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. 52, No. 2, Spring

All the King's Horses and All the King's Men: Three Forms of Curative Audience in the Recovery from Psychosis
Three Forms of Curative Audience in the Recovery from Psychosis* DAVID A. S. GARFIELD, M.D.** This article outlines an overlooked ingredient in the psychotherapy of psychosis, the "curative audience." The idea that the psychotic patient recompensates...
Breaking Free of Managed Care
DANA C. ACKLEY: Breaking Free of Managed Care. The Guilford Press, New York, 1997, 317 pp., $35.00, ISBN 1-57230-105-8. Ackley clearly spells out the challenges that "Managed Care" has raised for the professional practice of psychotherapy. As a 20-year...
Case Study: An Effective Analytical Psychotherapy in Crosscultural Context
SUK CHOO CHANG M.D.* This article presents brief analytic psychotherapy that was highly effective for a severe anxiety disorder with panic in a female college student from East Asia. In this therapy, it was necessary to separate analytical technics from...
Case Study: Reconsidering the Transference Paradigm in Treatment with the Bereaved
SIMON SHIMSHON RUBIN, Ph.D.* The relationship that develops between client and therapist has been central to the theory of therapy in psychodynamic work. Intervention with bereaved individuals may require a modification of conceptual and practical orientation...
Case Study: Treatment of Homophobia in a Gay Male Adolescent
This paper presents an extended discussion of the treatment of an adolescent male for internalized homophobia. It discusses a case that illustrates the problems and stages that gay adolescents go through as they move through different phases of adolescence....
Conversation, Language and Possibilities. A Postmodern Approach to Therapy
HARLENE ANDERSON: Conversation, Language and Possibilities. A Postmodern Approach to Therapy. New York: Basic Books, 1997, xIx + 307 pp., $38.00 ISBN 0-465-03805-0. We have looked for years to the Houston Galveston Institute in Texas and its main authors...
Cultural Intersections in the Psychotherapy of Borderline Personality Disorder
RENATO D. ALARCON, M.D., M.P.H.* KENNETH L. LEETZ, M.D.** The psychotherapeutic management of borderline personality disorder (BPD) cannot escape the all-encompassing influence of culture. While culture affects also pathogenic, pathoplastic, diagnostic,...
Family Violence: A Clinical and Legal Guide
SANDRA J. KAPLAN, ED.: Family Violence: A Clinical and Legal Guide. American Psychiatric Press, Washington, DC, 1996, 332 pp., $46.50, ISBN 0-89042010-6. A million children suffered from physical abuse in 1993 and 1,000 of them died. In 1986 there were...
Interview: Otto F. Kernberg, M. D., F. A. P. A., Developer of Object Relations Psychoanalytic Therapy for Borderline Personality Disorder
Otto F Kernberg, M.D., FA.PA.,* Developer of Object Relations Psychoanalytic Therapy for Borderline Personality Disorder. LATA K. McGINN, Ph.D.** During this interview, I would like to focus on your conceptualization and application of object relations...
Lying on the Couch
IRVIN D. YALOM: Lying on the Couch. Basic Books, New York, 1996, 369 pp., $25.00 (cloth), ISBN 0-465-04295-3, $13.00 (pbk), ISBN 0-06-092851-4. Lying on the Couch, is an enjoyable and informative story that might have been subtitled, "The Perils of Psychoanalysis."...
Responsibilities of the Psychotherapy Supervisor
SARAH M. WHITMAN, M.D.* E. GARDNER JACOBS, M.D.** Despite the importance of psychotherapy supervision, it is rarely taught, and the complexity of the task is often not considered. We have outlined the responsibilities of the supervisor to the supervisee,...
The Contributions of Self Psychology to the Treatment of Anorexia and Bulimia
EYTAN BACHAR, Ph,D.* The major contributions of self psychology to the treatment of anorexia and bulimia include: (a) the unique therapeutic stance of the therapist as a selfobject who tries to empathize with the patient from an experience-near position;...
The Triumph of Meanness: America's War against Its Better Self
NICOLAUS MILLS: The Triumph of Meanness: America's War Against Its Better Self. Houghton Mifflin, Boston, 1997, 260 pp., $25.00, ISBN 0-395-82296-3. The strength and weakness of The Triumph of Meanness is that it is a "good read," easily finished in...
Time-Limited Group Treatment of Children
SALVATORE LOMONACO, M.D.,* SAUL SCHEIDLINGER, Ph.D.** SETH ARONSON, Psy.*** While the mushrooming recent use of short-term treatment modalities for adults, related, in part at least, to the cost-cutting efforts of the country's managed health care system,...
What Works for Whom? A Critical Review of Psychotherapy Research
ANTHONY RoTH AND PETER FONAGY. What Works for Whom? A Critical Review of Psychotherapy Research. The Guilford Press, New York, 1996, 484 pp., $48.95, ISBN 1-57230-125-2. Strupp and Bergin's oft quoted question, "What specific therapeutic intervention...
Working with Relationship Triangles: The One-Two-Three of Psychotherapy
PHILIP J. GUERIN, JR., THOMAS E FOGATY, LEO F FAY, AND JUDITH GILBERT KAUTTO: Working with Relationship Triangles: The One-Two-Three of Psychotherapy. The Guilford Press, New York, 1996, 238 pp., ISBN 1-57230-143-0. The stated purpose of this work is...