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Clinical Case Studies

eISSN: 15523802 | ISSN: 15346501 | Current volume: 23 | Current issue: 3 Frequency: Bi-monthly

The only journal devoted entirely to psychotherapy case studies, Clinical Case Studies presents innovative psychotherapy cases involving individual, couples, and family therapy. Whether you are a psychologist, counselor, psychiatrist, clinical social worker, family therapist, professor or student of psychotherapy, you’ll find Clinical Case Studies to be a necessary part of your library. The easy-to-follow case presentation format allows you to learn how interesting and challenging cases were assessed and conceptualized, and how treatment followed such conceptualization. This practical format allows clinicians to replicate successful treatments in their own practices. Cases presented in the journal will follow a 12-point format including Title Page, Abstract, and References.

Title Page

  1. Theoretical and Research Basis for Treatment 
  2. Case Introduction
  3. Presenting complaints
  4. History
  5. Assessment
  6. Case Conceptualization (this is where the clinician’s thinking and treatment selection come to the forefront)
  7. Course of Treatment and Assessment of Progress
  8. Complicating Factors
  9. Access and Barriers to Care
  10. Follow-up
  11. Treatment Implications of the case
  12. Recommendations to Clinicians and Students


The journal is multidisciplinary, publishing contributions from practitioners and single case researchers. The journal is sure to be an important tool for the classroom as well as daily practice.

Questions should be directed to the Clinical Case Studies Editorial Office by email:

This journal is a member of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE).

Clinical Case Studies seeks manuscripts of innovative and novel psychotherapy treatment cases that articulate various theoretical frameworks (behavioral, cognitive-behavioral, gestalt, humanistic, psychodynamic, rational-emotive therapy, existential, systems, and others). All manuscripts will require an abstract and must adhere to the following format: (1) Theoretical and Research Basis, (2) Case Introduction, (3) Presenting Complaints, (4) History, (5) Assessment, (6) Case Conceptualization (this is where the clinician’s thinking and treatment selection come to the forefront), (7) Course of Treatment and Assessment of Progress, (8) Complicating Factors (including medical management), (9) Access and Barriers to Care, (10) Follow-up (how and how long), (11) Treatment Implications of the Case, (12) Recommendations to Clinicians and Students, and References.

Daniel L. Segal University of Colorado at Colorado Springs, USA
Board of Editors
Jonathan S. Abramowitz University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC, USA
Ron Acierno McGovern Medical School at UTHealth Houston, Texas, USA
Robert T. Ammerman Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH, USA
Dara Babinski Penn State College of Medicine, Pennsylvania, USA
Michael Barkham University of Leeds, Leeds, UK
Etzel Cardeña University of Lund, Lund, Sweden
Michael Christopher Pacific University, Hillsboro, OR, USA
Frank M. Dattilio Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA
Brad Donohue University of Nevada, Las Vegas, NV, USA
Joseph M. Ducharmé University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Michel J. Dugas Concordia University - Montréal, Montréal, Quebec, Canada
Gina Evans-Hudnall Baylor College of Medicine and Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center, USA
Leilani Feliciano University of Colorado at Colorado Springs, CO, USA
Constance T. Fischer Duquesne University, Pittsburgh, PA, USA
Rex L. Forehand University of Vermont, Burlington, VT, USA
Paul Gilbert Mental Health Research Unit, Kingsway Hospital, Derby, UK
Steven N. Gold Nova Southeastern University, Ft. Lauderdale, FL, USA
Anthony F. Greene Fielding Graduate Institute, Gainesville, FL, USA
David J. Hansen University of Nebraska at Lincoln, Lincoln, NE, USA
Howard D. Lerner University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, USA
James K. Luiselli Melmark New England, USA
William Marshall Rockwood Psychological Services, Kingston, Ontario, Canada
Johnny L. Matson Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA, USA
F Dudley McGlynn Auburn University, Auburn, AL, USA
Todd M. Moore University of Tennessee-Knoxville, USA
Daniel J. Munoz Pacific University, Hillsboro, OR, USA
Mark D. Rapport University of Central Florida, Orlando, FL, USA
David Reitman Nova Southeastern University, Ft. Lauderdale, FL, USA
Brenna N. Renn, PhD University of Nevada, Las Vegas, USA
Paul M. Salkovskis University of Oxford, Oxford, UK
Eric Storch Baylor College of Medicine, USA
Steven R. Tulkin CSPP Alliant International University, San Francisco, CA, USA
Robert L. Weiss University of Oregon, Eugene, OR, USA
  • EMBASE/Excerpta Medica
  • ProQuest
  • PsycINFO
  • Psychological Abstracts
  • Scopus

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