Professional Journal

Twice a year, the Ruth Cohn Institute for TCI-international brings out a professional journal, "Themenzentrierte Interaktion - theme-centered interaction". The journal is published by Psychosozial Verlag (Walltorstr. 10, 35390 Gießen, Germany).

Members of RCI receive the journal automatically at no charge, along with login data for the digital version.

Non-members can order the journal and several articles directly through the publisher Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht.

Journals that were published before 2017 can be ordered through Psychosozial-Verlag.

The TCI Journal contains the following categories:

  • Main topic (varies)
  • Theory and conception
  • Practise
  • Specific subjects
  • Open for discussion
  • Findings
  • Book reviews

Writing for the professional journal TCI practitioners confront scrutiny and continuative reflection. Requirements rooted in the work with TCI are treated on a theoretical level to get impulse for your TCI development. Practical examples from economy, administration, college, school, church, social pedagody, supervision and other fields are put up for discussion. Other concepts and methods are reflected within the scope of TCI.

Thematic Focus (planned) 2/2020-1/2021

2/2020 TCI and body awareness

TCI has a holistic view of the human being as a “psycho-biological entity”. The body, the intellect and the soul are all of equal importance and indivisible. The rule that invites us to “watch people’s body language” is a way to make us aware of our physical condition and to use our bodies as a recognition tool. In other approaches used in counseling and supervision, for instance focusing, the Zurich resource model or mindfulness courses, the perception of body signals plays a decisive role. In our societies there is a visible trend toward paying more attention to one’s own body. Is this a healthy way of taking care of ourselves, or a reaction to the increasing pressure to have a perfect body?
We would be interested to find out about the experience gleaned in your area of work (from a TCI perspective), how you combine TCI with body work in all its different forms (Feldenkrais, dance, theater/roleplay etc.), how and in what types of contexts you encourage physical self-perception and what sort of role body-related aspects play in TCI training courses.

1/2021 TCI in processes of change

The pace of change in the world of work is accelerating. The number of precarious jobs is on the rise, employees are continually obliged to acquire new knowledge, self-organization in the workplace is in increasing demand. Digitalization is fast-tracking procedures, thus enabling greater networking but also constant availability.
Much change is underway in society as well: in a globalized world, values such as democracy and human rights are no longer the undisputed basis for our co-existence. And yet, movements like Fridays for Future show that young people are becoming involved in politics again.
This view of the future may conjure up fears, but it can also serve as an impulse for new developments in a stagnant societal situation. How do those of us working with TCI address these changes? How must we develop TCI in order to be able to respond to them?
Deadline for submitting contributions to the editorial committee ( 15 September 2020


Writing for the TCI-Journal?

We would be pleased to receive articles as a file in German and English on both the general categories and the main topics. The editorial team decides on the inclusion of an article in the journal by mutual agreement. You can find out more about the admission criteria for articles and formal requirements on our homepage or indirect contact to members of the editorial staff:

Birgit Menzel:
Anja von Kanitz:
Walter Zitterbarth: