About the Journal

Aims and Scope

Psychotherapy and Politics International explores the psychological consequences of the political, both in theory and in practice. The premise of this journal is that psychotherapy is a social and political activity that asks us to examine the processes of self-deception that perpetuate individual unhappiness and social structures that are inequitable and oppressive. Historically, political concepts and values, and their effects, have not been central to the therapeutic process, although that is beginning to change. The journal welcomes articles from all modalities or schools of psychotherapy internationally and from across the political spectrum.


Psychotherapy and Politics International (PPI) has non-exclusive publishing rights. Authors retain copyright over their own work. Authors are welcome to upload their papers in published form into their institution's research repository. They retain the right to republish their papers elsewhere, provided they acknowledge original publication in PPI.

Authors are responsible for obtaining permission to publish images or illustrations with their papers in PPI; neither editors nor publishers of PPI accept responsibility for any author's/authors' failure to do so.

Open Access Policy

This journal provides open access to all of its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge. Such access is associated with increased readership and increased citation of an author's work. All articles, from 2022 onwards, are made available using a Creative Commons nonexclusive worldwide license (Attribution 4.0 International CC BY 4.0), electronic dissemination of the article via the Internet, and a nonexclusive right to license others to reproduce, republish, transmit, and distribute the content of the journal. All articles prior to 2022 are freely available to read and download but not covered by a Creative Commons Licence (unless explicitly stated on the article page). 

Psychotherapy and Politics International does not charge any fees for submission, publication or access to articles.

Privacy Statement

The names and email addresses entered in this journal site will be used exclusively for the stated purposes of this Journal and will not be made available for any other purpose or to any other party.


Psychotherapy and Politics International will be published four times a year.

Peer Review Process

All peer-reviewed content and submitted articles go through a double-blind review process. Each paper is reviewed by two reviewers selected by the issue editor. The editors make final decisions for acceptance and revisions based on the recommendations provided by the reviewers.