The International Journal of Group Psychotherapy (IJGP) is looking for an English language Book Reviews Editor. This person would be responsible for identifying, coordinating, and editing reviews of books relevant to group therapy to be published in IJGP. To be successful in this role, the Book Reviews Editor (BRE) would be expected to:
- Stay current on books published about important historically understudied topics in group therapy such as diversity, multiculturalism, and the experiences of marginalized groups/individuals in group therapy. The BRW would recruit high quality reviewers (aka someone to author the review) for these books.
- Stay up to date on books about both traditional and new/novel approaches to group therapy across diverse settings and find high quality reviewers to authors reviews of these books.
- Stay current on what APA Division 49 members, American Group Psychotherapy Association (AGPA) members, and/or other group clinician-scholars are publishing and/or "talking about" as potentially important books that could/should be reviewed in the Journal and finding talented reviewers to author these reviews. Ideally, this person would monitor communications from Division 49 and AGPA via the listservs, social media, newsletters, conference happenings, etc. for news about books.
- Work closely with the Editor-in-Chief of IJGP to coordinate book reviews, while proactively coordinating with authors and recruiting potential authors of book reviews throughout the year. This includes being available to communicate with potential authors who propose book reviews, conducting proposal review, and working with authors throughout the writing and editing process.
- Have excellent writing and editing skills; knowledge of APA style 7th Edition.
- Have excellent interpersonal communication skills; can work well with a diverse team of others.
- Is organized and can meet deadlines.
- Has time in their schedule for what is currently a volunteer service opportunity. The expectation is roughly 4 book reviews a year (4 Issues per year, 1 per Issue) but historically our book reviews program has been much more robust thanks to the outstanding work of our outgoing BRE Dr. Richard Billow.
If interested, please send a CV, writing sample, and a reference list in APA style of the top two to three books that you would want to have reviewed if you were to take on this role to Jill Paquin, PhD.