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EDITORIAL by Carine Minne and Annie Pesskin
FOREWORD by Harriet Wolfe
– “Let the great axe fall”: from ancient Babylonian torture to modern forensic psychotherapy. Freud, Welldon, and the humanisation of criminality by Brett Kahr
– What is forensic psychotherapy, and why is it so important? by James Gilligan
– Bringing our light out from under the bushel: the unrealised potential of forensic psychotherapy by Timothy Keogh
– The roots of evil: why ordinary people commit atrocities by Konstantin Nemirovskiy
– Odd one in: a psychotherapist’s experience of interaction with the judicial system in working with patients with high levels of destructiveness by Natalya Frolova
– A state of in-betweenness: the challenges of working with disavowal by Stephen Blumenthal
– Female aggression: a family conundrum by Ronald Doctor
– Societal disorder as a precursor to dangerous minds in politics by Bandy X. Lee
– Can a focus on the importance of relationships help us address the pandemic of violence? by John, Lord Alderdice
– World War 3.0 by Stephen Setterberg
– A day in the life of an ex-gang member by Rosca
– Psycho-social Explorations of Trauma, Exclusion and Violence: Un-housed Minds and Inhospitable Environments by Christopher Scanlon and John Adlam
Reviewed by Kate Salucci
– Gender Dysphoria: A Therapeutic Model for Working with Children by Sue Evans and Marcus Evans
Reviewed by Hessel Willemsen
The International Journal of Forensic Psychotherapy (IJFP) is a brand-new journal launched in 2019. It is published in conjunction with the International Association for Forensic Psychotherapy and its avowed aim is to “Re-humanise the de-humanised”.
This will be a leading-edge journal that promotes the health of offenders and victims through the use of psychotherapeutic understanding, risk assessment, and treatment techniques, and will also advance understanding about forensic psychotherapeutic practice.
The annual subscription includes two printed issues a year and complimentary online access from Ingenta Connect.
Reasons to subscribe:
– A newly established journal for all professionals bringing together psychoanalytically underpinned understanding of work with people suffering from difficulties involving violence and paraphilias;
– An international journal with wide ranging peer-reviewed contributions in the field of forensic psychotherapy from around the world;
– An innovative journal critically reviewing and discussing developments in clinical practice, theory and research;
– An informative journal that aims to contribute to policy making, influence practice and encourage interdisciplinary collaboration across continents;
– A lively journal that encourages articles from the arts and current affairs, reflecting aspects of the world of forensic psychotherapy.
Carine Minne, Editor-in-Chief
Annie Pesskin, Managing Editor
Estela V. Welldon, Founding Editor
Brett Kahr, Consulting Editor
INTERNATIONAL EDITORIAL BOARD
Camilla Bargum (Finland)
Felice Francesco Carabellese (Italy)
Reena Kapoor (United States)
Timothy Keogh (Australia)
Tilman Kluttig (Germany)
Moisés Lemlij (Peru)
Elena Mundici (United Kingdom)
Katya Orrell (United Kingdom)
Francesco Spadaro (Italy)
Emma Went (United Kingdom)
The International Journal of Forensic Psychotherapy
“Re-humanising the de-humanised”
Articles for consideration should be sent to our editorial team on firstname.lastname@example.org
Procedure for submissions
Articles should be typewritten, using double spacing, in Microsoft Word format.
Submissions of full papers, including abstract and references, should be a maximum of 6,000 words in length. They should comprise two files, to assist in the editorial review process:
– The first should include the paper, together with its title, a list of keywords, a list of references, and an abstract.
– The second should include a cover page for the paper with its title, the author’s name and contact details (including postal and email addresses), and a brief biographical summary of up to 150 words.
Language: Contributions should be written in English. Authors may choose to use British English or American English in first drafts, but please note the final material needs to be supplied in British English.
Abstracts: All papers must be accompanied by an abstract. This should be a maximum of 200 words.
References: Please see detailed instructions here.
Artwork: The inclusion of figures and images in contributions must be approved by the editors. If the editors agree, then the following applies. Unless otherwise agreed in advance, all artwork must be submitted in black and white.
FORMAT: The preferred format is high-resolution PDFs, TIFF or JPEGs (please note that any JPEGs downloaded from the internet will only be 72dpi and too low resolution).
RESOLUTION: black and white artwork (bitmap): 600 dpi. Photographs or any shaded matter (greyscale): 300 dpi. Fine tints in the artwork are not allowed as they do not reproduce well once printed.
IMPORTANT: Graphics embedded in the Word file will not be of sufficient resolution for print-quality; they are useful as a guideline for positioning and identification purposes only. Therefore, please ensure that all graphics are supplied separately in PDF, TIFF or JPEG format, as specified above, in addition to being embedded in the Word document.
Permissions: For information regarding the reproduction of others’ work, click here.
Author’s declaration: Authors are asked to complete and send with their manuscript an “author’s declaration” confirming confidentiality, originality, and copyright. A copy of this declaration can be found here.
Confidentiality and consent: Contributors are expected to use all possible means of assuring the confidentiality of those about whom they write, such as disguising significant aspects of the case material. Alternatively, authors should acquire their subjects’ consent. In general terms, contributors are required to follow the procedure adopted in their own countries which govern the conduct of their work with human or animal subjects. If requiring further advice, authors are invited to discuss these matters with a member of the journal’s International Advisory Board in their country.
Originality: Papers submitted for publication are accepted on the understanding that they are the author’s / authors’ own work and that where the work of others is referred to or quoted, this is clearly attributed. Papers should not have been published elsewhere or be currently submitted to other publications.
Peer review: All papers will be subject to peer review. In order to preserve anonymity in this process, the authors should supply the editors with two separate documents, as detailed above. When assessing the acceptability of the submission, peer reviewers are asked to consider the following questions:
– Is the paper readable, accessible, and interesting?
– Does it make appropriate use of psychoanalytic theory?
– If applicable is there appropriate use of case material
– Does it make a contribution to learning about forensic psychotherapy?
Copy dates: Whilst the editors will welcome contributions at any time, authors should note that final copy dates for forthcoming issues will normally be on 1 April and 1 September of each year.
Editorial procedure: Contributors will receive an acknowledgement of the receipt of their submissions. Following the process of peer review, the editors will decide either (i) to accept or reject or (ii) to accept, subject to modifications. The editors’ decision will be final.
Please be sure to include:
1) A file containing:
– Your paper
– An abstract
– List of keywords
– List of references
2) A file containing:
– Cover page of paper with title
– The author’s name and contact details
– Biographical summary.
3) Completed Author declaration.
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