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ISSN 2202-7653



Aims & Scope
The International Journal of Neuropsychotherapy (IJNPT) is an open access, online journal that considers manuscripts on all aspects of integrative, biopsychosocial issues related to psychotherapy. IJNPT aims to explore the neurological or other biological underpinnings of mental states and disorders to advance the therapeutic practice of psychotherapy. The mission of the journal is to provide researchers, educators and clinicians with the best research from around the world to raise awareness of the neuropsychotherapy perspective to mental health interventions.

Article Categories:

Article Categories: In agreement with the scope of the journal, papers submitted must be associated with the neurological or other biological underpinnings of mental states/disorders, or advances in any biological/psychological/social understanding of interrelatedness and impact on psychopathology or normative mental states and how these advances in knowledge impact therapeutic practice.

  • Empirical Studies: Original research with solid practical and theoretical advances for neuropsychotherapy.
  • Case Studies: Case studies highlighting neuropsychotherapy theory and methodology in clinical application.
  • Articles: Theoretical articles using current research to advance theory, or a description of current theory (Theory). Methodological articles describing new approaches or changes to existing methods in neuropsychotherapy (Methodology), are welcome. Other articles include: Perspectives (brief accessible pieces covering a broad array of topics relevant to neuropsychotherapy); Applied NPT (brief accessible pieces describing the authors clinical application of neuropsychotherapy);
  • Review Articles (Literature Reviews): Meta-analytical papers and other such review research critically evaluating previously published material directly related to Neuropsychotherapy.
  • Letters & Research Notes: Short descriptions of important current research findings associated with, and important to, a biopsychosocial understanding of psychopathology and therapeutic interventions.

Submission Guidelines:

Submission Guidelines Research papers should be formatted to the general IMRAD layout and follow APA style. For a review of acceptable format you can visit the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors articles on Preparing a Manuscript for Submission to a Biomedical Journal. Manuscripts must be sent via email to and accompanied by a cover note, which should include the following information:

  • A full statement to the editor, about all submissions and previous reports that might be regarded as redundant publication of the same or very similar work. Any such work should be referred to specifically and referenced in the new paper. Copies of such material should be included with the submitted paper to help us address the situation.
  • A statement of financial or other relationships that might lead to a conflict of interest, if that information is not included in the manuscript itself.
  • A statement that the manuscript has been read and approved by all the authors, and that each author believes that the manuscript represents honest work.
  • The name, address, and telephone number of the corresponding author, who is responsible for communicating with the other authors about revisions and final approval of the proofs, if that information is not included in the manuscript itself.

Open Access Policy:

Open Access Policy The International Association of Neuropsychotherapy (IACN) provides open access to the International Journal of Neuropsychotherapy and all of it content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge, increased readership, and increased citation of our author’s work.

Peer-Review Process:

Peer-Review Process After an initial filtering by the Chief Editor, manuscripts will be reviewed by two recognised experts. Peer reviewers will give recommendations to the editors as to the validity, coherence and originality of the manuscript and if it should be accepted, revised, or rejected. Final decisions will be made by the Chief Editor in collaboration with advisors. The review process is at the total discretion of the editors and publisher.

Submission Fee & Copy Editing:

Submission Fee & Copy Editing This journal is open access, free to the public to maximise reach, and does not generate any revenue for the publisher. There are, however, costs associated with managing and publishing this journal and a successful submission will be charged a publishing fee of $0.08/word to cover all costs including experienced academic editors ensuring the highest standard of manuscripts. This is the only fee charged to the author(s). Articles should be submitted as a Word document for ease of editing and commenting by reviewers. All final editing will be passed by the author for final agreement before publishing.

Redundancy & Copyright:

Redundancy & Copyright Manuscripts that have been published in another journal or citable form will be considered redundant and will not be considered. Authors are responsible for ensuring material submitted does not infringe existing copyrights or the rights of a third party. We do not require the transfer of copyright to be published in our journal. We only require an agreement for the rights to publish, as we do for our magazine and website. This standard agreement is found here: Publishing Agreement. This form must be completed and accompany your submission.

Conflict of Interest:

Conflict of Interest When authors submit a manuscript, whether an article or a letter, they are responsible for disclosing all financial and personal relationships that might bias their work. To prevent ambiguity, authors must state explicitly whether potential conflicts do or do not exist. For a full explanation of potential conflicts of interest please refer to the ICMJE Conflicts of Interest page. We have adopted the Uniform Disclosure Form to make it easier for authors to report potential conflicts of interest. This form must be completed and an electronic copy sent to us via email with your submission (do not send it to ICMJE). The Disclosure Form can be downloaded directly from here:

Citation Linking:

Citation Linking The IACN is a publisher member of Crossref, the official DOI registration agency for scholarly publications. Articles published in the IJNPT will be referenced with their own unique digital object identifier, providing the article with a persistent, actionable identifier for that piece of intellectual property. We encourage authors to include DOI’s in their reference list when a DOI is available for a particular citation. Our online publication will provide hyperlinks with each specified DOI.

Video Abstracts & Introductions:

Video Abstracts & Introductions We are encouraging authors to produce video abstracts or introductions to their papers. This is by no means compulsory, but is a highly effective way to engage readers and effectively communicate the core elements of your paper. The video should be less than five minutes long and communicate the main thrust of your paper. The video may be displayed at a low resolution, so please do not include small text or diagrams that would be difficult to see at low resolution. You must not use anything in your video that you do not have copyright to (music, images, insignias, and so on). The video will be considered to be under nonexclusive copyright terms. If you are interested in producing a video abstract or introduction please let us know with your submission.

Further Information:

Further Information We follow the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors guidelines for biomedical journals.

Volume 6 Content

Issue 1

1. Clinical Translation of Memory Reconsolidation Research: Therapeutic Methodology for Transformational Change by Erasing Implicit Emotional Learnings Driving Symptom Production – Bruce Ecker

Volume 5 Content

  1. Reviewing Misophonia and its Treatment – Christopher Pearson
  2. The S.A.F.E model and neuroscience: Working together in negotiation – Ellana Iverach, Pieter Rossouw
  3. Predictive 6 Factor Resilience Scale – Domains of Resilience and Their Role as Enablers of Job Satisfaction – Jurie G. Rossouw, Pieter J. Rossouw, Christine Paynter, Anne Ward, Peter Khnana
  4. Toddler Trauma: Somatic Experiencing®, Attachment and the Neurophysiology of Dyadic Completion – Joseph P Riordan, Abi Blakeslee, Peter A. Levine

Volume 4 Content

Issue 1

1. Internet-based Interactions and Psychological Wellness: Implications on Interpersonal Responses to Hypothetical Situations – Eloise O’Reilly & Pieter Rossouw

31. The Predictive 6-Factor Resilience Scale: Neurobiological Fundamentals and Organisational Application – Pieter Rossouw & Jurie Rossouw

47. A Quantum Field Theory of Neuropsychotherapy: Semantic Mind–Brain Maps and the Quantum Qualia of Consciousness – Ernest Lawrence Rossi and Kathryn Lane Rossi

Volume 3 Content

Issue 1

1. Editorial Statement – Pieter Rossouw

2. Memory Reconsolidation Understood and Misunderstood – Bruce Ecker

47. Neuropsychotherapy:Defining the Emerging Paradigm of Neurobiologically Informed Psychotherapy – Matthew Dahlitz

70. Russian Psychology and Neuropsychotherapy: Comparative Analysis – Maria I. Kostyanaya

89. The Development of Memory: Implications for Learning and EducationPieter Rossouw

92. Social Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (SDHD): A Sibling of ADHD? – Sandy Laurens & Pieter Rossouw

Issue 2

101. Book Review – Sensorimotor Psychotherapy: Interventions for Trauma and Attachment
102. Mothers’ Expectations of Parenthood: The Impact of Prenatal Expectations on Self-Esteem, Depression, Anxiety, and Stress Post Birth – Kathryn Lazarus and Pieter Rossouw

124. Efficacy of Drawings as a Measure of Attachment Style and Emotional Disturbance: An Australian Children Investigation – Jasmin Singh & Pieter Rossouw

131. Neuropsychotherapy in continuing professional development: Is it really helpful in mental health professions? – Zhi Xiang On & Pieter Rossouw

139. Intergenerational trauma in remote Australia and Papua New Guinea: A neuropsychological perspective – Monika Knausenberger & Pieter Rossouw.

Volume 2 Content

Issue 1

1. Editorial Statement – Pieter Rossouw
2. A Four-Stage Hierarchical Model of Image Construction and Drawing Production: Evidence from Visual Hallucinations, Development and Pathologic Regression in Art.Paul C. Vitz & Tatiana Kamorina
3. A Review of the Effectiveness of Computer-Based Interventions in Australia for Anxiety-Based Disorders and Reconceptualization of these Interventions from a Neuropsychotherapy Focus – Micah Bernoff & Pieter Rossouw
4. The Impact of Technology Use on Couple Relationships: A Neuropsychological Perspective – Pieter Rossouw & Christina Leggett

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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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