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. 4, 2007

A Case Study of Psychodynamic Group Psychotherapy for Bipolar Disorder
Background: This study examines the effectiveness of long-term outpatient psychodynamic group psychotherapy for individuals with bipolar disorder who may have psychiatric comorbidity. Method: The Integrative Outpatient Model (IOM) includes psychoeducation...
Dialectical Behavior Therapy with Suicidal Adolescents
ALEC L. MILLER, JILL H. RATHUS AND MARSHA LINEHAN: Dialectical Behavior Therapy with Suicidal Adolescents. The Guilford Press, New York, 2007, 346 pages, $40.00, ISBN: 978-1-59385-383-9This is an excellent book for all clinicians who work with suicidal...
Dreams of Love and Fateful Encounters: The Power of Romantic Passion
ETHEL SPECTOR PERSON: Dreams of Love and Fateful Encounters: The Power of Romantic Passion. American Psychiatric Publishing, Inc., Washington, DC, 2007, 379 pp., $29.95. ISBN 158562-240-0.Dr. Person is Professor of Clinical Psychiatry at the College...
Family Psychology III: Theory Building, Theory Testing, and Psychological Interventions
LUCIANO L'ABATE: Family Psychology III: Theory Building, Theory Testing, and Psychological Interventions. University Press of America, Dallas, TX, 2003, 374 pp., $56.00 ISBN 0-7618-2302-6.Over the past two decades, family psychologists have contributed...
How Not to Learn Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
Would-be learners of cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) may be hampered by learning traps that impede effective acquisition of the skills necessary to provide this type of therapy to clients. Among these pitfalls are the possibility of isolation, therapeutic...
Limit Setting and Projective Identification in Work with a Provocative Child and His Parents: A Revisiting of Winnicott's "Hate in the Countertransference"
Dealing with children who have disruptive behavior disorders can evoke feelings of frustration and anger in their therapists. D.W. Winnicott discussed the complexities in the treatment of enraging patients in his article "Hate in the Countertransference"...
Living in the Shadow of the Freud Family
SOPHIE FREUD: Living in the Shadow of the Freud Family. Praeger Publishers, Westport, CT, 2007, 446 pp., $34.95, ISBN-10: 0-275-99415-5The recognized author of this book is Sophie Freud, granddaughter of Sigmund Freud, and internationally known Professor...
Mental Activity and Referential Activity of Beginning Therapists: A Construct Validity Study of the Countertransference Rating System (CRS)
This study investigates the construct validity of a revised version of the Countertransference Rating System (CRS) by means of convergence with Referential Activity (RA). The CRS operationalizes three mental activity dimensions (rational-objective, reactive,...
Psychotherapists' Countertransference Reactions toward Clients with Antisocial Personality Disorder and Schizophrenia: An Empirical Test of Theory
Contemporary theoretical and clinical literature asserts that countertransference reactions are common and may be specific to clients' presenting concerns and interpersonal styles. Although this phenomenon has broad implications for psychotherapy training...
Psychotherapy of the Lived Space: A Phenomenological and Ecological Concept
Using phenomenological and ecological psychology as a base, the author develops the concept of lived space as the totality of an individual's spatial and social relationships, including his "horizon of possibilities''. The lived space may also be regarded...