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For publications related to the Impostor Phenomenon, please refer to the Impostor Phenomenon page.

Clance, P.R. (2012). Book Review, Isolated and Alone: Therapeutic Interventions for Loneliness, Rainer, J., & Martin, J., Sarasota, FL: Professional Resource Press.

Clance, P.R. (2010). Book Review, Overcoming Depression: A Cognitive Therapy Approach, Therapist Guide and Workbook, 2nd Eds., Gilson, M., Freeman, A., Yates, M.J., & Freeman, S.M. Georgia Psychologist, 64(1), 18.

Imes, S.A., Clance, P.R., Gailis, A.T., & Atkeson, E.  (2002). Mind’s response to the body’s betrayal: Gestalt/Existential therapy of clients with chronic or life-threatening illnesses. Journal of Clinical Psychology (Special Edition, In Session: Psychotherapy in Practice), 58(11), 1361-1373.

Wing, D.E., Clance, P.R.,Burge-Callaway, K., & Armistead, L.P. (2001). Understanding gender differences in bereavement following the death of an infant: Implications for treatment.  Psychotherapy: Theory/Research/Practice/Training, 38(1), 60-73.

Davis, N.L., Clance, P.R., & Gailis, A. (1999). Treatment approaches for obese and overweight African American women: A consideration of cultural dimensions.  Psychotherapy:Theory/Research/Practice/Training,36(1),27-35.

Horton, J., Clance, P.R., Emshoff, J., & Elfson, C.  (1995). Touch in psychotherapyPsychotherapy, 32(3), 443-457.

Clance, P.R.  (1992).  Response to Lawerence Maltin and Joan D. Atwood’s article: The task and traps of relationships.  Journal of Couples Therapy, 3, 133-134.

Holmes, S.W., Morris, R., Clance, P.R., & Putney, R.T.  (1996). Holotropic breathwork: An experiential approach to psychotherapy.  Psychotherapy: Theory, Research, and Practice, 33, 114-120.

Budd, B., Clance, P. R., & Simerly, D. E.  (1985). Spatial configurations: Erikson Re-examined.  Sex Roles, 12, 571-577.

Engelman, S., Clance, P. R., & Imes, S.  (1982). Body cathexis and self-cathexis changes in therapy and yoga groups.  Journal of Psychosomatic Medicine and Dentistry, 29, 1-12.

Clance, P. R., Mitchell, M., & Engelman, S. R.  (1980). Body cathexis in children as a function of awareness training and yoga.  Journal of Clinical Child Psychology, IX(1), 82-85.

Clance, P. R., Matthews, T., & Joesting, J.  (1979). Body cathexis and self-cathexis in an interactional awareness training class.  Perceptual Motor Skills, 48, 221-222.

Clance, P. R., & Loftis, D.  (1977). Effects of individual psychotherapy on body cathexis and self-cathexis. Perceptual and Motor Skills, 47, 1273-1274.

Clance, P. R., Coyle, R., & Joesting, J.  (1977). Kinesthetic enrichment and Good Enough-Harris-Draw-A-Man scores of black children from lower socioeconomic backgrounds. Perceptual and Motor Skills, 45, 201-202.

Jaffe, C., Clance, P.R., Nichols, M., & Emshoff, J. (2000). The prevalence of alcoholism and feelings of alienation in homosexual and heterosexual women. Journal of Gay and Lesbian Psychotherapy, special double issues 3&4 (3), 25-35.

Burke, J.M., Coddington, D., Bakeman, R., Clance, P.R. (1993).  Inclusion and exclusion in HIV therapy groups.  Journal of Gay and Lesbian Psychotherapy, 2(2), 121-130.

Vaughn, S., Stabler, J., & Clance, P. R.  (1981). Monetary evaluations of body parts as a function of sex, race, and school grades.  The Journal of Psychology, 107, 203-207.

Rachelson, J., & Clance, P. R.  (1980). Attitudes of psychotherapists toward the 1970 APA standards for psychotherapy training.  Journal of Professional Psychology, 18, 261-267.

Clance, P.R.  (1970). The effects of different reinforcement contingencies upon the occurrence of aggressive behavior.  Newsletter for Research in Psychology, 2(2).

Glickauf-Hughes, C., Clance, P.R., Reviere, S., & Jones, R. (1996). An integration of object relations theory with gestalt technique to promote structuralization of the self.  Journal of Psychotherapy Integration, 6(1), 39-69.

Clance, P.R.  (1965). The effects of previously learned verbal habits upon two response classes in verbal conditioning.  Journal of Psychology, 60, 271-276.

Clance, P.R., Brown, E.C., (2001). Touch in PsychotherapyJournal of Couples Therapy, 10(2), 61-73.

Clance, P.R. (1999).  The ethical use of touch in psychotherapy.  Gestalt Review, 3(3), 259.



The following includes recent, selected non-Impostor Phenomenon workshops I have lead. I have a business vitae which includes a brief summary of my recent professional experiences. Please email for a comprehensive curriculum vitae.

  • Using Gestalt Therapy to Engender Curious Awareness without Judgment in the Therapeutic Experience. Invited workshop presenter co-led with Dr. Suzanne Imes, The Core of Psychotherapy: Experience in Relationship, The American Academy of Psychotherapists, 57th Annual Institute & Conference, Atlanta, GA
  • Gestalt and Applied Psychomotor: Emotion Focused Therapies. Invited workshop presenter co-led with Dr. Joel Rachelson, The Role of Emotion in Psychotherapy, The American Academy of Psychotherapists, Southern Region, Spring Conference, Young Harris, GA
  • Using Castaneda's Teachings of Don Juan to Explore Fear, Clarity and Power in the Psychotherapist. Invited workshop presenter co-led with Dr. Sharon Mathis, Creativity and Madness, The American Institute of Medical Education, Winter Conference, Santa Fe, NM
  • Impasse & Treatment Failure. Invited workshop presenter co-led with Dr. Bob Coyle, Pine River Psychotherapy Training Institute, Atlanta, GA
  • Contacting the Heart of Psychotherapy as We Contact Each Other: An Existential-Gestalt Process Group. Invited workshop presenter, The Heart and Soul of Psychotherapy: Celebrating the Process, American Academy of Psychotherapists, Southern Region, Spring Conference, Chattanooga, TN
  • Change in Acceptance, Acceptance in Change. Invited workshop presenter co-led with Dr. Suzanne Imes, The Ground on Which We Stand: Enduring Patterns in Psychotherapy, Georgia Psychological Association, Division E Midwinter Conference, Destin, FL
  • The Use of Self in Experiential Work with Clients. Invited workshop presenter, Meeting of the Minds: Integrating Practice with Science, Georgia Psychological Association, Annual Meeting, Atlanta, GA
  • Raising Our Voices: Empowerment Across the Lifespan. Invited workshop presenter co-led with Dr. Susan Reviere, Reclaiming "Beauty"...Celebrating Every Body: A Day of Empowerment and Connection for Women, Georgia Psychological Association, Women Psychologists' Conference, Atlanta, GA
  • Master Class (consultation on psychotherapy/organizational cases). Workshop co-led with Sonia March Nevis, co-sponsored by A Woman's Initiative and the Gestalt International Study Center, Atlanta, GA
  • Stress: The Career Killer. Invited panel discussant, Women of Color Leadership Seminar, sponsored by Springboard Leadership, at the Harvard Club of NYC, White Plains, NY
  • What's Old, What's New, What's Next? Second Annual Gestalt Reunion Training Workshop. Co-led with Suzanne Imes, The Gestalt Institute of Georgia, Atlanta, GA

Some of my unpublished research and publications focus on: the development of human potential and actualization, body image, gender and multicultural issues, Gestalt and Feminist therapy, internal/external barriers to success, bereavement, touch in psychotherapy, coping with chronic illness, psychotherapy process and outcome, and emotional intelligence and interpersonal competence. 

For book publications related to the Impostor Phenomenon, please refer to the Impostor Phenomenon page.

  Impostor book

Smith, E.W.L., Clance, P.R., & Imes, S. (Eds.) (2001). Touch in psychotherapy: Theory, research, and practice.  New York: Guilford Publications, Inc.  

Clance, P.R., Brown, E.C., (2001). Touch in Psychotherapy.  Couples and Body Therapy. 
New York: The Haworth Press, Inc., 61-73.

Clance, P.R. (Preface) (2000). In Sightler, K.W. (Eds.),  A bibliographic resource on entrepreneurship, self-defeating behaviors, and the fears of success and failure (Mellen Studies in Business, Vol 13). Lewiston, NY: The Edwin Mellen Press.

Clance, P.R., & Petras, V.J.  (1999). Therapist’s recall of their decision-making processes regarding the use of touch in ongoing psychotherapy: A preliminary study.  In E.W.L. Smith, P.R. Clance, & S. Imes (Eds.), Touch in psychotherapy: Theory, research, and practice.  New York: Guilford Publications, Inc.

Clance, P.R. (1994).  Reflections on my father was Shiva: Commentary from a Gestalt therapist's viewpoint. In J. Flosberg & E. Tick (Eds.), Frontiers of Psychotherapy: My Father was Shiva. Norword, N.J.:  Ablix Publishing Co., 83-91.

Clance, P.R., Liburd, R., & Rothblum, E. (1993).  Medical Model/Medicalization. In Larsen, C. & Rave, E. (Eds.), Ethical Dilemmas: Feminist Therapy Approaches. New York:  Guilford Publications, Inc.

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