Issue no. 4 of Inside Out and so we complete our first volume and our first year. We on the Editorial Board would like to congratulate ourselves on this achievement and to thank our readers and contribu tors for their encouragement and support.
Subscriptions and sales continue to increase and Inside Out has expanded from 20 pages in Issues 1 and 2 to 28 pages in Issues 3 and 4. Growth is in evidence.
And what of the content? We feel we have, in this first year, begun to address and to open up for discus sion at least some of the important issues facing psychotherapy today – issues such as the regulation of standards, the question of training courses, the importance of supervision for practicing psychotherapists.
In the coming year these three closely inter-related topics are going to require considerable attention from those of us involved in psychotherapy as we approach 1992 and all that. And it will be important that our voices be heard, loudly and clearly.
Over the year we have covered a range of subjects such as Family Reconstruction , Psychodrama, Massage Therapy and, in this issue, Primal Integration, all of which are parts of the whole that is Humanistic and Integrative Psychotherapy. Add to this articles on Love and Dependency, Ego Identity, Liberation Psychology and, again in this issue, Bulimia and Anorexia, plus regular book reviews, poems, letters and advertisements and we feel Inside Out is going some way to becoming what we set out in the Editorial of our first issue back in May of last year : “…a vehicle of communication in the fast grow ing field of psychotherapy in the Irish context.”
“ We hope you will continue to support Inside Out both by taking out subscriptions and by sending in your articles, letters, book reviews, notices of events etc, and so help to make Inside Out a challenging, stimulating and informative publication in the year ahead.