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INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF EXISTENTIAL
PSYCHOLOGY AND PSYCHOTHERAPY

The International Journal of Existential Psychology and Psychotherapy is the official publication of the International Society for Existential Psychology and Psychotherapy. It is a peer-reviewed, full-text scholarly journal that provides fast, on-line publications as well as traditional, hardcopy publication of annuals.

ABOUT THE INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF EXISTENTIAL PSYCHOLOGY AND PSYCHOTHERAPY (IJEPP)

IJEPP is the official organ of the International Society for Existential Psychology and Psychotherapy (ISEPP). It is published online at journal.existentialpsychology.org and is accessible for free for its first year of publication. After that it will be available only to members of INPM/ISEPP and subscribers of IJEPP. Individual articles may be purchased online by non-members and non-subscribers. Once a year IJEPP publishes selected papers in hardcopy format.

ABOUT ISEPP

The International Society for Existential Psychology and Psychotherapy (ISEPP) is the first professional division of the International Network on Personal Meaning (INPM).

RELATIONSHIP TO THE INTERNATIONAL NETWORK ON PERSONAL MEANING

ISEPP is a division of INPM until such time when it is strong enough to achieve an independent status, i.e., has its own charter, charitable status and elected officers. At that time, the ISEPP will remain a sister organization in partnership with INPM. For the time being, ISEPP will be managed by the existing Executive Committee and overseen seroquel to buy by the Official Board of INPM.

MISSION

The mission of ISEPP is to advance existential psychology and psychotherapy as one of the major forces within mainstream psychology.
Its objectives are to:

  1. Promote the development of human sciences and the study of human experiences.
  2. Provide a forum, through its journals and conferences, for the exchange and cross-fertilization or ideas.
  3. Facilitate international cooperation and synergism.
  4. Improve the human condition through the application of existential psychology and therapy.
  5. Serve as an umbrella organization for the larger existential community.

The broad umbrella will encompass humanistic-existential psychology, existential-phenomenological psychology, logotherapy and existential analysis, integrative meaning-centred counselling, and various forms of narrative, social constructionist psychology and therapy.

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Archives

International Journal of Existential Psychology & Psychotherapy
Vol 6 No 1 (2016)
This issue features eight submitted articles on topics ranging from interventions such as Religious CBT, Meditation and Mindfulness, and Social-Education to meaning and positive psychology. Note: Paul T. P. Wong’s article “Existential Positive Psychology” was originally scheduled to be published in the second edition of Encyclopedia of Positive Psychology; unfortunately, the publisher decided not to go forward with the second edition. Therefore, this paper is published here.

International Journal of Existential Psychology & Psychotherapy
Vol 5 No 1 (2014)
This issue includes an editorial on solving the meaning puzzle, 11 selected conference proceedings from the 7th Biennial International Meaning Conference in 2012—“A Positive Global Vision of Healing and Flourishing through Meaning”—and seven submitted articles. Dedication: This issue is dedicated to the memory of Dr. Christopher Peterson. He was a friend and supporter of INPM. At the 2012 Meaning Conference in July, he was a keynote speaker. His paper published in this volume would probably be his last paper, before he unexpectedly passed away on October 9, 2012.

International Journal of Existential Psychology & Psychotherapy
Vol 4 No 1 (2012)
This issue features an editorial on the “Meaning Mindset,” six submitted articles, a special section on death and dying, and a book review of Flourish.

International Journal of Existential Psychology & Psychotherapy
Vol 3 No 2 (2010)
This issue includes Dr. Paul T. P. Wong’s editorial on meaning-centered applications in organizations, four selected proceedings on death acceptance from the 5th Biennial International Meaning Conference—“Living Well and Dying Well: New Frontiers of Positive Psychology, Therapy, and Spiritual Care”—and three submitted articles.

International Journal of Existential Psychology & Psychotherapy
Vol 3 No 1 (2010)
This issue introduces “Existential Positive Psychology” (EPP) in Dr. Paul T. P. Wong’s editorial, and features six submitted articles, two short essays, two commentaries, and four student scholarship papers from the 5th Biennial International Meaning Conference, “Living Well and Dying Well: New Frontiers of Positive Psychology, Therapy, and Spiritual Care.”

International Journal of Existential Psychology & Psychotherapy
Vol 2 No 2 (2008)
This issue features five submitted articles, a short essay on identity theft, and a literature review of meaning, purpose in life, and related constructs.

International Journal of Existential Psychology & Psychotherapy
Vol 2 No 1 (2008)
This issue includes two submitted articles and five selected proceedings from the 3rd Biennial International Meaning Conference in 2004, “Transforming Suffering, Loss, and Death through Meaning, Hope, and Faith.”

A Quiet Positive Revolution
Vol 1 No 2 (2004)
This issue of the International Journal of Existential Psychology & Psychotherapy includes Dr. Paul T. P. Wong’s reflection on the first three Biennial International Meaning Conferences, “A Quiet Positive Revolution,” as well as four selected proceedings from the second conference in 2002, “Freedom, Responsibility, Justice.”

Existential Psychology for the 21st Century
Vol 1 No 1 (2004)
This first issue of the International Journal of Existential Psychology & Psychotherapy includes Dr. Paul T. P. Wong’s editorial entitled, “Existential Psychology for the 21st Century.” It also features seven selected proceedings from the 2nd Biennial International Meaning Conference in 2002—“Freedom, Responsibility, Justice”—a short essay, and 14 commentaries in response to the editorial.

Editorial Board

EDITOR

Paul T. P. Wong, Meaning Centered Counselling Institute, Toronto, ON, Canada

ADMINISTRATOR OF JOURNAL OPERATIONS

Jennifer B. Chu, Meaning Centered Counselling Institute, Toronto, ON, Canada

ASSOCIATE EDITORS

Kenneth Hart, University of Windsor, ON Canada
Dmitry Leontiev, Moscow State University, Moscow, Russia
Salvatore Maddi, University of California, Irvine, CA, United States
Yegan Pilay, Ohio University, Athens, OH, United States
Gary T. Reker, Trent University, Peterborough, ON, Canada
Brent Dean Robbins, Point Park University, Pittsburgh, PA, United States

EDITORIAL BOARD

Charles McLafferty
Karel Balcar, Charles University, Prague, Czech Republic
Emmy van Deurzen, Dilemma Consultancy, Sheffield, United Kingdom
Ernesto Spinelli, Ernesto Spinelli and Associates, London, United Kingdom
Brent D. Slife, Brigham Young University, Provo, UT, United States
Stefan Schulenberg, University of Mississippi, Oxford, MS, United States
Kirk J. Schneider, Saybrook Institute, San Francisco, CA, United States
Brent Dean Robbins, Point Park University, Pittsburgh, PA, United States
Yegan Pilay, Ohio University, Athens, OH, United States
Marvin MacDonald, Trinity Western University, Langley, BC, Canada
Salvatore Maddi, University of California, Irvine, CA, United States
Dmitry Leontiev, Moscow State University, Moscow, Russia
George Kunz, Seattle University, WA, United States
Deborah Khoshaba-Maddi, Pepperdine University, Malibu, CA, United States
Marnin Heisel, University of Western Ontario, London, ON, Canada
Amadeo Giorgi, Saybrook Institute, San Francisco, CA, United States
Gerald Finch, Universidad Internacional del Ecuador, Quito, Ecuador
Mick Cooper, University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, United Kingdom
Lilian C. J. Wong, Meaning Centered Counselling Institute, Toronto, ON, Canada

Scope

The International Journal of Existential Psychology and Psychotherapy welcomes all original articles relevant to the study and application of personal meaning. More specifically, we accept original articles related to research, theory, literary review, or case studies. Although the journal is the official publication of the International Journal of Existential Psychology and Psychotherapy, it is not restricted to only the existential perspective. In fact, we welcome authors from all theoretical stripes and disciplines.

We also encourage submissions from other disciplines such as management, education, philosophy, and religion, as long as they are related to the core construct of meaning. Papers of an interdisciplinary nature are also welcomed.

Policies

Section Policies

EDITORIAL

Editorials are typically written by the editor or invited guests.

ARTICLES

All articles need to be original. They may come from a variety of disciplines and theoretical perspectives. However, papers dealing with the positive psychology of meaning and the therapeutic benefits of meaning-oriented interventions are most welcome.

COMMENTARIES

Normally, commentaries are provided by peer reviewers. However, commentaries on the original article as well as peer reviews are also welcomed. All commentaries should be no longer than 2,000 words, and they should be constructive and courteous. Even critical notes and disagreements can still be presented in a civil manner befitting scholarly dialogue. Any commentaries inconsistent with this policy will be rejected.

EXPERT INTERVIEWS

From time to time, our editorial team will interview experts on the vital role of meaning, well-being, and psychotherapy.

BOOK REVIEWS

Both publishers and authors are welcome to send their new publications to the editor for review. Only books that are timely, appropriate, and scholarly will be sent out for review. Book reviews are by invitation from the editor. Generally, book reviews should be less than 3,000 words.

Peer Review Process

All submissions will first be screened by the editor with respect to the appropriateness and/or scholarliness. Therefore, some submissions may be rejected by the editor immediately without going through peer review. After the initial screening, all papers will be sent out for peer-review by two experts. We are experimenting with an open review system. The main feature of this new system is that reviewers are required to have at least portions of the review published alongside with the article so that the broad readership will have a chance to comment on the quality of their review. This is intended to improve the review process and make the reviewer more accountable. The review process usually takes about six weeks.

Publication Frequency

At present, IJEPP is published twice a year. However, plans are underway to increase the publication frequency.

Open Access Policy

All publications in the International Journal of Existential Psychology and Psychotherapy are made public. This open access policy not only facilitates global change of knowledge but also benefits the general public. Please note that the authors retain the copyright to their work and that the International Journal of Existential Psychology and Psychotherapy has the right of first publication of the work.

All content of the International Journal of Existential Psychology and Psychotherapy is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial No Derivatives License.

Submissions

Since our journal publication is not funded by any agency, we have to charge a small publication fee of $100 to partially cover the cost of handling, copy-editing, and publishing. INPM professional members will receive a 20% discount, paying only $80.

New to INPM? Please visit http://inpm.org/membership/ for more membership information.

Already a member? Please submit your article to drpaulwong@gmail.com

AUTHOR GUIDELINES

All articles will preferably be up to 8,000 words, including references. Longer articles will be considered, but they should not be more than 12,000 words.

The text should be double-spaced, Times New Roman in 12-point font; italics rather than underlining should be applied only sparingly for emphasis.

All articles should use internally consistent spelling, grammar, and language.

Figures and tables should be placed within the text at the appropriate points, rather than at the end. However, footnotes are to appear at the end of the manuscript.

Referencing and Citations should follow APA format. Please refer to the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association, 6th Edition.

COPYRIGHT NOTICE

All content submitted to the International Journal of Existential Psychology and Psychotherapy is subject to the Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial No Derivatives License. Authors retain personal copyright to their manuscript but grant the journal the right of first publication. The Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial No Derivatives License simultaneously allows IJEPP to publish and share information online while acknowledging the work’s authorship in its initial publication in this journal, while preventing one’s work to be duplicated and altered without the expressed consent of the author(s). Use of journal content, e.g. quoting an article, requires that content be appropriately referenced.

PRELIMINARY PRIVACY STATEMENT

The information submitted to the International Journal of Existential Psychology and Psychotherapy will be used exclusively for their stated purposes and will not be made available to any other party. Subjects’ name and contact information upon submission will be retained by the primary administrators of the journal for the solely communicative purposes while the author’s manuscript is under review, as well as for customary membership notifications.