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Jill Paquin Appointed Editor of International Journal of Group Psychotherapy

Jill Paquin Appointed Editor of International Journal of Group Psychotherapy
By: Rebecca MacNair-Semands, Ph.D.

Rebecca MacNair-Semands, PhD, CGP
Rebecca MacNair-Semands, PhD, CGP

It is fitting that our first female editor appointed to International Journal of Group Psychotherapy (IJGP) has contributed widely to group psychotherapy teaching, training, research, and professional practice. We first came to know Dr. Jill Paquin’s work as a APA division 49 board member. In 2014, while serving on the current Science to Service Task Force of the American Group Psychotherapy Association (AGPA), we invited her to join this work group. Dr. Paquin began her service on the Science to Service Task Force when we were creating new content for the website related to evidence-based practices in groups. She was clearly skilled and passionate around how to translate research findings to the larger practice community, who use the information and implications to better serve group members. She volunteered readily for several projects, always met deadlines, and quickly jumped into the work with vigor. One example of this is that she offered to write the introduction to the entire website series. Also, together with the past AGPA President, Dr. Les Greene, she co-authored the section on group therapy for trauma and PTSD.  She then volunteered to work with another author to review and provide editorial feedback on the upcoming AGPA Principles of Group Psychotherapy curriculum.

Jill Paquin, PhD
Jill Paquin, Ph.D.

Dr. Paquin began gaining editorial experience early in her professional career, reviewing for the Journal of Group Dynamics and the Journal of Counseling Psychology, both for over four years prior to an invited to the editorial boards of these journals. Known for their rigor and high impact, this is quite an accomplishment for a young professional. She served as ad-hoc reviewer for both Psychotherapy and The Counseling Psychologist during this time, and also joined the editorial board of the Counselling Psychology Quarterly (CPQ), an international journal. She clearly values rigorous research, emphasizing qualitative and quantitative research with sound methodology. She also has experience with the Consensual Qualitative Research and Grounded Theory qualitative methods.

I value Jill’s ability as a group dynamics scholar, a skilled group psychologist, and a full-time assistant professor. She has done all this work while also raising a family in the midst of numerous duties. In her role at Chatham University she has focused on small group dynamics, the intersection of multicultural competence and evidence-based practice, career experiences of women working in STEM fields, and small group interactions entitled “Intergroup Dialogues.” Her scholarship and training has focused on helping develop the “clinician-researcher” identity as one way to bridge the gap between research and practice (particularly with the special issue she guest-edited for CPQ). She often examines therapeutic factors as well as leader behaviors that affect connections within groups. She was the first person to both study absences and their impact on the therapy group and to examine person-group fit from the I/O lit in group psychotherapy.

Dr. Paquin’s scholarship and expertise in the area of group psychology has been recognized both nationally and internationally. As an invited presenter, she often taught diversity and inclusion symposiums that made an impact on others learning how to effectively teach multicultural material to students in an effective and efficient manner. Integrating multicultural competence/social justice perspectives with therapy practice, including group work, is another strength. Having seen her in action, these programs were not only well received, but also experiential and practical in nature during crucial developmental years in our field. She has been active at the American Psychological Association annual conference, often having multiple presentations since the beginning of her involvement almost 11 years ago. As you can see, Dr. Paquin’s contributions are wide-ranging in her research, teaching/training, editorial, and clinical practice sectors of the group literature.

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Special Issue – International Journal of Group Psychotherapy

Call for Submissions

Group Dynamics and Race

The International Journal of Group Psychotherapy will publish a special issue on group dynamics and race in 2018. We are interested in receiving original theoretical, clinical, or research-based articles, including literature reviews, relevant to the problems of, and innovative solutions to, race relations.

Below are examples of interest for this special issue:                          

 :Racial bias, implicit or explicit, systemic or individual, and the facilitation of group psychotherapy in various settings.

 :Scholarly articles relevant to race that address institutional group phenomena, such as (but not limited to) business, government, education, and criminal justice.

 :Implications for our profession, such as preparation for clinical intervention in a racially mixed society.

 :Current challenges, domestic or international, such as denial of historical facts or promotion of racial myths by advocacy groups.

 :Analysis of the role of social media in drawing the isolate into online group identity based on racial bias.

We seek articles showing knowledge of group theory, clinical psychology, education, sociology, etc., with professional emphasis on the impact of racism on society. Potential contributors are invited to submit proposals by April 1, 2017, via email in abstract or summary form (500-700 words) to the editor, Dominick Grundy, Ph.D., grundyd4@earthlink.net. Those invited will be expected to submit within four months of notification. Manuscripts are submitted via Scholar One and peer-reviewed.

Articles are normally 25 double-spaced pages (including tables and references) and Brief Reports under 10 pages. Authors are held responsible for following APA style. For more information about the submission process, go online to the International Journal of Group Psychotherapy, then select the publisher’s website (Taylor & Francis online). For Instructions for Authors, use this link:  http://www.agpa.org/home/practice-resources/international-journal-of-group-psychotherapy#tab1.  Send email queries to the editor, Dominick Grundy, Ph.D., grundyd4@earthlink.net.

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Special Issue – International Journal of Group Psychotherapy

Call for Submissions

Group Dynamics and Race

The International Journal of Group Psychotherapy will publish a special issue on group dynamics and race in 2018. We are interested in receiving original theoretical, clinical, or research-based articles, including literature reviews, relevant to the problems of, and innovative solutions to, race relations.

Below are examples of interest for this special issue:

  • Racial bias, implicit or explicit, systemic or individual, and the facilitation of group psychotherapy in various settings.
  • Scholarly articles relevant to race that address institutional group phenomena, such as (but not limited to) business, government, education, and criminal justice.
  • Implications for our profession, such as preparation for clinical intervention in a racially mixed society.
  • Current challenges, domestic or international, such as denial of historical facts or promotion of racial myths by advocacy groups.
  • Analysis of the role of social media in drawing the isolate into online group identity based on racial bias.

We seek articles showing knowledge of group theory, clinical psychology, education, sociology, etc., with professional emphasis on the impact of racism on society. Potential contributors are invited to submit proposals by April 1, 2017, via email in abstract or summary form (500-700 words) to the editor, Dominick Grundy, Ph.D., grundyd4@earthlink.net. Those invited will be expected to submit within four months of notification. Manuscripts are submitted via Scholar One and peer-reviewed.

Articles are normally 25 double-spaced pages (including tables and references) and Brief Reports under 10 pages. Authors are held responsible for following APA style. For more information about the submission process, go online to the International Journal of Group Psychotherapy, then select the publisher’s website (Taylor & Francis online). For Instructions for Authors, use this link:  http://www.agpa.org/home/practice-resources/international-journal-of-group-psychotherapy#tab1.  Send email queries to the editor, Dominick Grundy, Ph.D., grundyd4@earthlink.net.