Focus on Psychotherapy

Psychotherapy has been a mainstay of our field from its beginnings and remains a foundational skill of psychiatry, psychology, social work, and other mental health professions. However, psychotherapy researchers currently struggle for funding, and this area too often does not receive the attention it deserves.

To showcase work that advances knowledge of psychotherapies and their efficacy in alleviating suffering, JCP is calling for submissions to the Focus on Psychotherapy section, edited by John C. Markowitz, MD, and Rachel C. Vanderkruik, PhD. We invite high-quality original research and systematic reviews and welcome research on:

John C. Markowitz, MD
Section Editor

Rachel C. Vanderkruik, PhD
Section Editor

● Innovative pilot trials of new, targeted psychotherapy interventions

● Efficacy and effectiveness outcome trials

● Process/outcome, mediator, and moderator studies

● Novel therapy dosing, delivery, and technology

● Psychotherapy accessibility and equity

● Tailoring treatment to patient needs

● Treatment advances in psychotherapy

● Implementation and dissemination of psychotherapy interventions in real world contexts

All submitted manuscripts will undergo the Journal’s usual editorial evaluation and peer review.

We encourage authors to submit papers for consideration as a part of our Focus on Psychotherapy section. Please contact John C. Markowitz, MD, at or Rachel C. Vanderkruik, PhD, at