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. 48, No. 3, Summer

Adaptive Function of Depression: Psychotherapeutic Implications
LEON SLOMAN, M.R.C.S., F.R.C.P.C.** Associate Professor, Department of Psychiatry, University of Toronto. Mailing address: The Clarke Institute of Psychiatry, 250 College Street, Toronto, Ontario, M5T 1R8.JOHN PRICE, D.M., M.R.C.P., F.R.C. Psych.****...
Book Reviews -- Cocaine (Second Edition) by Roger D. Weiss, Steven M. Mirin and Roxanne L. Bartel
ROGER D. WEISS, STEVEN M. MIRIN, AND ROXANNE L. BARTEL: Cocaine Second Edition. American Psychiatric Press Inc., Washington, DC, 1993, 204 pp., $20.00.After a lull in the 1970's and early 1980's, cocaine has become a major drug of abuse in what the authors...
Book Reviews -- Countertransference: Theory, Technique, Teaching Edited by Athina Alexandris and Grigoris Vaslamatzis
ATHINA ALEXANDRIS AND GRIGORIS VASLAMATZIS, EDS.: Countertransference: Theory, Technique, Teaching. Karnac Books, London, 1993, 269 pp., $34.50.This collection of articles describes the therapist's use of self as an instrument for understanding unconscious...
Book Reviews -- Diagnosis and Treatment of the Personality Disorders by Martin Kantor
MARTIN KANTOR: Diagnosis and Treatment of the Personality Disorders. Ishiyaku EuroAmerica, Inc., St. Louis, 1992, 323 pp., $35.00."...Personality traits are like proverbs, proverbs can serve as headlines to the 'story' of a personality disorder" (p....
Book Reviews -- Group Interactive Art Therapy by Diane Waller
DIANE WALLER: Group Interactive Art Therapy. Routledge, London, 1993, 165 pp., $59.95 cloth, $18.95 paper.Group Interactive Art Therapy is a must read for art therapists or any therapist who is interested in the potential benefits derived from this process....
Book Reviews -- Integrating the Shattered Self: Psychotherapy with Adult Incest Survivors by Nicki Roth
NICKI ROTH: Integrating the Shattered Self: Psychotherapy with Adult Incest Survivors. Jason Aronson, Northvale, NJ, 1993, 177 pp., $25.00.The horror, unspeakable invasiveness, and tragic loss of innocence that accompany incest experiences of childhood...
Book Reviews -- Introduction to Psychodynamic Psychotherapy Technique by Sarah Fels Usher
SARAH FELS USHER: Introduction to Psychodynamic Psychotherapy Technique. International Universities Press, Inc., Madison, 1993, 163 pp. $27.50.There is nothing more satisfying than to read a short, nicely written, useful book. Sarah Fels Usher's Introduction...
Book Reviews -- Less Time to Do More: Psychotherapy on the Short-Term Inpatient Unit Edited by Ellen Leibenluft, Allan Tasman and Stephen A. Green
ELLEN LEIBENLUFT, M.D., ALLAN TASMAN, M.D., AND STEPHEN A. GREEN, M.D., EDS: Less Time To Do More: Psychotherapy on the Short-Term Inpatient Unit. American Psychiatric Press, Washington, DC, 1993, 306 pp., $42.50.This fine book brings the reader excellent...
Book Reviews -- Master Clinicians on Treating the Regressed-Patient (Vol. 2) Edited by L. Bryce Boyer and Peter Giovacchini
L. BRYCE BOYER AND PETER GIOVACCHINI, EDS.: Master Clinicians on Treating the Regressed-Patient. Vol. 2. Jason Aronson, Inc., Northvale, NJ, 1993, 352 pp., $40.00.This multi-authored volume reflects many of the changes that are coming about in psychoanalytic...
Book Reviews -- Men, Women, and Infertility by Aline P. Zoldbrod
ALINE P. ZOLDBROD: Men, Women, and Infertility. Lexington Books, New York, 1992, 256 pp., $29.95.Men, Women, and Infertility is intended to give therapists with no background in infertility an insight how both men and women feel about this complex issue,...
Book Reviews -- Self Analysis-Critical Inquiries, Personal Visions Edited by James W. Barron
JAMES W. BARRON, ED.: Self Analysis--Critical Inquiries, Personal Visions. The Analytic Press, Hillsdale, NJ, 1993, 291 pp., $42.50.Time Magazine (November 29, 1993), with Sigmund Freud and the question "Is Freud Dead?" on the cover, crossed my desk...
Book Reviews -- Silent Sons by Robert J. Ackerman
ROBERT J. ACKERMAN: Silent Sons. Simon and Schuster, New York, 1993, 235 pp., $21.00.As the men's movement passed me by, and my copy of Robert Bly's Iron John has not yet been cracked, I am either the least or most qualified to review Dr. Ackerman's...
Book Reviews -- the Me Nobody Knows: A Guide for Teenage Survivors by Barbara Bean and Shari Bennett
BARBARA BEAN AND SHARI BENNETT: The Me Nobody Knows: A Guide for Teenage Survivors. Lexington Books, New York, 1993, 156 pp., $9.95.This little book offers welcome additions to the treatment approaches for sexually abused teenagers. Only about 70 pages...
Book Reviews -- the Private Self by Arnold H. Modell
ARNOLD H. MODELL: The Private Self: Harvard University Press, Cambridge, MA, 1993, 231 pp., $27.95.The author states: "In The Private Self I shall claim that in order to understand the nature of the self, we must recognize its fundamentally paradoxical...
Book Reviews -- Therapists Who Have Sex with Their Patients: Treatment and Recovery by Herbert S. Strean
HERBERT S. STREAN, D.S.W.: Therapists Who Have Sex with Their Patients: Treatment and Recovery. Brunner/Mazel Publishers, New York, 1993, 224 pp., $19.95.The sexual misconduct of therapists with their patients has become a topic of considerable interest...
Integrating African and Western Healing Practices in South Africa
GILLIAN STRAKER, Ph.D.** Professor of Applied Psychology, Department of Psychology, University of the Witwatersrand, P O Wits 2050, Johannesburg, South Africa.INTRODUCTIONAs civil conflict in South Africa continues, the numbers of psychological casualties...
Legacy for Our Children: Violence or Harmony?
Every now and then I try to look at the world from the vantage point of the typical child in our society. How do children view our conduct in world affairs, for example? Are the youths of Boston, Baltimore, and Boise aware of the slaughter of their counterparts...
Limit Setting: Theory, Techniques, and Risks
ALVIN PAM, Ph.D.** Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry (Psychology), Albert Einstein College of Medicine; Director of Internship Training, Bronx Psychiatric Center, 1500 Waters Place, Bronx, NY 10461.INTRODUCTION AND HISTORICAL BACKGROUNDMental...
Object Relations Theory and Pharmacopsychotherapy of Anxiety Disorders
N. GREGORY HAMILTON, M.D.** Associate Professor of Psychiatry (UHN-77), Oregon Health Sciences University, 3181 S.W. Sam Jackson Park Road, Portland, OR 97201-3098, 503/494-6171.LAWRENCE H. SACKS, M.D.**** Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, Oregon Health...
Political Attitudes and Religiosity Levels of Israeli Psychotherapy Practitioners and Students
* The paper is partly based on the author's doctoral dissertation submitted to the Senate of Tel-Aviv University, and supervised by Prof. B. Beit-Hallahmi and Prof. S. Spiro.The study was supported in part by a dissertation-writing scholarship of the...
Psychologists' Beliefs concerning Confidentiality with Suicide, Homicide, and Child Abuse
MARK H. THELEN, Ph.D.** Professor and Director of Clinical Training, Department of Psychology, University of Missouri-Columbia. Mailing Address: Department of Psychology, 210 McAlester Hall, University of Missouri, Columbia, MO 65211.MANUEL D. RODRIQUEZ****...
Self-Destructiveness in Adolescence
JOSEPH D. NOSHPITZ, M.D.** Clinical Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Science, George Washington University. Mailing address: 3141 34th Street, N.W., Washington, DC 20008.INTRODUCTIONIDEALIZATIONOne of the key psychological emergents in the formation...
Self-Destructiveness in Adolescence: Psychotherapeutic Issues
JOSEPH D. NOSHPITZ, M.D.** Clinical Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Science, George Washington University. Mailing address: 3141 34th Street, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20008-3308.THE NEGATIVE IDEALAny attempt at therapy for the youngster dominated...
The Supervision of Psychotherapy Supervisor Trainees
C. EDWARD WATKINS, Jr., Ph.D.** Associate Professor, Psychology Department, University of North Texas, Denton, TX 76203-3587.The psychotherapy supervision context is usually defined by means of three parties: (1) the patient--that individual who is seeing...
Treatment for Multiple Personality Disorder: At What Cost?
AUGUST PIPER, Jr., M.D.** Attending Psychiatrist, Department of Psychiatry, Providence Medical Center, Seattle, WA. Mailing address: Cabrini Medical Tower, 901 Boren, Suite 701, Seattle, WA 98104.INTRODUCTIONNorth America is in the grip of what has been...