About the SAP Website

We make the Society’s thought-provoking articles, shared wisdom, and dedication to advancing psychotherapy available to the widest possible audiences of psychotherapists and psychotherapy researchers, educators, supervisors, and trainees.

 

DEDICATED TO ADVANCING THE SCIENCE, PRACTICE, AND STUDY OF PSYCHOTHERAPY

We create an online community, as the digital arm of the Society, invigorating discussion and fostering the growth of knowledge of psychotherapy.

 

PUBLISHING PARTNER

We partner with Psychotherapy (our premier, peer-reviewed journal) and Psychotherapy Bulletin (our official Society newsletter) to showcase scholarly contributions, commentary, and professional collaborations made to the field of psychotherapy.

 

ONLINE PUBLISHER

We publish web-only Special Features from leaders and frontline practitioners of psychotherapy.

 

CREATING A HOME FOR THOSE DEDICATED TO PSYCHOTHERAPY

We build bridges and connection. From student members and luminary award-winning members in our Society we are  home for those who champion all aspects of psychotherapy.

Write for the SAP Website

Are you interested in writing for the Society for the Advancement of Psychotherapy website?

We are looking for a diverse array of contributors, including undergraduate and graduate students, and professionals in the fields of: psychology, social work, mental health counseling, and education.

Who can write for the SAP website?

As this is a website with content written by psychotherapists for psychotherapists, authors must be pursuing, or currently have, a terminal degree in a psychotherapy-related field. 

Content for the SAP website

All content must be related to the field of psychotherapy theory, research, practice, or policy. 

Topics may include, but are not limited to:
  • Psychotherapy theories, processes, and outcomes
  • Supervision theories, processes, and outcomes
  • The therapeutic relationship
  • Advancing and advocating the practice of psychotherapy
  • Expanding psychotherapy's reach
  • Understanding diversity, race, and ethnicity in psychotherapy
  • Teaching psychotherapy
  • Resources for professionals
  • Resources for students
  • Career development

Check out some of our featured publications here.

Why write for us?

We receive  about 350 views to our site daily. When you publish a web-only Special Feature with SAP, your article will be:

  • Featured on the home page for two weeks
  • Published in our eNewsletter that reaches 3600+ mailboxes
  • Published on Twitter at least twice (~3000 followers)
  • Published on Facebook at least twice (~3000 followers)

In addition, you and any co-authors will be given your own Author Biography page that not only directly links to your personal or professional website, Twitter and Facebook accounts, and biography, but also all publications you've written for the web or Bulletin. See www.societyforpsychotherapy.org/author/amyellis for an example.

Manuscript Preparation:

The SAP Website is open to submissions of all types: empirical studies, literature reviews, case studies, policy articles.

Length:

Articles vary in length but usually average between 1000-1500 words.

Title:

Titles are limited to 10 words or less. You may elect to have a "sub-title" which must also remain within 10 words.

Format:
  • Use APA style
  • Use compelling headings to make the article "skimmable"
  • Use flags and bridges (e.g., "What's important here is...")
  • Use short paragraphs
  • Include a final paragraph titled "Summary" that summarizes the primary points of your article.
  • Avoid overly complicated or technical language

Submission Process:

1. Please email Associate Editor of Website Content, Ms. Kourtney Schroeder ([email protected]), to propose a topic idea.
2. Submission deadline will be agreed upon between Associate Editor and author(s).
3. Submit article via online submission portal: https://sapwebsite.wufoo.com/forms/psychotherapy-website-sap-author-submission-form/
4. Article will be reviewed in 1-2 weeks.
5. Submit revisions via email.
6. If accepted, article will be posted within 3-4 weeks (or less). At that time, additional documents may be requested (e.g., head shot, Twitter handle, etc.).

Sample articles

Below are a few articles that have received a wide reaching audience on our website:

http://societyforpsychotherapy.org/expertise-demonstrated/

http://societyforpsychotherapy.org/distress-therapist-burnout-self-care-promotion-wellness-psychotherapists-trainees-issues-implications-recommendations/

http://societyforpsychotherapy.org/an-introduction-to-bdsm-for-psychotherapists/

General Correspondence/Questions or Comments?

Please email Associate Editor of Website Content, Ms. Kourtney Schroeder, at [email protected].

Internet Editor

Amy E. Ellis, Ph.D.






I am currently an Assistant Professor in undergraduate psychology at Albizu University, co-Director of the Trauma Resolution & Integration Program (TRIP) at Nova Southeastern University, and I have a private practice where I specialize in the treatment of trauma and eating disorders. As I’ve maintained involvement in the Society (I was previously the Associate Editor of Website Content), I have found a true “professional home” and community.


Associate Editor for Website Content

Kourtney Schroeder, B.S.






I am the Associate Editor for Website Content (2017-2020), where I work on the strategic design of the website and advancement of digital outreach. I graduated from the University of Florida with a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and a minor in Women’s Studies. I am currently working on a Doctor of Psychology in Clinical Psychology at Nova Southeastern University. My interest in the Society for the Advancement of Psychotherapy is based on the generality of psychotherapy. I believe this allows for a varying and enhancement of knowledge in psychotherapy. I hope to achieve a greater understanding of the technological aspects of psychotherapy as well as learning more about a variety of concepts in psychotherapy.


Assistant Editor for Social Media

Elizabeth Kilmer, B.A.






I am a Student Editor for Website Content at the Society for the Advancement of Psychotherapy. I work on managing website content and digital outreach. I earned my Bachelor’s degree in psychology from Hendrix College in Arkansas, and am currently working on my doctoral degree in Clinical Psychology from the University of North Texas. My current research is focused on the advancement of psychotherapy through the development of an outcome tracking measure for use in psychotherapy training clinics.

I am thankful for the support that the Society for the Advancement of Psychotherapy has shown in the development of this research, and am excited for the opportunity to become more involved in the Society’s priority to disseminate quality information about psychotherapy. In addition, I am looking forward to gaining a better understanding of the publication process through the Society, and learning more about the multiple ways through which the Society serves the larger community of psychologist researchers and practitioners. 


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