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.

Call for Contributions: Issue 1/2022

TCI in Organizations

Applying TCI professionally is about actively shaping diverse processes in organizations against the background of value orientation rooted in the axioms.
TCI practitioners see themselves as part of a movement positioned at a critical distance from the effects of neoliberal globalization and seeking to exert a tangible influence on organizations and businesses, thus contributing to more human working conditions. New and flexible organization and leadership models promise self-management, creativity and leadership based on an equal footing. They show the first signs of ideas involving living cooperation, filling these with new images, theories and methods. The surge in digitalization due to the pandemic has generated a plethora of new experience with virtual communication and cooperation in organizations, now being reflected on in TCI’s frame of reference.
We are requesting first-hand reports on organizations, theoretical takes on leadership and organizational development, summaries of experience gained from supervision and coaching, …

Please submit your contributions by September 1st, 2021, to:


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: