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. 2, 2005

Beyond Psychotherapy: Programmed Writing and Structured Computer-Assisted Interventions
LUCIANO L'ABATE: Beyond Psychotherapy: Programmed Writing And Structured Computer-Assisted Interventions. Ablex Publishing, Acquired by Greenwood Publishing Group, Westport, CT: 2002, 296 pp., $99.95, ISBN 1-56750-654-2.The specialized area of therapy...
Cognitive-Behavioral Treatment of Obesity: A Clinician's Guide
ZAFRA COOPER, CHRISTOPHER G. FAIRBURN, AND DEBORAH M. HAWKER: Cognitive-Behavioral Treatment of Obesity: A Clinician's Guide. New York: Guilford Press, 2003, 232 pp. $35.00, ISBN 1-57230-888-5.In Cognitive-Behavioral Treatment of Obesity the authors...
Dialogical Relationship and Cultural Imagination: A Hermeneutic Approach to Intercultural Psychotherapy
Effective intercultural psychotherapy generally has been conceptualized in terms of a specific knowledge and skills base, combined with relevant attention to the practitioner's cultural attitudes and beliefs. Although such an approach continues to be...
Dream Telepathy: Experiments in Nocturnal Extrasensory Perception
MONTAGUE ULLMAN AND STANLEY KRIPOPNER, WITH ALAN VAUGHAN: Dream Telepathy: Experiments in Nocturnal Extrasensory Perception. Charlottesville, VA: Hampton Rods, 2003, 274 pp., $16.95, ISBN 1-57174-321-9.This book is one of a series of books on paranormal...
Ethnography as Metaphor in Psychotherapy Training
Harry Stack Sullivan (1940) described the psychotherapist as most essentially a "participant-observer." This term is typically used to characterize the dual roles of the ethnographic researcher. The myriad of similarities that exist between the anthropological...
Existential Despair and Bipolar Disorder: The Therapeutic Alliance as a Mood Stabilizer
The major clinical morbidity of bipolar disorder is chronic depression. Yet this depression, which is resistant to our best pharmacological treatments, may represent something else. We suggest it may involve existential despair, as a consequence of the...
Food and Loathing: A Life Measured out in Calories
BETSY LERNER: Food and Loathing: A Life Measured Out in Calories. New York, NY: Simon & Schuster, 2003, 304 pp., $22.00, ISBN: 0743221834.Food and Loathing chronicles author Betsy Lerner's long, grueling battle with overeating and depression. Ms....
Handbook of Family Therapy: The Science and Practice of Working with Families and Couples
THOMAS L. SEXTON, GERALD R. WEEKS, AND MICHAEL S. ROBBINS, (EDS.): Handbook of Family Therapy: The Science and Practice of Working with Families and Couples New York: Brunner-Routledge Press, 2003, 520 pp., $104.95, ISBN 1-58391-325-4The editors have...
"I Feel Stupid and Contagious:" Countertransference Reactions of Fledgling Clinicians to Patients Who Have Negative Therapeutic Reactions
Patients who are prone to having negative therapeutic reactions seem to be increasingly common in clinical practice. These patients pose special problems for graduate students, psychoanalytic candidates, and other clinicians who struggle with anxiety...
Self-Disclosure in Psychotherapy
This paper examines the ramifications of a psychotherapist's self-disclosure stimulated by the film Gloomy Sunday (Barkow, N., 1988, Universal Pictures, 1999). It describes the five-year psychoanalysis of a depressed surgeon who made serious medical...
Teaching the Restless: One School's Remarkable No-Ritalin Approach to Helping Children Learn and Succeed
CHRIS MERCOGLIANO: Teaching the Restless: One School's Remarkable No-Ritalin Approach to Helping Children Learn and Succeed. Boston: Beacon Press, 2003, 256 pp., $25.00, ISBN 0-8070-3246-8.Teaching the Restless describes the alternative and creative...
The Wisdom of Milton H. Erickson: The Complete Volume
RONALD A. HAVENS, PH.D.: The Wisdom of Milton H. Erickson: The Complete Volume. Crown House Publishing, Ltd.: Norwalk, CT, 2004, 410 pp., $34.95, ISBN 1904424171"Milton Erickson was probably the most creative, dynamic, and effective hypnotherapist the...