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the Behavior Therapist (tBT) is currently seeking submissions for a special issue: Psychedelic-Assisted Psychotherapy: The Necessity of Leadership Through Evidence-Based Practice.

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Call for Papers — Special Issue: Psychedelic-Assisted Psychotherapy: The Necessity of Leadership Through Evidence-Based Practice

 

the Behavior Therapist (tBT), a journal published by the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies (ABCT), is currently seeking submissions for a special issue: Psychedelic-Assisted Psychotherapy: The Necessity of Leadership Through Evidence-Based Practice. The special issue is being guest edited by Drs. Monnica Williams and Matthew Skinta and is tentatively set for an early 2025 publication.

The journal is seeking submissions that focus on issues related to the importance of psychologists and other mental health therapists as leaders in the science of psychedelic-assisted psychotherapy. Although the special issue is open to articles about psychedelic-assisted psychotherapy and current developments, a priority is to showcase articles that highlight the value that cognitive-behavioral therapy and perspectives bring to this domain.

This includes, but is not limited to:

  • methodological considerations;
  • the study of set and setting;
  • behavioral articulations of the psychedelic experience;
  • the integration of cognitive-behavioral innovations as specific tools of preparation and integration

The special issue also aims to publish articles that are representative of diverse communities and that highlight intersectionality (i.e., the intersection of multiple marginalized identities).

If you are interested in submitting an article for consideration, please email Dr. Williams ([email protected]) and Dr. Skinta ([email protected]) a brief paragraph or abstract describing what you are interested in writing about by Friday, September 6. Article should be between 2,500 and 4,000 words.

Related Information

What Is Cognitive Behavior Therapy?

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy is a type of treatment that is based firmly on research findings.  It places emphasis on changing your cognitions (thoughts) or behaviors (actions) in order to effect change in how you feel. These approaches help people in achieving specific changes or goals.

Changes or goals might involve:

A way of acting: like smoking less or being more outgoing;
A way of feeling: like helping a person to be less scared, less depressed, or less anxious;
A way of thinking: like learning to problem-solve or get rid of self-defeating thoughts;
A way of dealing with physical or medical problems: like reducing back pain or helping a person stick to a doctor’s suggestions.

Cognitive behavioral therapists usually focus more on the current situation and its solution, rather than the past. They concentrate on a person’s views and beliefs about their life. CBT is an effective treatment for individuals, parents, children, couples, and families. The goal of CBT is to help people improve and gain more control over their lives by changing behaviors that don’t work well to ones that do.

How to Get Help

If you are looking for help, either for yourself or someone else, you may be tempted to call someone who advertises in a local publication or who comes up from a search of the Internet. You may, or may not, find a competent therapist in this manner. It is wise to check on the credentials of a psychotherapist. It is expected that competent therapists hold advanced academic degrees. They should be listed as members of professional organizations, such as the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies or the American Psychological Association. Of course, they should be licensed to practice in your state. You can find competent specialists who are affiliated with local universities or mental health facilities or who are listed on the websites of professional organizations. You may, of course, visit our website (www.abct.org) and click on “Find a CBT Therapist”

The Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies (ABCT) is an interdisciplinary organization committed to the advancement of a scientific approach to the understanding and amelioration of problems of the human condition. These aims are achieved through the investigation and application of behavioral, cognitive, and other evidence-based principles to assessment, prevention, and treatment.

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