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IBPJ Call For Papers

INTERNATIONAL BODY PSYCHOTHERAPY JOURNAL is calling for papers for Spring - Summer 2022.

The IBPJ Editorial Team feels that now, more than ever, our field must bring forward body-centered methodologies that foster diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging. This coming year, they wish to highlight how the science and practice of body psychotherapy and somatic psychology can inspire and energize integrated body-mind approaches in the fields of trauma and addiction, and social justice.

Trauma and Addiction

Guest Editor • Jan Winhall M.S.W., F.O.T.

Suggested paper topics should include but are not limited to:

  • Deconstruct the current pathologizing model of addiction and offer a new paradigm that shifts the lens to reflect an embodied approach.
  • Present a detailed description of one or more somatic therapies and their
    application in treatment with addicted clients.
  • Describe alternative approaches that reflect cultural differences in the conceptualization and treatment of addiction.
  • Research papers that focus on studies using an embodied approach to
    addiction treatment.

Papers should be 5,000-6,000 words in length, APA style. Please submit papers  by February 1st, 2022

Email submissions to:

The International Body Psychotherapy Journal (IBPJ) is a peer-reviewed journal jointly published by the European Association for Body Psychotherapy and the United States Association for Body Psychotherapy. The Journal’s aim is to offer a publication of excellent articles that stimulate an exchange of ideas by promoting the theory, practice, and research in somatic psychology and body psychotherapy.

In addition to publishing articles by authors from the somatic psychotherapy community, the Journal invites contributions from a range of disciplines such as psychology, sociology, neuroscience, and other behavioral sciences, as well as medical and health professions in order to aptly reflect the interdisciplinary aspects of somatic psychology.

The Journal is an Open Access publication. Full issues and .pdfs of individual articles are freely available on the IBPJ website. We do not charge fees to authors. IBPJ publishes Open Access in order to broaden the dissemination of quality-controlled, peer-reviewed articles on body psychotherapy.

Jan Winhall, M.S.W.  P.I.F.O.T. is an author, teacher and seasoned trauma and addiction psychotherapist. She is an Educational Partner and Course Developer with the Polyvagal Institute where she offers a training program based on her book Treating Trauma and Addiction with the Felt Sense Polyvagal Model, Routledge 2021. Completion of four levels leads students to become Felt Sense Polyvagal Model Facilitators. She is an Adjunct Lecturer at the University of Toronto and a Certifying Co-Ordinator with the International Focusing Institute. Jan is Co-Director of the Borden Street Clinic where she supervises graduate students. She enjoys teaching all over the world.

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