Publications

Members of the Association of Child Psychotherapists publish extensively in both book and article form, demonstrating the range of expertise within the profession.  

The Journal of Child Psychotherapy is the official scientific journal of the Association of Child Psychotherapists and is published three times a year. It was first published in 1963.

The scope of the journal includes the theory and practice of psychoanalytic psychotherapy and work with infants, children and young people and their parents where there are emotional and psychological problems. It is concerned with a wide spectrum of emotional and behavioural disorders, ranging from the more severe conditions of autism, anorexia and depression and the traumas of emotional, physical and sexual abuse to problems such as bedwetting and soiling, eating difficulties and sleep disturbance. The journal also considers research and the applications of psychoanalytic theory and practice in other settings or fields.

Editors: Teresa Bailey and Jo Russell

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  • Journals: visit this section for more information about the Journal of Child Psychotherapy and the International Journal of Infant Observation and Its Applications.
  • Books: visit this section for a list of titles by child and adolescent psychotherapists, including our popular Understanding Your Child series and leaflets published by the Child Psychotherapy Trust on many aspects of family life.
  • Leaflets: this section contains our guides to child and adolescent psychotherapy and our Briefing Paper Series highlighting members' specialist work in the early years, schools, hospitals, family courts, with fostered and adopted children, with children with disabilities and their families, with parents and carers and through intensive and long-term work.
  • The Bulletin: visit this section to find out more about our monthly magazine for members, including information about advertising jobs and events.