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. 61, No. 3, 2007

Coming out of the Sex Therapy Closet: Using Experiential Psychotherapy with Sexual Problems and Concerns
Mahrer's Experiential Psychotherapy provides a valuable alternative to conventional sex therapy with individuals and couples. Experiential Psychotherapy uses the sexual complaint as it would any situation or scene described at the outset of therapy,...
Empathic Resonance and Differential Experiential Processing: An Experiential Process-Directive Approach
In this paper, an experiential process-directive approach is presented in which the therapist is guided by the Rogerian core attitudes for offering a therapeutic relationship and for intervening in a process-enhancing way. I elaborate on how interventions...
Focusing-Oriented Experiential Psychotherapy: How to Do It
Experiential Psychotherapy originated in Gendlin's Philosopy of the Implicit. Some of its main concepts are bodily felt sense, fresh emergence of words from the felt sense, and carrying forward the implicit with small steps of change. Presented in this...
How to Do A Session of Experiential Psychotherapy
Each experiential session is to achieve two goals. One is to enable the person to undergo a qualitative shift into being the transformed new person that the person can become. A second goal is for the qualitatively new person to be essentially free of...
Introduction to A Mythical Family: How to Do Experiential Psychotherapy
Experiential psychotherapy is generally accepted as one of the major families of psychotherapy. One of the main purposes of this introduction to the theme issue is to invite leading proponents and exponents to provide their own answers to the question...
Making Space for the Inner Guide
The therapeutic relationship is described as a curative factor in its own right as well as facilitative for other tasks. Experiential tasks that facilitate working on the intrapsychic, interpersonal, and existential domains are distinguished. Focusing...
Pre-Therapy: The Application of Contact Reflections
Contact Reflections are the primary method of Pre-Therapy. There are five formalized techniques: situational, facial, word-for-word, body, and reiterative. Together they form a web of psychological contact enabling the development of therapeutic relationships....
The Essence of Process-Experiential/Emotion-Focused Therapy
Process-Experiential/Emotion-Focused Therapy (PE-EFT; Elliott et al., 2004; Greenberg et al., 1993) is an empirically-supported, neo-humanistic approach that integrates and updates person-centered, Gestalt, and existential therapies. In this article,...