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. 58, No. 4, 2004

Confidentiality: Ethical Perspectives and Clinical Dilemmas
CHARLES LEVIN, ALLANNAH FURLONG, MARY KAY O'NEIL, (EDS.): Confidentiality: Ethical Perspectives and Clinical Dilemmas. Hillsdale, NJ: The Analytic Press, 2003. 352 pp., $55, ISBN 0-88163-355-0.Psychotherapy happens in the privacy of a privileged space,...
Hidden Self-Harm: Narratives from Psychotherapy
MAGGIE TURP: Hidden Self-Harm: Narratives from Psychotherapy. London and Philadelphia: Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 2002, 240 pp., $26.95, ISBN 1-85302-901-7In Hidden Self-Harm: Narratives from Psychotherapy, Maggie Turp makes the case that therapists...
Is Psychotherapy Good for Your Health?
This is a dedicated review of the evidence for the relation of having a period of psychotherapy and then comparing it with a measure of improved physical health. We aimed to make it the first intended-to-be-complete review of this type. Three inter-related...
Personality Disorders over Time: Implications for Psychotherapy
Personality disorders have an early onset, and are associated with dysfunction over the course of adult life. Antisocial and borderline personality disorders tend to remit with age, but other categories do not usually show improvement. The chronicity...
Psychotherapy with Physically Disabled Patients
The psychological sequelae of physical impairments present complex challenges for scientific investigation and clinical practice. This paper explores some of the psychodynamic factors that are relevant to the experience of being physically handicapped,...
Shame, Guilt, Self-Hatred and Remorse in the Psychotherapy of Vietnam Combat Veterans Who Committed Atrocities
A subgroup of Vietnam veterans suffering from combat-related Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), committed atrocities while serving in Vietnam. Years after their service in Vietnam ended, certain veterans continue to exhibit shame, guilt, self-hatred...
The Silence of Socrates
This paper emphasizes the humanistic and phenomenologic approach to the mind (soul, self) and contrasts it to the "era of the brain" that is so idealized by psychiatry today. It describes the debate between those who expect science to explain everything...
The Texture of Treatment: On the Matter of Psychoanalytic Technique
HERBERT J. SCHEESINGER: The Texture of Treatment: On the Matter of Psychoanalytic Technique. Hillsdale, NJ: The Analytic Press, 2003, 304 pp. $55.00, ISBN 0-88163-382-8.This book offers a wide range of ideas about the nature of neuroses and the means...
The Truth about Depression: Choices for Healing
CHARLES L. WHITFIELD, M.D.: The Truth about Depression: Choices for Healing. Deerfield Beach, FL: Health Communications, Inc, 2003, 324 pp., $12.95, ISBN 0-7573-0037-5.Charles Whitfield, MD, whose major medical specialty is substance abuse, has written...
What about the Kids? Raising Your Children before, during, and after Divorce
JUDITH S. WALLERSTEIN AND SANDRA BLAKESLEE: What About the Kids? Raising Your Children Before, During, and After Divorce. New York: Hyperion, 2003, 400 pp., $23.95, ISBN 0786868651For more than thirty years, Judith S. Wallerstein, Ph.D., has studied...