International Journal of Psychology and Psychoanalysis is an open access peer-reviewed journal that publishes work that pertinent to cognition, emotions, brain functioning, interpersonal relationships and unconscious mind. The Journal is also focussed to publish on counseling and other inductive techniques applied in the treatment of mental health illnesses.

Journal publishes original empirical research papers, mini-reviews, comments, and full-length reviews in psychiatry, psychobiology, and also encouraging submissions from a broad spectrum of psychological interventions. All articles published in the journal are subject to a stringent peer review process, encouraging authors to publish their experimental and theoretical results in as much detail as possible.

 
Journal Information

Title: International Journal of Psychology and Psychoanalysis

ISSN: 2572-4037

Editor-in-chief: Joaquim JF Soares

NLM title abbreviation: Int J Psychol Psychoanal

ISO abbreviation: Int J Psychol Psychoanal

Other titles: IJPP

Category: Neurological Science

Country of publication: USA

Language: English

DOI: 10.23937/2572-4037

Publication format (s): Electronic and print

Publication policy: Open Access; COPE guide

Peer review: Double blind

Review speed: 3 weeks

Fast-track review: 10 days

Publication type(s): Periodicals

Publisher: ClinMed International Library

Contact email: contact@clinmedjournals.org

 
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 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2572-4037.1510031

Death Acceptance through Otherness

Demian Halperin and Gabriel Schreiber

Article Type: Review Article | First Published: August 25, 2018

When the subject of death appears in the therapeutic context, dealing with it can be a complex task. Levinas proposed that there is no anxiety towards one's own death but rather that fear for death is fear for the Other's death, meaning that because of death's incomprehensibility, it can only be experienced when it happens to others....
 

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2572-4037.1510030

Explaining the Minority Status Hypothesis: Development of the Cultural Resilience Life Stress Paradigm

Paul Archibald

Article Type: Review Article | First Published: July 19, 2018

This paper reviews recent empirical studies (N = 13) that focused on two cultural resources (spirituality and racial identity) utilized by African-Americans to cope with stress in an attempt to: 1) Provide some explanations why the minority status hypothesis is unfounded in most epidemiologic community surveys; and 2) Develop a theoretical framework that explicates this phenomenon. The review shows that both spirituality and racial identity reduced the negative impact of life stressors while pro...
 

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2572-4037.1510029

Tourette's Syndrome: A Search for the Etiological Component and for the Improvement of the Effectiveness of the Treatment

Santiago Aliaga

Article Type: Letter To The Editor | First Published: June 13, 2018

Characterized by repeated contractions of muscle groups, tics are associated with psychic tensions that must be alleviated by persistent motor actions. In this disorder, even knowing that the movements happen, the individual does not strive to prevent these events from manifesting. In summary we can talk about two fundamental types of tics; 1) Motor tic (muscular contractions); 2) Phonic tic (vocalizations)....
 

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2572-4037.1510028

The Role of the Adult Companion at the Onset of Psychosis in Adolescence

Giulio Gios, Claudio Busana, Enrico Ceccato

Article Type: Review Article | First Published: June 11, 2018

It is widely proved that methods of intervention in cases of adolescent-onset psychosis should be timely and plurifocal, with the application of integrated forms of therapy, including pharmacological treatment and psychological and social rehabilitation, also with an involvement of family members. Research studies moreover indicate that offering adolescents treatment within social contexts besides at facilities which have the specific purpose of providing treatment, on either a hospital or out-p...
 

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2572-4037.1510027

Butterfly and Carnivorous Plant: In-between Imaging of Borderline Functioning

Federica Vellante, Marco Alessandrini and Massimo Di Giannantonio

Article Type: Case Report | First Published: June 06, 2018

What could be stressed as a "division" between mental health and madness is very subtle. Indeed, it could be considered as a continuous or a borderline field that could develop toward a direction or another in human different expression of own features. By the way understanding mind could be frightening....
 

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2572-4037.1510026

Escape: A Study in Conversion Disorder

Richard Antony Alexander Kanaan, Dorota Jamroz

Article Type: Case Report | First Published: June 04, 2018

Culture is thought to be a key determinant of conversion disorder presentation, with culturally-normed social expectations being one possible influence, yet this is rarely studied. We present a case of a young woman from a cultural background where social expectations were strong, now living in Australia, who developed conversion disorder in the context of struggling against these expectations, and expressed this as a desire to escape....
 

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2572-4037.1510025

Life History, Clinical Practice and the Training of Psychologists: The Potential Contribution of Psychobiography to Psychology as a "Rigorous Science"

Zoltan Kovary

Article Type: Review Article | First Published: May, 07,2018

Psychobiography is a qualitative, idiographic research method; it is the explicit and systematic application of psychological theories and models in writing biographies and analyzing the life history, activity and personality of historically significant persons. This method has been used in the investigation of eminent creativity for more than a hundred years from now....
 

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2572-4037.1510024

Freedom and the Way Forward: Liberating Psychoanalysis

Bhaskar Sripada

Article Type: Short Commentary | First Published: April 25, 2018

For some time, psychoanalysis has been an object of worship, like a caged bird. Its freedom has been limited by actions analysts have imposed upon themselves, even though each analyst has an independent key to set it, and himself, free. Freud's heirs are struggling with what he bequeathed them. After a long period of strife in the analytic world, there is now a sense of common purpose and a yearning for liberty....
 

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2572-4037.1510023

Mindfulness as a Mediating Factor between Empathy and Burnout in People of Caring Professions

Simon Surguladze, George Chikovani, Tamar Revazishvili, Nata Dzadzamia, Tatia Razmadze, Nino Iashvili and Dessa K Bergen-Cico

Article Type: Research Article | First Published: March 16, 2018

Mindfulness as a Mediating Factor between Empathy and Burnout in People of Caring Professions...
 

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2572-4037.1510022

Risk Factors of Attenuated Psychosis Syndrome in African American Young Adults: Ethnic Identity and Adverse Childhood Experiences

Monique Rowe, Jackie C Robinson, Gwendolyn L Singleton and Huijun Li

Article Type: Research Article | First Published: March 15, 2018

Risk Factors of Attenuated Psychosis Syndrome in African American Young Adults: Ethnic Identity and Adverse Childhood Experiences...
 

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2572-4037.1510021

Medical Presentations of Psychosis - Mimics and Life-Threatening Illnesses

Scott Sulik, Carly Eastin, Kimberly Nordstrom and Michael P Wilson

Article Type: Review Article | First Published: December 30, 2017

Disordered cognition, commonly but inaccurately referred to as "psychosis", is a challenging symptom to evaluate and manage in the critical care or emergency department setting. Although exacerbation of a primary psychiatric disorder may indeed be associated with psychosis, a large number of medical illnesses may present similarly. Often, there is no single test to establish a definitive diagnosis....
 

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2572-4037.1510020

Brief Intervention for Risky Alcohol Use: A Critical Analysis

Jaison Joseph and Debasish Basu

Article Type: REVIEW ARTICLE | First Published: October 05, 2017

The negative impact of risky use of alcohol on health and well-being of individuals has been well documented. Recent reports reveal an alarming increase in the hazardous and harmful alcohol use worldwide. Brief intervention is increasingly becoming popular over the last decades in reducing harmful and hazardous alcohol use as compared to other psychosocial interventions. ...
 

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2572-4037.1510019

Patients with Suicidal Ideation and Evidence of Alcohol Use are Discharged at Higher Rates from the Emergency Department

Michael P Wilson, Sam Frenkel, Jesse Brennan, Jordan Simanjuntak, James Deen and Gary M Vilke

Article Type: RESEARCH ARTICLE | First Published: September 28, 2017

Despite the knowledge that alcohol and drug use are risk factors for suicide, the change in outcomes from testing urine drug screens is a point of contention between emergency physicians and psychiatrists. The influence of alcohol levels on disposition from the emergency department has never been tested....
 

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2572-4037.1510018

Dread According to Kierkegaard

Mark H Stone

Article Type: Review Article | First Published: May 20, 2017

An explication of Kierkegaard's concept of dread provides insight into the life and mind of one of the first existentialists noted for giving particular attention to the subjective individual. His view of dread shows it to be much deeper and more complex than anxiety by invoking an awesome expanse of freedom and possibility....
 

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2572-4037.1510017

Empathy-from Brain Correlation to Mind and Behavior Cultivation: Bridging Neuroscience, Psychology and Philosophy

Marie Challita

Article Type: Case Report | First Published: May 12, 2017

In this paper, the flow of the argument follows the sequence of the areas of studies alluded to in the title. That is, I start with some neuroscience data relative to empathy, then I address the topic from a psychological perspective and I close with a section that tackles a philosophical perspective....
 

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2572-4037.1510016

An Overview of Cognitive-Behavioral Interventions for Promoting Adaptive Skills of Children with Angelman Syndrome

Fabrizio Stasolla and Viviana Perilli

Article Type: Review Article | First Published: February 25, 2017

This paper provides the reader with a concise overview of the empirical evidences available in the last decade on the use of cognitive-behavioral interventions for promoting adaptive skills of children with Angelman syndrome. The results were fairly positive, although no documents were found on the implementation of assistive technology-based programs. Some useful suggestions for future research and practice within this framework were briefly dis...
 

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2572-4037.1510015

Essential Ingredients of Psychotherapy that Matter the Most: My Reconciliation with the Theories of Grand Masters

Mani Pavuluri

Article Type: Review Article | First Published: October 05, 2016

Therapeutic ingredients form the backbone of psychological intervention. The breadth and method for learning skills, quality of teaching and the recipient i.e., therapist in training's ability to capture the knowledge combined with skills is a fluid, intense and time-limited induction process. This may encapsulate attachment theory, self-psychology, psychodynamic insight oriented psychotherapy, tools of cognitive behavior therapy, problem solving...
 

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2572-4037.1510014

Treatment Effectiveness of the Louisiana Sexual Behavior Problem Treatment Program

Frances LL Dailey, Lee A Underwood, Yolanda Crump, Cyrus Williams, Mark Newmeyer, Donna M Washburn, Aryssa Washington and LaKeitha Poole

Article Type: Original Article | First Published: June 25, 2016

The purpose of this study is to assess the treatment effectiveness of the Louisiana Sexual Behavior Problem Treatment Program (SBPTP) on reducing risk for recidivism in juveniles with sexual behavior problems. Using the JSOAP-II, pre and post test scores for juveniles with sexual behavior problems in secure and non-secure care settings, secondary analyses on archival data was collected from participants who completed the SBPTP between 2008 and 20...
 

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2572-4037.1510013

A Review of Characteristics and Treatments of the Avoidant Personality Disorder. Could the DBT be an Option?

Antonio Drago, Cristina Marogna and Hans Jorgen Sogaard

Article Type: Review Article | First Published: June 24, 2016

Avoidant personality disorder (APD) is a frequent disorder whose prevalence has been reported to be as high as 10% in mental clinic outpatients. There is an open debate on whether APD is to be considered a different disorder compared to social phobia (SP), or they are different quantitative manifestations of the same pathologic process. Treatment for APD is mainly based on evidence gathered for SP or SP in co-morbidity with APD. Suggested pharmac...
 

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2572-4037.1510012

Psychological Progress in Schizophrenic Patients undergoing Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy

Gillian Steggles

Article Type: Review Article | First Published: May 18, 2016

Psychoanalytic psychotherapy uses psychoanalytic principles in delivering psychotherapy which supports patients as well as informing them about themselves and the external world through psychoanalytic interpretations. Undergoing a psychoanalysis can be very stressful, and requires ego strength that allows assimilation of personal knowledge by the patient and its utilization within the personality. Classical psychoanalysis makes heavy demands on t...
 

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2572-4037.1510011

Psychometric Properties of the Swedish Version of the Personality Inventory NEO-PI-3

Hakan Kallmen, Peter Wennnberg, Per Andreasson and Hans Bergman

Article Type: Short Communication | First Published: March 30, 2016

Background: The NEO-PI and its successors (NEO-PI-R and the latest NEO-PI-3) are among the most commonly used instruments to assess personality internationally. The American version of NEO-PI-3 is adapted to modern language and is more readable than its predecessors. Aims: The present study describes the development of the Swedish version of the NEO-PI-3 and its psychometric properties. Methods: A web-based questionnaire was sent to a random samp...
 

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2572-4037.1510010

Effects of the Personal Iceberg Metaphor Model to Promote Self-Esteem and Self-understanding among Thai Adolescents: From Clinical Practice to A School-based Prevention Program

Rassamee Sangthong, Umaporn Trangkasombat, Chonnipa Kaewpoonsri, Pattera Disayawanawat, Chutimon Panyakham, Edward McNeil

Article Type: Original Article | First Published: March 17, 2016

Adolescence is a transition period when a child enters into adulthood. They encounter tremendous changes in body and mind. The national surveys and surveillances consistently reported across the regions that health risk behaviors substantially increased among adolescents including substance use, premature sexual activity and teenage pregnancy, aggressive and violent behaviors, and suicidal attempt. These risk behaviors stem from psychological pro...
 

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2572-4037.1510009

Assistive Technology for Promoting Adaptive Behaviors by Children with Rett Syndrome

Fabrizio Stasolla and Adele Boccasini

Article Type: Short Note | First Published: January 25, 2016

Rett syndrome (RS) is a progressive neuro-developmental disorder due to mutations of methyl CpG binding protein 2 gene (MECP2), located on Xq28 chromosome, primarily occurring in females and first described by Andreas Rett. It is characterized by four main stages, namely: (a) stagnation, (b) regression, (c) stationary, and (d) deterioration. During the first stage, occurring with an early onset and beginning between 6 and 18 months of age, the ch...
 

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2572-4037.1510008

Assistive Technology for Promoting Adaptive Skills of Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders: A Literature Overview

Fabrizio Stasolla, Adele Boccasini, Viviana Perilli, Rita Damiani and Vincenza Albano

Article Type: Review Article | First Published: November 25, 2015

Individuals with autism spectrum disorders are commonly described with emotional, intellectual, communicative and social impairments. They are frequently isolated and passive with few opportunities of positive and constructive interaction with the outside world. Accordingly, they may exhibit withdrawal, stereotypic and challenge behaviors. The aforementioned conditions might seriously hamper their social image and status, with negative consequenc...
 

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2572-4037.1510007

Mentalization Based Group Psychotherapy for Psychosis: A Pilot Study to Assess Safety, Acceptance and Subjective Efficacy

Fernando Lana, Susana Marcos, Laia Molla, Ana Vilar, Victor Perez, Mireia Romero and Josep Marti

Article Type: Research Article | First Published: November 16, 2015

Systematic reviews of psychodynamic psychotherapy for individuals with psychosis have reported mixed results. However, mentalization-based therapy (MBT), a manualized psychodynamic psychotherapy, has been proven effective in controlled studies in non-psychotic patients with severe mental disorders. Although MBT is currently being used to treat psychotic patients, to date no studies have evaluated outcomes and treatment-related adverse effects....
 

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2572-4037.1510006

Can A Single Imagery Session Positively Change Sense of Wellbeing?

Jose Luis Rosario and Jose Roberto Leite

Article Type: Research Article | First Published: June 25, 2015

Mental imagery or cognitive imagery is a technique that can be used in the treatment of many psychological and affective disorders. Wellbeing in turn, is a global concern and related to the feeling of happiness, fulfilment and satisfaction in life. The hypothesis of the present study was that use of the imagery technique can change subjects' scores on the Ryff multidimensional Psychological Well-being (PWB) scale....
 

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2572-4037.1510005

Data Mining Methods in Psychiatry

Handan Ankarali

Article Type: Opinion | First Published: February 27, 2015

As known, univariate statistical models have strong assumptions such as normality and homogeneity of variance. When the assumptions are valid, univariate models have powerful results. Variables having certain properties evaluate by univariate model. Univariate models are made incorrect prediction generally, because these models not include the relationships between variables....
 

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2572-4037.1510004

Multi-family Groups for First Episode Psychosis in an Adult Psychiatric Care Department: A Study Design

Rosini E, Calabro G, Mancinelli I, Pacifici MP, Pucci D, Caltagirone SS, De Pisa E, Narracci A, Girardi P and Comparelli A

Article Type: Short Report | First Published: February 21, 2015

Introduction: In 1958, Jorge Garcia Badaracco initiated weekly meetings between psychotic patients and their parents in Buenos Aires. On the basis of these experiences, he founded a new psychotherapeutic method, with an open setting based on multifamily groups (MFG), for patients affected by severe psychiatric illness. In Italy, there are several public psychiatric services in which MFG is followed, but there are few studies testing its validity....
 

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2572-4037.1510003

Effects of Readiness to Change, Quit History, and Health Perceptions on Depressive Symptoms among Young Adult Smokers

Dawn W. Foster, Georges E. Khalil, Samantha G. Farris, Till W. Barnighausen and Alexander V. Prokhorov

Article Type: Research Article | First Published: February 21, 2015

Background: The current study sought to evaluate the main and interactive effect of health perceptions, smoking quit attempt history, and readiness to change with respect to depressive symptoms among college student smokers. Method: The present data came from baseline data from a randomized trial and included 495 undergraduate students who reported smoking at least 1 cigarette per day. Results: A three-way interaction emerged between smoking quit...
 

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2572-4037.1510002

Narcissism: It's more Complex than High Self-Esteem

Marion Wallace

Article Type: Editorial | First Published: January 30, 2015

Narcissism is often used synonymously with high or inflated selfe-steem. Indeed, narcissism is illustrated by individuals with grandiose self-views and a need for admiration. The origins of the term stem from Greek mythology where a young man named Narcissus became enamored with his reflection. However, individuals with higher levels of narcissistic traits make up a unique combination of high and vulnerable self-esteem. Since narcissism is more c...
 

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2572-4037.1510001

Assistive Technology for Children with Multiple Disabilities

Fabrizio Stasolla

Article Type: Editorial | First Published: January 24, 2015

Children with severe to profound developmental and/or multiple disabilities (i.e. combination of sensorial, intellectual and motor disabilities) are commonly described as quite passive and isolated, with few opportunities to interact positively with the surrounding world, dues to their general conditions hampering their social image, status and overall desirability. Thus, those children present a very limited behavioral repertoire, often exhibiti...

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