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. 51, No. 2, Spring

Adolescent Sexual Offenders: A Self-Psychological Perspective
ROSTEN CHORN, M.A. (Clinical Psychology)* ANGINA PAREKH, D. Phil** A qualitative study was conducted to explore the application of selfpsychological principles in the treatment of adolescent sexual offenders. A theoretical standpoint which straddled...
Affect, Object, and Character Structure
MORTON KISSEN, PH.D.: Affect, Object, and Character Structure. International Universities Press, Inc., Madison, CT, 1995, 266 pp., $50.00, ISBN 0-82360445-4. The primordial role affects play in any successful analytic therapy has been given insufficient...
Brief versus Long Psychotherapy: When, Why, and How
JAMES P. GUSTAFSON: Brief versus Long Psychotherapy: When, Why, and How. Jason Aronson, Inc., Northvale, NJ, 1995, 385 pp., $45.00, ISBN 1-56821470-7. Now and then, and quite unavoidably, a book and its reviewer do not mesh especially well with each...
Cognitive Behavior Therapy
Cognitive-behavioral psychotherapeutic interventions have been empirically validated as effective treatments for patients suffering from anxiety disorders.l Treatment protocols are available describing the details of the cognitive-behavioral treatment...
Cognitive Therapy for Delusions, Voices and Paranoia
PAUL CHADWICK, MAX BIRCHWOOD, AND PETER TROWER: Cognitive Therapy for Delusions, Voices and Paranoia. John Wiley & Sons, Chichester, England, 1996, 210 pp., $55.00, ISBN 0-471-93888-2. It may seem anachronistic now, but there was a time when clinicians...
Family Scripts
JOAN D. ATWOOD, PH.D., ED.: Family Scripts. Accelerated Development, a member of the Taylor & Francis Group, Washington, DC, 1996, xx + 330 pp. $59.95, ISBN 1-56032-411-2 (hard cover). $28.95 (pbk.), ISBN 1-56032-401-5. Constructivism has become...
Freud and beyond. A History of Modern Psychoanalytic Thought
STEPHEN A. MITCHELL AND MARGARET BLACK. Freud and Beyond. A History of Modern Psychoanalytic Thought. Basic Books, New York, 1995, 293 pp., $27.50, ISBN 0-231 100221. Stephen A. Mitchell and Margaret Black, both well-known psychoanalytic educators, show...
Impasses in the Supervisory Process: A Resident's Perspective
TARA NIGAM, M.D., ER.C.P.(C)* PAUL M. CAMERON, M.D., ER.C.P(C)** JOHN S. LEVERETTE, M.D., ER.C.P.(C)*** Supervisory impasses are described within a survey, written from the vantage point of residents in psychiatry. These impasses occurred most frequently...
In over Our Heads. the Mental Demands of Modern Life
ROBERT KEGAN. In Over Our Heads. The Mental Demands of Modern Life. Harvard University Press, Cambridge, MA, 1994, 1995, 396 pp., $15.95 (pbv.), ISBN 0-674-44587-2. Those of us stimulated and even enchanted by Robert Kegan's 1982 book The Evolving Self...
Mother Love/Mother Hate: The Power of Maternal Ambivalence
ROZSIKA PARKER: Mother Love/Mother Hate: The Power of Maternal Ambivalence Basic Books, New York, 1996, 299 pp., $26.00, ISBN 0-465-08661-6. Mother Love/Mother Hate is about ambivalence and mothers. Ordinarily, the process of mothering is not associated...
Object Relations Couple Therapy
This paper presents the theory and practice of object relations couple therapy. It applies Fairbairn's basic object relations theory of personality development and Klein's concept of projective and introjective identification to treating the marital...
Psychoanalysis-The Major Concepts
BURNESS E. MOORE AND BERNARD D. FINE, EDS. Psychoanalysis-the Major Concepts. New Haven: Yale University Press, 1995, 577 pp., $60.00, ISBN 0-300-06329-6. This book, in painfully small print for aging eyes, essentially constitutes the Summa Psychoanalytica...
Relational Psychoanalysis: A Historical Background
EMANUEL BERMAN, Ph.D.** "Relational psychoanalysis" is not a new school, but rather a broad integrative orientation focusing on Self and Other. Its origins are explored, with an emphasis on the generative dyads: Freud-Ferenczi and Klein-Winnicott. Discontent...
Techniques to Accelerate Dynamic Psychotherapy
In Accelerated Experiential/Dynamic Psychotherapy (AEDP), experiencing previously unbearable affects within an emotionally engaged therapeutic relationship accelerates and deepens therapeutic change. Informed by a model of affect-centered relational...
The Clinical Risk Management of Stalking: "Someone Is Watching over Me."
REID MELOY, Ph.D.* The crime of stalking is the willful, malicious, and repeated following and harassing of another person that threatens his or her safety. The author offers ten guidelines for the clinical risk management of such behavior, which usually...
The Romance of American Psychology: Political Culture in the Age of Experts
ELLEN HERMAN: The Romance of American Psychology: Political Culture in the Age of Experts: University of California Press, Berkeley, CA, 1995, 406 pp., $35.00 (hard cover) ISBN 0-520-08598-1; $16.95 (pbk.), ISBN 0-520-20703-2. The Romance of American...
The Synergy of Group and Individual Psychotherapy Training
PAUL K. B. DAGG, M.D., ER.C.PC.* JANE B. EVANS, M.D., ER.C.PC.** Traditionally in the training of mental health professionals, individual dynamic psychotherapy skills have had a primary place in the teaching of psychotherapy, with group or family therapy...
The Use of Metaphor by an Artless First-Time Psychotherapist
The use of metaphor in psychotherapy is examined from the perspective of a first-time psychotherapist. Metaphorical theory and literature are discussed, and a case is reviewed. It is concluded that a theory-distant approach to learning psychotherapy,...