Journal of Individual Psychology
Journal of Individual Psychology
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Jon Sperry and Len Sperry, Editors
The Journal of Individual Psychology is the journal of the North American Society of Adlerian Psychology. The journal serves to provide a forum for the finest dialogue pertaining to Adlerian practices, principles, and theoretical development. Articles relate to theoretical and research issues as well as concerns of practice and application of Adlerian psychological methods. The editors place great emphasis on maintaining high overall quality of research and scholarly contributions.
Volume 78, Issue 2, Summer 2022
Individual Psychology in 2022
by Jon Sperry and Lynn Sperry
Anxiety Disorders: A Biopsychosocial Model and an Adlerian Approach for Conceptualization and Treatment
by Rebecca R. Jokinen and Timothy S. Hartshorne
Promoting Adlerian Psychology in the American Classroom: The First Attempt and Its Contemporary Implications
by Edward Hoffman and Marina Bluvshtein
Adlerian Play Therapy and Telemental Health Counseling During COVID-19: Practical Considerations and Examples
by Courtney T. Evans
Harnessing Adler's Healing Process
by Erik Mansager and Rocky Garrison
Development of the Social Interest Scale for Turkish Adolescents
by Ümre Kaynak and Serife Isik
The Relationship between Psychological Birth-Order Position and Personality Type
by Ben F. Cotterill
A Contribution to the Theory and Measurement of Adlerian Personality Priorities
by Ursula Oberst and Irene Checa
Community and Belonging in the Workplace: Examining Nonmonetary Motivators in Talent Management
by Celine Cluff
Volume 78, Issue 1, Spring 2022
Special Issue: Varieties of Adlerian Experience
edited by Erik Mansager and Dyanne Pienkowski
A Very Brief Adlerian Abecedarian
by Jane Griffith
by Alyson Schafer
Influences on My Personal Adlerian Identity
by Bruce Tate
The Depth and Complexity of a Jazz Psychotherapeutic Process
by Cosmin-Razvan Gogalniceanu
The Influence of Alfred Adler and Rudolf Dreikurs on My Work as a Teacher, School Principal, System Administrator, and Educator
by Debra Punton
A Late-Stage Launch Into Classical Adlerian Depth Psychotherapy
by Diana Sanborn
Becoming a Classical Adlerian Depth Psychotherapist
by Dyanne Pienkowski
The Invisible, Revolutionary, Prophetic Alfred Adler: A Personal Journey
by Eugene Mario DeRobertis
Just Getting Started
by Evan Ripley-McNeil
Respecting the Ideas and Ideals Proposed by Alfred Adler: A Personal and Professional Journey
by James C. Overholser
My Adlerian Awakening: Writers Write What They Know
by Les E. White
Clarification of Mathematical Sensibilities to Adlerian Psychology
by Manabu Matsuoka
Warfighter Advance: The ADVANCE 7-Day
by Mary Neal Vieten
My Adlerian Experiences: My Mentor and ICASSI
by Mitsuko Mizuno
Disseminating the Significance of Alfred Adler in Graduate-Lead Criminological Theory Course as a Self-Identified Adlerian
by Phillip C, Shon
Adlerian Lineage and Legacy: Mother, Montessori, and the Future
by Regine Ebner and Hannah Ebner
From Family Practice to Insomnia: One Individual Psychologist's Journey
by Rocky Garrison
Adler's Common Sense: The Wisdom of the Alley
by Roman Borboa and Béatrice Borboa
by Seby K. Sebastian
Adlerian Identity Development from a Classical Adlerian Perspective
by Xiaoxuan Qu
Volume 77, Issue 4, Winter 2021
Integrating Mindfulness Into Adlerian Theory and Practice
Edited by Bengu Erguner-Tekinalp
A Buddhist Context for Mindfulness
by Rocky Garrison
How Alfred Adler Used His Early Recollections to Be More Mindful
by Les E. White
Mindfulness, Therapeutic Metaphors, and Brain Functioning in Adlerian Therapy: Gemeinschaftsgefuhl at Work
by Marina Bluvshtein, Sara Saeedi, Noah DeBruyn, and Karen Leta Gillespie
Integrating Mindfulness Into Adlerian Therapy as a Medical Alternative Treatment for Depression
by Lilya Shienko
Incorporating Mindfulness in Adlerian Play Therapy
by Rebecca Dickinson and Ellen Daly
Social Interest and the Purposive Nature of Tattoos
by Danny L. McCarty and Erin Kern Popejoy
Adaptive Reorientation Training and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy: Unifying a Neo-Adlerian Approach With New Wave Behavioral Therapy
by Paul R. Rasmussen and Stephen G. Taylor
Volume 77, Issue 3, Fall 2021
Editors' Notes: Individual Psychology in 2021by Jon Sperry and Len Sperry
Kenneth B. Clark and His "Implications of Adlerian Theory for an Understanding of Civil Rights Problems and Actions": 54 Years Later
by Marina Bluvshtein, Marquez Wilson, Theo Moore, Johannil Napoleón, and Kia A. Watkins
Implications of Adlerian Theory for an Understanding of Civil Rights Problems and Action
by Kenneth B. Clark
Adlerian Depth Psychotherapy: Intersubjective and Relational Elements
by Gisela Eife, Erik Mansager, and Karl Heinz Witte
Use of Early Recollections to Treat Body-Image Dissatisfaction in Gay and Bisexual Men
by Michael P. Chaney
Social Interest and Collectivism: A Study of the New Generation of Mainland China
by Danqing Huo and Leigh Johnson-Migalski
Examining the Influence of Meaning in Life and Social Connectedness on Adolescents' Career Self-Efficacy
by Mantak Yuen, Josephine Yau, Jesus Alfonso D. Datu, Shui-wai Wong, Ryder T. H. Chan, Patrick S.Y. Lau, and Norman C. Gysbers
Trauma-Informed Adlerian Play Therapy: A Case Study
by Courtney Evans
Navigating Adventure Therapy: Using Adlerian Theory as a Guide
by David D. Christian, Danny L. McCarty, and Cian L. Brown
Volume 77, Issue 2, Summer 2021
Special Issue: The Crucial Cs and Adlerian Psychology
Amy Lew, Guest Editor
The Story of the Crucial Cs: Tradition, Origin, and Applications
by Amy Lew
Understanding Basic Psychological Needs Across the Life Span: The Role of the Crucial Cs
by Karen John, Zoë Austin, Joanne Benford, Katherine Clark, Emma Hewitt, Christine Parker, and Colette Tait
The Crucial Cs in Practice
by Robert Saxner
Using the Crucial Cs in Adlerian Play Therapy
by Rebecca Dickinson and Terry Kottman
The Applicability of the Crucial Cs Across Relational Models in Developmental Trauma
by Joyce A. DeVoss and Margaret C. Wadsley
The Four Crucial Cs: A Solid Foundation for Building a Family Education Center
by Marjie Longshore
Alongsideness and the Crucial Cs in Public Health: Using Enquiring Practice to Foster Understanding and Change With Parents and in Communities
by Robyn Pound
The Crucial Cs and Coparenting After a Divorce: Transitioning from the Love Task to the Social Task
by Inna Pavlova Rosenfeld
Crucial Cs in Elementary Schools
by Kristin K. Meany-Walen and Cory Arensdorf
Group Drumming and the Crucial Cs: Immediate Effects of an Adlerian-Based Group Drumming Intervention on Mood and Social Interest Among College Students
by Jon Sperry, Gerardo Casteleiro, Abbigail Rinard, and Patrick Cooper
Cice Crucial Cs Assessment (CCCA): Practical Implications for an Assessment of the Crucial Cs
by Joseph A. Cice
Applying the Crucial Cs to the Life Tasks: A Personal Story
by Kay L. Kummerow
Volume 77, Issue 1, Spring 2021
Editor's Notes:Recent Advances That Extend Research and Practice in Individual Psychologyby Jon Sperry and Len Sperry
A Delphi Study: How, Can, and Should Individual Psychology Demonstrate Efficacy and Effectiveness Given Evidence-Based Practice Evaluation Standards?
by Sterling P. Travis
A Social Interest-Activity Typology of Bystander Behavior in School Bullying
by Youngwoon Seon, Jacqueline M. Swank, and Sondra Smith Adcock
Development of the Social Interest Scale for Iranian Adolescents
by Hamid Alizadeh, R. James Little, Mohammad Asgari, Ghorban Hemati Alamdarloo, Asgar Choobdary, and Fariba Soheili
Mea Culpa and What Is Humanity to Do? Adler's Understanding of and Approaches to Pandemics
by Marina Bluvshtein
Adaptive Reorientation Therapy: An Adlerian-Based Model of Psychological Treatment
by Paul R. Rasmussen
Wellness Tribe: Gamification of the IS-WEL Adlerian-Based Model of Wellness
by Robert R. Freund, Carman S. Gill, and Debra L. Ainbinder
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Peer Review Process and Publication Ethics
Peer Review Process
Articles submitted to Journal of Individual Psychology are initially reviewed by the editors, who determine whether the manuscript will be sent to outside reviewers. If chosen for review, the manuscript is then evaluated in a double-blind process by at least two and usually three outside reviewers, including members of the journal’s Editorial Board, and/or other experts in relevant fields as selected by the editors. This peer review process is designed to ensure that the Journal of Individual Psychology publishes only original, accurate, and timely articles that contribute new knowledge, insights or valuable perspectives to our discipline.
Reviewers play a vital role in ensuring the quality of papers published in the journal.
Questions addressed by reviewers include:
- Is the topic within the scope of the journal?
- Is the topic significant or sufficiently interesting to warrant publication?
- Is the scholarship adequately documented and is relevant literature reviewed?
- Are the research aims and any methodological choices made by author clear and justified?
- Is the article well organized and clearly written?
Reviewers make one of three recommendations: acceptance, acceptance with revision, rejection. Reviewers are asked to include comments explaining the recommendation to provide authors with suitable feedback to improve the article. Our aim is to create a constructive process that benefits the journal and the authors while respecting the time and efforts of all volunteer reviewers.
We understand that the timeliness of decisions and publication is a major concern of authors. The typical manuscript is reviewed by one of the editors and sent out to reviewers within a couple of weeks after submission. Reviewers typically have six weeks to prepare their review (a second round of reviews may be solicited if the initial reviewers disagree). Then a couple of weeks are typically required to reconcile reviewer comments (and identify any significant copyediting issues for papers that were accepted or accepted with slight revisions). Thus, it is quite possible that an author could hear back in less than two months from the time of submission. However, the realities of the peer-review process sometimes extend our timeline. You will receive a response as expeditiously as possible. If you are seeking publication for a tenure packet, please allow for ample review time and let us know this is a consideration. Authors receive the reviewers’ comments and are often asked to revise the manuscript in line with the reviewers’ and/or editor’s suggestions. If the revised article is accepted for publication, the editor then determines the journal issue in which it will appear. Authors can help speed the process by ensuring they follow the submission requirements and, if accepted, addressing the reviewers comments and any copy-editing requirements in a timely fashion.
Statement of Publication Ethics
The editor(s) and editorial board of Journal of Individual Psychology are committed to the following:
- We will make our best efforts to ensure that our peer-review processes and editorial decisions are fair and unbiased, and that manuscripts are judged solely on their merits by individuals with appropriate levels of expertise in the subject area.
- We have the right to reject a manuscript at any point in the process if, after an unbiased evaluation, it is the opinion of the editor(s) it does not align with the journal’s mission or editorial policies or would be in conflict with the journal’s legal requirements.
- We will treat submitted manuscripts as confidential documents and will not discuss them or share information about them with anyone outside the editorial staff, editorial board, potential reviewers, or the publisher.
- We expect transparency on the part of editors and reviewers regarding potential conflicts of interest and will assign manuscripts to individuals who are not expected to have such conflicts.
- We expect authors to help us uphold our ethical standards by
- submitting only original works;
- respecting the intellectual property rights of others;
- adhering to the journal’s policies regarding simultaneous submissions;
- acknowledging sources;
- appropriately crediting all authors, other research participants, and funding sources;
- disclosing any potential conflicts of interest; and
- notifying the editors and/or publisher of any significant errors discovered after submission or publication.
- We will promptly investigate any credible allegation of unethical or illegal practices related to an article we have published. When warranted, we will issue corrections, retractions, and/or apologies, working with the author(s) as appropriate to find the best resolution.
- Concerns may be reported directly to the editor(s) or publisher by email at
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