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. 60, No. 1, 2006

Components of Group Processes: Have They Contributed to the Outcome of Mood and Anxiety Disorder Patients in a Group Cognitive-Behaviour Therapy Program?
The present study assessed the influence of group processes on clinical outcomes of patients with anxiety and depression following group Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT). Five group environment variables were measured: cohesion, leader support, expressiveness,...
Developmentally Impaired Boys Coming of Age
Psychotherapy for children with significant developmental impairments often focuses on specific, symptom-targeted treatments. While often effective, these treatments do not address the impaired view these children have of themselves. Adolescence and...
Domains of Discussion in Psychotherapy: What Do Patients Really Want?
Little quantitative data exist on what the content of non-manualized psychotherapy in contemporary clinical settings actually is, and what patients and clinicians think it ought to be. This descriptive pilot study identified potential content areas to...
Healing and Mental Health for Native Americans: Speaking in Red
ETHAN NEBELKOPF AND MARY SMITH, EDS: Healing and Mental Health for Native Americans: Speaking in Red. Walnut Creek, CA: Aha Mira Press, 2004, 224 pp, $26.95, ISBN: 0-7591-0607-X.This book is one of fourteen in the series, Native American Communities,...
Post-Modernism for Psychotherapists: A Critical Reader
DEL LOEWWNTHAL AND ROBERT SNELL: Post-modernism for Psychotherapists: A Critical Reader. Hove, UK and New York: Brunner-Routledge, 2003, 224 pp., $29.95, ISBN 1-58391-101-4This volume is the effort of two respected teachers of psychotherapy in the United...
Psychodynamic Social Work
JERROLD R. BRANDELL: Psychodynamic Social Work. Columbia University Press, New York, 2004, 474 pp., $58.00, ISBN 0-231-12636-0.The author of this book, a professor of the graduate concentration in interpersonal practice at Wayne State University School...
Recollecting Freud
ISIDOR SADGER. Alan Dundes ed. Translated from the German by Johanna Micaela Jacobsen and Alan Dundes, Recollecting Freud. The University of Wisconsin Press, Madison, WI, 2005, 138 pp, $26.95, ISBN 0-299-21100-2Given the veritable deluge of Freudiana-the...
Therapy for the Middle-Aged: The Relevance of Existential Issues
Middle age is a normative developmental stage. Although further research is still required, there is general agreement in the literature as to the principal changes, conflicts, and tasks that are characteristic of this stage in life, and in particular,...
The Relationship among Shame, Guilt, and Self-Efficacy
The perception of the self has been one of the fundamental constructs in psychotherapy, with attention devoted to shame, guilt, and, more recently, one's perception of ability to influence a situation-that is, self-efficacy; however, the relationship...
Working with Dreams in a Clinical Setting
A disturbed sleep pattern, nightmares, and anxiety-filled dreams form a cluster of symptoms belonging to the DSM- IV diagnosis of Post-traumatic Stress Disorder. A psychotherapeutic group approach aimed at reducing these symptoms was undertaken in the...