American Journal of Psychotherapy

The American Journal of Psychotherapy is a professional journal covering issues in psychotherapy, including book reviews and software reviews. Founded in 1939, the Association for the Advancement of Psychotherapy publishes the American Journal of Psychotherapy four times a year. Dr. Byram T. Karasu is Editor-in-Chief.

Articles from Vol. 59, No. 1, 2005

An Outcome of Psychodynamic Psychotherapy: A Case Study of the Change in Serotonin Transporter Binding and the Activation of the Dream Screen
We explored the outcome of psychodynamic psychotherapy of a female patient with major depression using clinical evaluation and serotonin transporter (SERT) binding assessed with [^sup 123^I]nor-ß-CIT SPECT. The psychotherapy process was analyzed with...
In Defense of Listening
This paper makes a case for listening and its role in establishing and maintaining meaningful psychotherapeutic relationships. Further, it examines those factors that have contributed to the devaluation and current decline of listening in mental health...
The Meanings of Medicating: Pills and Play
The author uses Winnicott's theory involving transitional objects, the therapeutic value of play, and the vital role of danger to elucidate the psychotherapeutic aspects of medication visits. A case vignette illustrates growth of the possibility of play...
The Social Psychology of Good and Evil
ARTHUR G. MILLER (ED.): The Social Psychology of Good and Evil. New York: Guilford Publications, 2004, 498 pp., $60.00, ISBN 1-57230-989-XThe tragic events of 9/11 dealt a shattering blow to the lives of its victims and their families as well as to the...
The Space between Love and Not Touching in Psychotherapy
The present paper discusses the advent and significance of erotic feelings in psychotherapy based on the intersubjective theory. It briefly reviews the coalescence of the tradition of avoidance of physical contact in psychotherapy, and the classical...
The Use of the 'Corrective Emotional Experience' and the Search for the Bad Object in Psychotherapy
In this article the classical concept and the use of the 'corrective emotional experience' in psychotherapy is described. This concept is not widely accepted within the standpoint of contemporary psychoanalytic psychotherapy and object relations theories....