International Journal of Neuropsychotherapy

Volume 1, 2013

ISSN 2202-7653

doi: 10.12744/ijnpt.2013


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Volume 1 Content

Issue 1

1. Inaugural Editorial Statement – Pieter Rossouw
2. Defining Bullying: The Role of Neurobiological Markers – Pieter Rossouw
9. Epigenetics: The Dogma Defying Discovery That Genes Learn From Experience – Haley Peckham
21. The Therapeutic Alliance: Exploring the Concept of “Safety” From a Neuropsychotherapeutic Perspective Kobie Allison & Pieter Rossouw

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Issue 2

31. Givers and Takers: Clinical Biopsychological Perspectives on Relationship Behavior Patterns Robert A. Moss
47. Alexander Luria – life, research and contribution to neuroscienceMaria Ilmarovna Kostyanaya & Pieter Rossouw
56. A Clinical Biopsychological Theory of Loss-related Depression Robert A. Moss

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We are very excited to launch the first edition of the International Journal of Neuropsychotherapy (IJNPT). The aims and scope of this Journal is to be an open access, online journal, sharing quality research in the fields of Interpersonal Neurobiology, Neuroscience and Brain-based therapies.

Neuropsychotherapy is a relatively young science with strong roots in neurobiology and psychotherapy stretching back to the early twentieth century and the origins of modern neuroscience and psychotherapy. Neuropsychotherapy focuses on therapeutic processes developed specifically to address a range of mental health issues and thereby improve quality of life.  Although a strong emphasis is placed on the neural correlates – the neuro-chemical, neuro-electrical and neuro-structural markers – of presentations, the focus is not reductionist but rather on the interconnectedness of neural systems and interpersonal neurobiology.  New insights into the social brain, and the treatment of personal and interpersonal challenges, are now regularly being discovered in this innovative field. The International Journal of Neuropsychotherapy proudly embraces the dawn of this new paradigm in neuroscience and psychotherapy: the “Decade of the Brain” has evolved to the next phase – the focus on applied neuroscience.

The IJNPT has a strong Advisory Board where each member is a highly distinguished researcher in this field. We invite scholars to contribute to the Journal and submit papers for publication.  All articles are peer reviewed and will be uniquely identified with a digital object identifier (DOI). Submissions should conform to the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors guidelines for biomedical journals available online at

This first edition of IJNPT focuses on neuropsychotherapy and epigenetics as well as redefining bullying from a neuroscience perspective.


Pieter Rossouw

(Chief Editor)

The University of Queensland, Australia

BHons (Psych), BHons (Phil), BD, MClinPsych, PhD, MAPS, MCClin, QCA


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