IBPJ: the voice of body psychotherapy and somatic psychology around the world
The Journal’s mission is to support, promote, and stimulate the exchange of ideas, scholarship, and research within the field of body psychotherapy and somatic psychology, as well as to encourage an interdisciplinary exchange with related fields of clinical theory and practice.
A Joint Publication of the USABP and EABP
The Journal is the collaborative publication of two sister organizations:
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Our goal is to support the growth and further scientific recognition of body psychotherapy and somatic psychology. We are moving to unify our colleagues around the world, evolve an important tool for cross pollination, and solidify a foundation from which our membership can be heard internationally.
As the field continues to expand, the IBPJ’s aim is to broaden its readers’ horizons by inviting submissions of original theory, qualitative and quantitative research, experiential data, and case studies, as well as comparative and secondary analysis and literature reviews from clinicians and researchers practicing in all healthcare fields around the world.
The IBPJ is managed by an Editorial Committee with members from both American and European associations. This is reflected in the synthesis of the Editorial Team and Advisory Board: The Editor-in-Chief (Madlen Algafari) is from Bulgaria, the Deputy Editor and Assisting Deputy Editors are from the United States (Dr. Aline LaPierre supported by Dr. Chris Walling and Dr Karen Roller) and the Managing Editor is from Greece (Antigone Oreopoulou). The Journal receives valuable support from an International Advisory Board with Consulting Editors and Peer Reviewers from different continents and countries.
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The joint publication evolved from the USABP Journal in response to tremendous growth in the field of body psychotherapy worldwide over the past two decades. As the field continues to expand, the Journal’s aim is to broaden its readers’ horizons by inviting submissions of original theory, qualitative and quantitative research, experiential data, and case studies, as well as comparative and secondary analysis and literature reviews from clinicians and researchers practicing in all healthcare fields across the globe.
We are grateful for the contributions of so many people who have contributed to this mission.
Jacqueline A. Carleton, Ph.D. is the founding editor. Dr. Carleton’s expertise guided the United States Association for Body Psychotherapy Journal from 2001-2011 and launched the transition into the International Body Psychotherapy Journal in 2012, which she edited until 2015.
From 2015-2018 the Journal was edited by a team from the EABP under the leadership of Asaf Roelof Ben-Shahar.
Since Autumn 2018 a new Editing Team has taken over with Madlen Algafari (EABP) as Editor in Chief and Associate Editors from the USABP headed by Dr. Aline La Pierre. Antigone Oreopoulou takes over as Managing Editor.
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