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Psychoanalytic Psychology


Elliot L. Jurist, Ph.D., Ph.D.

Book Review Editor

Joseph Reynoso

Journal Description

Psychoanalytic Psychology is the official publication of Division 39 of the American Psychological Association. It serves as a resource for original contributions that reflect and broaden the interaction between psychoanalysis and psychology. Manuscripts that involve issues in psychology raised by psychoanalysis and issues in psychoanalysis raised by psychology are welcome.

The journal, a quarterly, was founded 30 years ago and publishes research articles, clinical articles, theory articles, literature reviews, book and film reviews, and occasionally interviews, clinical notes, brief reports, and commentary.

Editorial Board

Ricardo C. Ainslie, PhD 
University of Texas at Austin
David Anderegg, PhD 
Bennington College
Maurice Apprey, PhD 
University of Virginia School of Medicine, Charlottesville
John S. Auerbach, PhD 
Mountain Home Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Johnson City, Tennessee
Barnaby B. Barratt, PhD, DHS 
Johannesburg, South Africa
Sidney Blatt, PhD 
Yale University
Robert F. Bornstein, PhD 
Adelphi University
C. Brooks Brenneis, PhD 
The University of Wisconsin
Wilma S. Bucci, PhD 
Adelphi University
Fred Busch, PhD 
Psychoanalytic Institute of New England, East
Rosemary Cogan, PhD 
Texas Tech University
Mary Beth M. Cresci, PhD, ABPP 
Postgraduate Programs in Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy, Derner Institute, Adelphi University
Diana Diamond, PhD 
City University of New York
David L. Downing, PsyD, ABPP 
University of Indianapolis School of Psychological Service
Morris N. Eagle, PhD, ABPP 
Adelphi University; California Lutheran University
Kenneth Eisold, PhD 
William Alanson White Institute
Peter Fonagy, PhD, DipPsy, FBPSA, FBA 
University College London
Roger Frie, PhD, PsyD, RPsych 
Simon Fraser University, Vancouver, Canada
M. Gerard Fromm, PhD, ABPP 
Erikson Institute, Austen Riggs Center
Gerald J. Gargiulo, PhD, FIPA 
The National Psychological Association for Psychoanalysis Training Institute, NY
George Gergely, PhD, DSc 
Central European University, Budapest, Hungary
William H. Gottdiener, PhD 
John Jay College of Criminal Justice of the City University of New York
Joanne Marie G. Greer, PhD 
Loyola College in Maryland
Anton H. Hart, PhD 
William Alanson White Institute
Frank M. Lachmann, PhD 
New York, New York
Robert C. Lane, PhD 
Nova Southeastern University
Kimberlyn Leary, PhD, MPA 
Harvard Medical School
Zanvel A. Liff, PhD 
New York, New York
Paul Lippmann, PhD 
William Alanson White Psychoanalytic Institute
Karen J. Maroda, PhD, ABBP 
Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI
Nancy McWilliams, PhD, ABPP 
Rutgers Graduate School of Applied & Professional Psychology
Michael L. Miller, PhD 
Seattle Psychoanalytic Society and Institute
Stephen J. Miller, PhD, ABPP 
Psychoanalytic Institute of Northern California
Jon Mills, PsyD, PhD, ABPP 
Adler Graduate Professional School, Toronto, Canada
Ira Moses, PhD, ABPP 
William Alanson White Institute
Jack Novick, PhD 
University of Michigan Medical School
Donna M. Orange, PhD, PsyD 
Institute for the Psychoanalytic Study of Subjectivity, New York
David I. Pincus, DMH 
University Hospitals, Case Western University
Peter L. Rudyntsky, PhD, LCSW 
University of Florida
Jeremy D. Safran, PhD 
New School for Social Research
Arnold Z. Schneider, PhD, ABPP 
Clearwater, Florida
Martin A. Schulman, PhD 
Aventura, Florida
Henry M. Seiden, PhD, ABPP 
Private Practice, Forest Hills, NY
Doris K. Silverman, PhD 
New York University
Arietta Slade, PhD 
City University of New York
Donnel B. Stern, PhD 
William Alanson White Institute
Robert D. Stolorow, PhD 
Institute of Contemporary Psychoanalysis, Los Angeles
Jennifer J. Stuart, PhD 
Institute for Psychoanalytic Education, Affiliated with NYU School of Medicine
Alan Sugarman, PhD 
San Diego Psychoanalytic Society and Institute
Frank L. Summers, PhD, ABPP 
Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University
M. Guy Thompson, PhD 
Private Practice, San Francisco
Jane G. Tillman, PhD, ABPP 
The Austen Riggs Center
Steve Tuber, PhD, ABPP 
City University of New York
Jane Tucker, PhD 
New York University
Pratyusha Tummala-Narra, PhD 
Boston College
Neal Vorus, PhD 
Institute for Psychoanalytic Training and Research
Paul Wachtel, PhD 
City University of New York
Marsha Levy Warren, PhD 
New York University Postdoctoral Program in Psychoanalysis
Arnold Wilson, PhD 
New York City
David L. Wolitzky, PhD 
New York University
Lucy M. Zabarenko, PhD 
Washington Psychoanalytic Center and Pittsburgh Psychoanalytic Center


Submit manuscripts electronically (.rtf or .doc file) through the Manuscript Submission Portal.

Elliot L. Jurist, PhD 
Psychoanalytic Psychology
Doctoral Program in Clinical Psychology, CUNY 
The City College of New York
138th St. and Convent Ave. 
NAC Building, 8/109
New York, NY 10031
Email: Editor’s Office

In addition to addresses and phone numbers, please supply fax numbers and email addresses for potential use by the editorial office, and later by the production office. Keep a copy of the manuscript to guard against loss. Manuscripts will be evaluated on the basis of both style and content. Authors must take responsibility for clarity, conciseness, and felicity of expression.

Masked Review

This journal has adopted a policy of masked review for all submissions. The cover letter should include all authors’ names and institutional affiliations. The first page of text should omit this information but should include the title of the manuscript and the date it is submitted. Every effort should be made to see that the manuscript itself contains no clues to the authors’ identity.
If your manuscript was mask reviewed, please ensure that the final version for production includes a byline and full author note for typesetting.

Cover Letter

The cover letter should include a statement that the findings reported in the manuscript have not been previously published and that the manuscript is not being simultaneously submitted elsewhere. The cover letter should also indicate that original research procedures were consistent with the principles of research ethics, published by the American Psychological Association, except as may be detailed in the manuscript.

Manuscript Preparation

Prepare manuscripts according to the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (6th edition). Manuscripts may be copyedited for bias-free language (see Chapter 3 of the Publication Manual).
Review APA’s Checklist for Manuscript Submission before submitting your article.
Double-space all copy. Other formatting instructions, as well as instructions on preparing tables, figures, references, metrics, and abstracts, appear in the Manual.
Below are additional instructions regarding the preparation of display equations and tables.

Display Equations
We strongly encourage you to use MathType (third-party software) or Equation Editor 3.0 (built into pre-2007 versions of Word) to construct your equations, rather than the equation support that is built into Word 2007 and Word 2010. Equations composed with the built-in Word 2007/Word 2010 equation support are converted to low-resolution graphics when they enter the production process and must be rekeyed by the typesetter, which may introduce errors.
To construct your equations with MathType or Equation Editor 3.0:
Go to the Text section of the Insert tab and select Object.
Select MathType or Equation Editor 3.0 in the drop-down menu.
If you have an equation that has already been produced using Microsoft Word 2007 or 2010 and you have access to the full version of MathType 6.5 or later, you can convert this equation to MathType by clicking on MathType Insert Equation. Copy the equation from Microsoft Word and paste it into the MathType box. Verify that your equation is correct, click File, and then click Update. Your equation has now been inserted into your Word file as a MathType Equation.
Use Equation Editor 3.0 or MathType only for equations or for formulas that cannot be produced as Word text using the Times or Symbol font.

Use Word’s Insert Table function when you create tables. Using spaces or tabs in your table will create problems when the table is typeset and may result in errors.

Submitting Supplemental Materials

APA can now place supplementary materials online, available via the published article in the PsycARTICLES® database. Please see Supplementing Your Article With Online Material for more details.

Abstract and Keywords

All manuscripts must include an abstract containing a maximum of 250 words typed on a separate page. After the abstract, please supply up to five keywords or brief phrases.


List references in alphabetical order. Each listed reference should be cited in text, and each text citation should be listed in the References section.
Examples of basic reference formats:
Journal Article: 
Hughes, G., Desantis, A., & Waszak, F. (2013). Mechanisms of intentional binding and sensory attenuation: The role of temporal prediction, temporal control, identity prediction, and motor prediction. Psychological Bulletin, 139, 133–151.
Authored Book: 
Rogers, T. T., & McClelland, J. L. (2004). Semantic cognition: A parallel distributed processing approach. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press.
Chapter in an Edited Book: 
Gill, M. J., & Sypher, B. D. (2009). Workplace incivility and organizational trust. In P. Lutgen-Sandvik & B. D. Sypher (Eds.), Destructive organizational communication: Processes, consequences, and constructive ways of organizing (pp. 53–73). New York, NY: Taylor & Francis.


Graphics files are welcome if supplied as Tiff, EPS, or PowerPoint files. Multipanel figures (i.e., figures with parts labeled a, b, c, d, etc.) should be assembled into one file.
The minimum line weight for line art is 0.5 point for optimal printing.
For more information about acceptable resolutions, fonts, sizing, and other figure issues, please see the general guidelines.
When possible, please place symbol legends below the figure instead of to the side.
Original color figures can be printed in color at the editor’s and publisher’s discretion provided the author agrees to pay
$255 for one figure
$425 for two figures
$575 for three figures
$675 for four figures
$55 for each additional figure


Authors of accepted papers must obtain and provide to the editor on final acceptance all necessary permissions to reproduce in print and electronic form any copyrighted work, including, for example, test materials (or portions thereof) and photographs of people.
Download Permissions Alert Form (PDF, 47KB)

Publication Policies

APA policy prohibits an author from submitting the same manuscript for concurrent consideration by two or more publications.
See also APA Journals® Internet Posting Guidelines.
APA requires authors to reveal any possible conflict of interest in the conduct and reporting of research (e.g., financial interests in a test or procedure, funding by pharmaceutical companies for drug research).
Download Disclosure of Interests Form (PDF, 38KB)
Authors of accepted manuscripts are required to transfer the copyright to APA.
For manuscripts not funded by the Wellcome Trust or the Research Councils UK 
Publication Rights (Copyright Transfer) Form (PDF, 83KB)
For manuscripts funded by the Wellcome Trust or the Research Councils UK 
Wellcome Trust or Research Councils UK Publication Rights Form (PDF, 34KB)

Ethical Principles

It is a violation of APA Ethical Principles to publish “as original data, data that have been previously published” (Standard 8.13).
In addition, APA Ethical Principles specify that “after research results are published, psychologists do not withhold the data on which their conclusions are based from other competent professionals who seek to verify the substantive claims through reanalysis and who intend to use such data only for that purpose, provided that the confidentiality of the participants can be protected and unless legal rights concerning proprietary data preclude their release” (Standard 8.14).
APA expects authors to adhere to these standards. Specifically, APA expects authors to have their data available throughout the editorial review process and for at least 5 years after the date of publication.
Authors are required to state in writing that they have complied with APA ethical standards in the treatment of their sample, human or animal, or to describe the details of treatment.
Download Certification of Compliance With APA Ethical Principles Form (PDF, 26KB)
The APA Ethics Office provides the full Ethical Principles of Psychologists and Code of Conduct electronically on its website in HTML, PDF, and Word format. You may also request a copy by emailing or calling the APA Ethics Office (202-336-5930). You may also read “Ethical Principles,” December 1992, American Psychologist, Vol. 47, pp. 1597–1611.

Other Information

Appeals Process for Manuscript Submissions
Preparing Auxiliary Files for Production
Document Deposit Procedures for APA Journals

Further Information at

Correspondence with the Editor