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The Journal of Clinical Psychology, founded in 1945, is a peer-reviewed forum devoted to psychological research, assessment, and practice. Published eight times a year, the Journal includes research studies; articles on contemporary professional issues, single case research; brief reports (including dissertations in brief); notes from the field; and news and notes. In addition to papers on psychopathology, psychodiagnostics, and the psychotherapeutic process, the journal welcomes articles focusing on psychotherapy effectiveness research, psychological assessment and treatment matching, clinical outcomes, clinical health psychology, and behavioral medicine. From time to time, the Journal publishes Special Sections, featuring a selection of articles related to a single particularly timely or important theme.

In 2001, in an unprecedented move for a peer-reviewed academic journal, the Editor of the Journal of Clinical Psychology agreed to publish, without peer review, five articles on Roger Callahan's Thought Field Therapy[1][2][3][4][5] In lieu of peer review, critiques were published alongside each article.[6][7][8] The critics agreed that each of the five studies contained serious flaws that rendered them uninterpretable by them and reinforced the conclusion that TFT was a pseudoscience.


  1. Callahan 2001b
  2. 2001c
  3. Pignotti & Steinberg, 2001
  4. Sakai et al., 2001
  5. Johnson et al., 2001
  6. McNally, R.J. (2001). Tertullian’s motto and Callahan’s method. Journal of Clinical Psychology, 57(10) 1171-1174
  7. Kline, J.P. (2001). Heart Rate Variability does not tap putative efficacy of Thought Field Therapy. Journal of Clinical Psychology. 57 (10), 1187-1192.
  8. Herbert & Gaudiano 2001

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