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EABP Guidelines for Writing a Body Psychotherapy Case Study

We are inviting EABP members and other Body Psychotherapy and/or Somatic Psychology practitioners - of all modalities - to 'write-up' more Body Psychotherapy (BP) case studies. Case studies are an invaluable record of the actual clinical practice that happens in any profession - and we would like (and need) a much larger 'base' (or foundation) of well-written professional case studies demonstrating various aspects of the practice of Body Psychotherapy.

If you are interested in writing up a BP case study, we have prepared a "guideline" document to help you with this:. The case study can be concerning a particular client phenomenon - or an interesting process and outcome - or the use of a certain technique or approach - or even where the client's process has impacted significantly on yourself, or on others.

The guideline document outlines some of the parameters to consider when writing a professional case study, gives a number of suggestions, and (if these are used) can also provide a good basis for later comparison and study. While this is another initiative being developed by the EABP Science and Research Committee (SRC); this development is also an opportunity to make your own personal, individual - and no doubt significant - contribution to our collective professional work and thus help to develop and broaden the foundations of scientific and clinical practice research in Body Psychotherapy.

By following these guidelines, your own particular 'case study' should be suitable for publication in one of the Body Psychotherapy professional journals, or other similar professional psychotherapy journals. Using these other journals, also helps to get Body Psychotherapy a much wider exposure. In due course, we hope to make collections of these BP case studies publicly available through various media.

Frank Röhricht, Courtenay Young & Joop Valstar: EABP SRC, April 2014

Download a PDF copy of these guidelines.