Special Issue "Religions and Psychotherapies"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 July 2011)
Prof. Klaus Baumann (Website)
Caritaswissenschaft und Christliche Sozialarbeit, Theologische Fakultät, Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg, Platz der Universität 3, D-79098 Freiburg, Germany
Fax: +49 761 203 2119
Interests: interdisciplinary dialogue between theology and human sciences, esp. psychology, psychotherapy and psychoanalysis; interdisciplinary anthropology and ethics; religions and their social welfare as well as (social) ethics; theology, history, and spirituality of Caritas; Caritas and christian social work in its ecclesiological, civil and international contexts
Prof. Dr. Frank-Gerald B. Pajonk (Website)
Medical Director, Center for Psychiatric and Psychotherapeutic Care and Rehabilitation, Dr. K. Fontheim's Hospital for Mental Health, Lindenstraße 15, 38704 Liebenburg, Germany
Fax: +49 (0)5346 81 1152
Interests: spirituality and psychotherapy; religious beliefs in the context of psychiatric disorders; exercise and its influence on the neurobiology of the brain; emergency psychiatry; crisis intervention; schizophrenia; dementia
This issue is dedicated to reviews, theoretical and clinical original studies on questions regarding the relationship between religions and psychotherapies. It invites scholars, researchers and practitioners to contribute to interdisciplinary dialogues regarding the role of (various) religious attitudes of clients/ patients/ therapists in (various) psychotherapeutic treatments, religious doctrines and interpretations with regard to psychic disorders, psychotherapeutic metapsychologies regarding religions and religious attitudes, religious practices and coping with psychic stress and disorders. It thus includes both general and basic principles/ issues as well as specific questions regarding treatments and methods.
Prof. Dr. Klaus Baumann
Prof. Dr. Frank-Gerald B. Pajonk
Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. Papers will be published continuously (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.
Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are refereed through a peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Religions is an international peer-reviewed Open Access monthly journal published by MDPI.
Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 300 CHF (Swiss Francs). English correction and/or formatting fees of 250 CHF (Swiss Francs) will be charged in certain cases for those articles accepted for publication that require extensive additional formatting and/or English corrections.
- religiosity of patients and clinicians
- religious values and psychotherapies
- metapsychologies and religions
- abstinence and neutrality in treatment
- religious interpretations of psychic disorders
- religious coping
- psychotherapeutic schools and techniques