Voices: The Art and Science of Psychotherapy is the journal of the American Academy of Psychotherapists. Written by and for psychotherapists and healing professionals, it focuses on therapists’ personal growth and on the promotion of excellence in the practice of psychotherapy. The articles are written in a personalized voice rather than an academic tone, and they are of an experiential and theoretical nature that reflects on the human condition.

Each issue has a central theme as described in the call for papers. Manuscripts that fit this theme are given priority. Final decision about acceptance must wait until all articles for a particular issue have been reviewed. Articles that do not fit into any particular theme are reviewed and held for inclusion in future issues on a space available basis.


See a recent issue of Voices and the samples below for general style. Manuscripts should be double-spaced in 12 point type and no longer than 4,000 words (about 16 to 18 pages). Do not include the author’s name in the manuscript, as all submissions receive masked review by two or more members of the Editorial Review Board. Keep references to a minimum and follow the style of the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association, 5th ed.

Submit via e-mail, attaching the manuscript as a Word document file. Send it to: Carla Bauer (crbauer01@bellsouth.net).

Put “Voices” in the email’s subject line, and in the message include the author’s name, title and degree, postal address, daytime phone number, manuscript title, and word count. Please indicate for which issue of Voices the manuscript is intended.

If a manuscript is accepted, the author will be asked to provide a short autobiographical sketch (75 words or less) and a photograph that complies with technical quality standards outlined in a PDF, which will be sent to you.

Neither the editorial staff nor the American Academy of Psychotherapists accepts responsibility for statements made in its publication by contributors. We expect authors to make certain there is no breach of confidentiality in their submissions. Authors are responsible for checking the accuracy of their quotes, citations, and references.


We welcome poetry of high quality relevant to the theme of a particular issue or the general field of psychotherapy. Short poems are published most often.

Book and Film Reviews

Reviews should be about 500 to 750 words, twice that if you wish to expand the material into a mini-article.

Visual Arts

We welcome submissions of photographs or art related to the central theme for consideration. Electronic submissions in JPEG format are required. If you would like to submit images, please request the PDF of quality standards from Mary de Wit at md@in2wit.com or find it on www.aapweb.com. Images are non-returnable and the copyright MUST belong to the submitting artist.


By submitting materials to Voices (articles, poems, photos, or artwork), the author transfers and consents that copyright for that article will be owned by the American Academy of Psychotherapists, Inc.