Dear Members of Division 29 (Society for the Advancement of Psychotherapy),
I am pleased to announce that upon recommendation of the Society for the Advancement of Psychotherapy Publications and Communications Board, with the concurrence of the President and Executive Committee, the Society’s Board of Directors has ratified the appointment of Dr. Jesse J. Owen to Editor of our flagship journal, Psychotherapy. Dr. Owen’s five-year term will begin January 1, 2020. Among other attributes that qualify him to serve as the Journal’s Editor-in-Chief, Dr. Owen has a very strong psychotherapy research program, an expansive and impressive publication record, deep editorial experience both for Psychotherapy and other journals, leadership experience in the Society, and strong recommendations/endorsements from several leaders in the psychotherapy field.
Dr. Owen is a Professor in the Counseling Psychology Department at the University of Denver. He is an APA Fellow of the Society, and he has been awarded the Early Career Awards for the Society and Division 17 (Counseling Psychology). He has been an Associate Editor for Psychotherapy since 2009, and he has been an Associate Editor for two other top-tier journals. He has also served as the Society’s Domain Chair and Representative for Education and Training, and he is currently the Treasurer. He has published over 125 peer-review publications/books, most of which are focused on psychotherapy process and outcomes. He has a small private practice in Denver, which focuses on individual and couple therapy, as well as psychological assessment.
Please join me in congratulating Dr. Owen on his well-deserved appointment. We look forward to benefitting from his vision for, and leadership of, our high-impact journal for years to come.
Michael J. Constantino
President, Society for the Advancement of Psychotherapy