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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. 65, No. 3, 2011

Interpersonal Psychotherapy (IPT) for PTSD: A Case Study
Interpersonal Psychotherapy (IPT), a time-limited, evidence-based treatment, has shown efficacy in treating major depressive disorder and other psychiatric conditions. Interpersonal Psychotherapy focuses on the patient's current life events and social...
Short-Term Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy: "A Construction Zone"
Therapists will discover gaps in the personal narratives of their patients. The first five years of life are generally lost to the veil of infantile amnesia, and utterly unlikely to he recovered even in the deepest and longest psychoanalytic treatments....
The Influence of Client Socioeconomic Status on Psychotherapists' Attributional Biases and Countertransference Reactions
Clinical reaction related to client socioeconomic status has not been adequately researched, yet socioeconomic status can profoundly affect psychotherapist perceptions of a client's presenting concerns, symptom severity, and prognosis. Using an online...
The Significant Other History: An Interpersonal-Emotional History Procedure Used with the Early-Onset Chronically Depressed Patient
An interpersonal-emotional history procedure, the Significant Other History, is administered to the early-onset chronically depressed patient during the second therapy session in the Cognitive Behavioral Analysis System of Psychotherapy (CBASP). Patients...
Two Souls in One Breast-A Case Report of the Rock Star Double
A case report is presented and analyzed of a patient who was a double for and imitator of the late Freddy Mercury, lead singer for the rock group Queen. The patient was socially excluded, rejected by his peers, and neglected by his parents. As a consequence...