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. 62, No. 1, 2008

Does Attachment Theory Offer New Resources to the Treatment of Schizoaffective Patients?
Attachment Theory brings together biological and psychological foundations of human behavior, and therefore, it could be a useful framework for the understanding and the treatment of schizoaffective patients. Furthermore, the factors that lead to secure...
Embodying the Mind: Movement as a Container for Destructive Aggression
Violent, nonmentalizing individuals who act out aggression do not usually respond to verbal therapeutic approaches alone. We suggest the movement in physically oriented therapies, such as yoga and martial arts, combined with psychodynamic psychotherapy...
Presentations of Self and the Status Dynamics of Psychotherapy and Supervision
This article explores basic issues in the status dynamics of psychotherapy and supervision. Self-presentation and status markers create a dynamic that affects the participants in psychotherapy and in its supervision. "Political correctness," at times,...
Psychosemiosis as a Key to Body-Mind Continuum: The Reinforcement of Symbolization-Reflectiveness in Psychotherapy
MATTI KEINANEN: Psychosemiosis as a Key to Body-Mind Continuum: The Reinforcement of Symbolization-Reflectiveness in Psychotherapy. Nova Science Publishers, New York, 2005, 187 pp., $115.00, ISBN 1-59454-381-X.This rich and innovative book brings new...
Psychotherapy Clients as Human Phenomena
In this article, clients of psychotherapy are viewed as human phenomena. Viewing them as such reestablishes the true subject matter of psychotherapy. The psychotherapy project includes understanding as opposed to explanation, as one of its essential...
Revolution in Mind: The Creation of Psychoanalysis
GEORGE MAKARI: Revolution in Mind: The Creation of Psychoanalysis. New York: Harper (An imprint of Harper Collins), 2008, 613 pp., $32.50, ISBN: 978-0-06-134661-3.Revolution in Mind is an extraordinary tour de force that traces the intellectual history...
Therapists' Responses to Training in Brief Supportive Psychotherapy
There is little research addressing supportive psychotherapy training. This article describes training clinicians in a form of brief supportive psychotherapy (BSP) for a multisite depression study, and reports on a survey of therapist attitudes toward...