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. 4, 2006

Archetypes for Spiritual Direction: Discovering the Heroes Within
BRUCE TALLMAN: Archetypes for Spiritual Direction: Discovering the Heroes Within. New York: Paulist Press, 2005, 254 pp., $19.95, ISBN 0-8091-4358-5.Dr. Bruce Tallman is a full-time professional spiritual director and marriage coach living in London,...
Ego Development and the Therapeutic Goal-Setting Capacities of Mentally Ill Adults
What capacity do chronically mentally ill adults have for envisioning personal development as evidenced by the ability to set therapeutic goals? This study explored how individual differences in ego development (Loevinger, 1976) predict the therapeutic...
Making Sense of Client Data: Clinical Experience and Confirmationism Revisited
The purpose of this study was to examine if the order in which case file material is presented to clinicians and length of clinical experience affect clinical judgment. Using think-aloud procedures, 36 clinicians (trainees and veterans) diagnosed the...
Predictive Validity of Patient and Therapist Attachment and Introject Styles
This study assessed introject and attachment styles of patients and therapists, and the match of these styles in patient/therapist dyads, to determine their relation to various psychotherapy process and outcome measures. The INTREX was used to measure...
Self-Disclosure in Psychotherapy Supervisors: Gender Differences
Objective: This article will explore the possible reasons for gender differences found in self-disclosure in psychotherapy supervisors.Method: Trainees and supervisors in the Brown University Department of Psychiatry and Human Behavior completed a questionnaire...
The Development of the Person: The Minnesota Study of Risk and Adaptation from Birth to Adulthood
L. ALAN SROUFE, BYRON EGELAND, ELIZABETH A. CARLSON, AND W. ANDREW COLLINS: The Development of the Person: The Minnesota Study of Risk and Adaptation from Birth to Adulthood. The Guilford Press, New York, NY, 2005. 384 pp., $73.00. ISBN 1-59385-158-8.We...
The Psychiatric Interview in Clinical Practice (2Nd Edition)
ROGER A. MACKINNON, ROBERT MICHELS, AND PETER J BUCKLEY: The Psychiatric Interview in Clinical Practice (2nd edition). American Psychiatric Publishing Inc., Washington DC, 2006, 679 pp., $65.00, ISBN: 9781585620906.It is not uncommon for people to revisit...
Trauma-Focused, Present-Centered, Emotional Self-Regulation Approach to Integrated Treatment for Posttraumatic Stress and Addiction: Trauma Adaptive Recovery Group Education and Therapy (TARGET)
We describe the rationale and procedures for a trauma-focused, present-centered, emotion self-regulation model for concurrent treatment of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and substance use disorders: Trauma Adaptive Recovery Group Education and...
Working with Parents Makes Therapy Work
KERRY KELLY NOVICK AND JACK NOVICK: Working with Parents Makes Therapy Work. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc, 2005, 196 pp., $35.00, ISBN 0-7657-0107.Kerry Kelly Novick and Jack Novick are child, adolescent, and adult psychoanalysts...
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