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. 59, No. 3, 2005

Adjusting Cognitive Behavior Therapy for Adolescents with Bulimia Nervosa: Results of Case Series
This article reviews the types of adjustments needed to an adult protocol of cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) for bulimia nervosa (BN) to make it more acceptable to an adolescent population. Employing developmental principles as well as clinical experience...
Divorce and Family Mediation Models, Techniques, and Applications
JAY FOLBERG, ANN L. MILNE, AND PETER SALEM (Eos.): Divorce and Family Mediation Models, Techniques, and Applications. New York: Guilford Press, 2004, 588 pp., $65.00, ISBN 1-59385-002-6Editors Folberg, Milne, and Salem have assembled a noteworthy group...
Eye Movement Integration Therapy: The Comprehensive Clinical Guide
DANIE BEAULIEU, PH.D: Eye Movement Integration Therapy: The Comprehensive Clinical Guide. Norwalk, CT: Crown House Publishing, 2003, 400 pp., $59.95. ISBN 1904424155Dr. Beaulieu has written an excellent description of Eye Movement Integration (EMI) therapy,...
From Synapse to Psychotherapy: The Fascinating Evolution of Neuroscience
This paper reviews neuroscientific advances across the therapeutic disciplines and outlines new potential insights into understanding the biology of the psychotherapeutic processes. In a quest to understand the modus operandi of psychotherapy, the author...
Healing Souls: Psychotherapy in the Latter-Day Saint Community
ERIC G. SWEDIN: Healing Souls: Psychotherapy in the Latter-Day Saint Community. Champaign, IL: University of Illinois Press, 2003, 272 pp., $34.95, ISBN 0-252-02864-3.In 1971 a senior at Brigham Young University (BYU) in Utah-the flagship of the Latter-day...
Hungers and Compulsions: The Psychodynamic Treatment of Eating Disorders and Addictions
JEAN PETRUCELLI & CATHERINE STUART, (EDS.): Hungers and Compulsions: The Psychodynamic Treatment of Eating Disorders and Addictions. Northvale, NJ: Jason Aronson Publishers, 2001, 392 pp. $50.00, ISBN: 0765703181.This book presents the different...
Impoverished Dialogical Relationship Patterns in Paranoid Personality Disorder
In the opinion of many experts, the self is made up of numerous different, independent facets interacting with each other in an ongoing inner dialogue. The meaning of events depends on the form this dialogue takes. The hypothesis we discuss in this article...
Perfect Madness: Motherhood in the Age of Anxiety
JUDITH WARNER: Perfect Madness: Motherhood in the Age of Anxiety. New York: Riverhead (Penguin Group, U.S.A.), 2005, 304 pp., $23.95. ISBN 1-57322-304-2Judith Warner is a non-fiction writer whose usual focus has been on women's issues and politics. She...
Psychotherapy with Intercultural Couples: A Contemporary Psychodynamic Approach
Although the number of intercultural marriages has dramatically increased in the last three decades, few articles have been published on the counseling of intercultural couples. The authors propose a methodology for working with these couples using intersubjectivity...
The Clinical Relevance of Psychophysiology: Support for the Psychobiology of Empathy and Psychodynamic Process
Psychophysiologic measures, such as skin conductance and heart rate, have been used in both psychotherapy process research and clinical practice. We present a case report of a patient and therapist who participated in a process-oriented psychotherapy...
The Marriage Clinic Casebook
JULIE SCHWARTZ GOTTMAN (Eo.): The Marriage Clinic casebook. New York: W.W. Norton, 2004, 237 pp., $32.00, ISBN 0-393-70413-0After a short forward by John Gottman, the editor of this casebook devotes an introductory chapter to a brief background history...
Therapist Self-Disclosure to Child Patients
The primary aim of this study was to investigate therapists' use of self-disclosure with their child patients. A sample of 126 mental health professionals with an average of 20 years of clinical experience completed the Therapist-to-Child Disclosure...