There are a ton of good stories out there about people’s experiences with psychotherapy, and we want to feature them each week here on the World of Psychology. By shedding more light on the process of therapy, we believe it will make people more comfortable and perhaps get a better understanding of it.
So we’re putting out a call for any and all psychotherapy stories — from therapists, psychologists, psychiatrists, counselors, clients and patients. If you have a story you want to tell and can do so in under 1,400 words, we’re interested.
We’re not looking (just) for salacious stories. We’re looking for stories that show the personal nature of therapy, and how it can help people.
Read on for details…
We are looking, first and foremost, for your psychotherapy story (or that of a loved one; or if you’re a professional, one involving your psychotherapy session with a client). We don’t want fictional stories. We also don’t want you to tell your story in public if you’re not ready to share it and have it be read by thousands of people.
We are also looking for submissions that meet our editorial guidelines. These include:
- Good English grammar.
- Simple formatting — no indenting, but please use paragraphs and spaces between your paragraphs.
- Spell-checking before you send.
- Make the details anonymous. We don’t want you to be too personal with your details, to ensure no one recognizes you (or your client) from the story.
- Taking 5 minutes to proof-read your submission before sending it to us, making sure it reads well and makes sense.
All entries will be published anonymously, unless you specify otherwise.
There may be a small stipend involved if your submission meets our editorial guidelines and is a story we end up publishing. If this is the case, we will contact you for your billing details. (We’re not guaranteeing any stipend or giving details about it, because we prefer people do this for sharing their story, not for the money.)
Submit Your Psychotherapy Story
Ready to go? So are we! So go ahead and send us your best story about psychotherapy to:
(We can take any format you care to send it in.)
The Fine Print:
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