 dpi) images if possible so that your graphics will reproduce sharply and legibly.  Images exported as PDFs should be exported at least 300 dpi.

Clinical Impact Statement:

With your submission, please include a brief Clinical Impact Statement and a few keywords for use in the eBulletin, on the website, and on social media. Below is an example (with thanks to Dr. Jeff Barnett for providing this sample):

This manuscript provides essential information to mental health clinicians, clinicians in training, and those who educate and train them to assist them to better meet the mental health needs of America’s rapidly aging population. Specific guidance is provided to assist mental health clinicians to develop and maintain the attitudes, knowledge, and skills needed to effectively provide these important services.

Keywords [SAMPLE]: older adults, competence, ethics, treatment, education

All fields on the submission page will indicate what type of information is needed, how to complete the field, and how many characters you are afforded in the field.

The submission timeline for 2021 are as follows: January 15th, April 15th, July 15th, and October 15th. 

To submit your article, please click on the following link: https://sapwebsite.wufoo.com/forms/psychotherapy-bulletin-sap-author-submission-form/

If you have specific questions or problems navigating the submission form, please contact Joanna Drinane.


Psychotherapy Bulletin Editor

Joanna M. Drinane, Ph.D.

Joanna M. Drinane is serving as Editor for the Society for the Advancement of Psychotherapy’s, Psychotherapy Bulletin.

Associate Editor

Stephanie Winkeljohn Black Ph.D.

Stephanie Winkeljohn Black is currently the Associate Editor for the Society for the Advancement of Psychotherapy’s, Psychotherapy Bulletin. Dr. Stephanie Winkeljohn Black has a Ph.D. in counseling psychology from the University of Louisville and completed her pre-doctoral internship at Virginia Commonwealth University’s University Counseling Services. She earned a B.A. in psychology and history from The College of William & Mary in Virginia. Dr. Winkeljohn Black’s research focuses on (1) diversity in religious, spiritual, and secular (RSS) behaviors as related to mental health outcomes, (2) health professionals’ multicultural competencies and humility toward client/patients’ RSS identities, and the subsequent relation to psychotherapy training, processes, and outcomes, She also has a history of studying diversity in undergraduate populations as related to coping behaviors and mental health.

Contributing Editors


Beverly Greene, Ph.D.
Rosemary Phelps, Ph.D.

Education & Training 

Jennifer Callahan, Ph.D.
Rayna D. Markin, Ph.D.

Ethics in Psychotherapy

Apryl Alexander, Psy.D.

Psychotherapy Practice

Barbara Thompson, Ph.D.
Barbara Vivino, Ph.D.

Psychotherapy Research, Science and Scholarship

Susan Woodhouse, Ph.D.
Barbara Vivino, Ph.D.

Public Interest and Social Justice

Rosemary Adam-Terem, Ph.D.
Linda Campbell, Ph.D.

Washington Scene

Patrick DeLeon, Ph.D.

Early Career

Leigh Ann Carter, Psy.D.
Kevin McCarthy, Psy.D.

Student Features

Nicholas Morrison

Editorial Assistants

Salwa Chowdhury
Kate Axford

Central Office Administrator

Tracey Martin

Access full PDF versions of the Bulletin here: Psychotherapy Bulletin Archives

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