Call for papers - The role of psychotherapy research in psychotherapy training: mutual influences and relations


Guest Editors: Francesco De Bei, Department of Medicine and Psychology, La Sapienza University of Rome, Italy; Diego Rocco, Department of Developmental and Socialization Psychology, University of Padua, Italy

Editor-in-Chief: Silvia Salcuni, Department of Developmental and Socialization Psychology, University of Padua, Italy

Deadline for abstract submission: 31th March 2019

Abstract format: 250 words  - a Word file (.doc) containing the paper title, author(s) with affiliation(s), corresponding author’s email and phone number)

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Deadline for papers submission: 1st July 2019

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RIPPPO invites manuscripts for a special issue focused on psychotherapy research in psychotherapy training and mutual influences and implications.

Research in psychotherapy process could have a useful role in training programs, since it focuses on the fundamental role played by relational factors in contributing to the formation of a psychotherapist.

Therefore, the wider scope of this Special Issue is to bring these two perspectives: on one hand, the research psychotherapy process and, on the other hand, the training on psychotherapy, into dialogue.

We invite authors to propose papers in one of the following areas:

1. Theoretical considerations, meta-analysis and systematic reviews concerning the relationship between psychotherapy research and training in psychotherapy.

2. Process and outcome empirical researches.

Further details are available here.

19th WPA World Congress of Psychiatry, Lisbon, 21-24 August, 2019


Psychiatry and mental health narratives have changed extensively over the last centuries. Today, treatment and recovery of mental disorders go hand in hand with promotion and prevention and there is an increased interest in rehabilitation and psycho-social interventions. Yet this was not always the case – these fields of research and intervention have had intricate connections either running in parallel or in confluence but also sometimes in conflict.

Bound in the history of Psychiatry is a search for an identity which has been complex and ultimately was reached by a compromise between empirical and non-empirical vectors coming from neurobiological, psychological and social inputs. Today these have informed public health policies which all aim at the same goal – reaching the highest possible mental wellbeing.

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32nd International Congress of Psychology, 19-24 July, 2020, Prague, Czech Republic


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