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. 60, No. 3, 2006

A New Look at Existential Psychotherapy
Existential psychotherapy has remained on the fringes of the mainstream practice of psychotherapy. One reason for its limited acceptance is that the literature has tended to be convoluted and existential psychotherapists' ideas heterogeneous. Another...
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Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy and Psychodynamic Psychotherapy: Techniques, Efficacy, and Indications
In this article, we provide an overview of the techniques and efficacy of the two most commonly used psychotherapeutic treatments of psychiatric disorders in adults: cognitive-behavioral and psychodynamic therapy. Psychotherapeutic techniques, major...
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Cultural Sensitivity and Supportive Expressive Psychotherapy: An Integrative Approach to Treatment
Cultural sensitivity is a concept that has become increasingly important in psychotherapy research and practice. In response to the growing ethnic minority population and the increased demand for psychological services among minority clients, many therapists...
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From Psychopathology to Neurobiology
STANLEY N. CAROFF, M.D., STEPHEN C. MANN, M.D., ANDREW FRANCIS, M.D., PH.D., AND GREGORY FRICCHIONE, M.D., EDS: CATATONIA: From Psychopathology to Neurobiology. Arlington, VA, American Psychiatric Publishing, Inc., 2004, 229 pp., $48.00, ISBN 1-58562-085-8.Catalonia...
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Psychopathology in the Genome and Neuroscience Era
CHARLES F. ZORUMSKI, EUGENE H. RUBIN, EDS; Psychopathology in the Genome and Neuroscience Era. American Psychiatric Publishing, Inc., Washington, DC, 2005, 256 pp., $54.00, ISBN 1585622427.In this exciting time, when the gap between psychotherapy and...
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Relapse Prevention, Maintenance Strategies in the Treatment of Addictive Behaviors, 2nd Ed
G. ALAN MARLATT AND DENNIS M. DONOVAN, EDS: Relapse Prevention, Maintenance Strategies in the Treatment of Addictive Behaviors, 2nd ed. Guilford Publications, Inc., New York, 2005, pp. 416, $45, ISBN 1-59385-176-6.Addictive disorders are increasingly...
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The Many Secure Knowledge Bases of Psychotherapy
Psychotherapeutic practice, while it has benefited greatly from scientific research, rests on many further secure epistemic foundations. In the present article, this thesis is argued in two stages. First, a brief review of some elementary epistemological...
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Theoretical Interfaces in the Acute Paediatric Context: A Psychotherapeutic Understanding of the Application of Infant-Directed Singing
Psychotherapy literature provides a theoretical understanding of parent-infant attachment. This article will reflect upon the specific need to give thoughtful consideration to those infants admitted to the acute-care setting, such as neonatal and paediatric...
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The Stressor Criterion in PTSD: Notes on the Genealogy of a Problematic Construct
After a brief historical overview of the genealogy of the stressor criterion in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual (DSM), a clinical example is drawn upon to indicate that there is evidence suggesting that low-magnitude stressors are also capable...
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