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. 2, 2006

A Pilot Study of Psychiatry Resident Psychotherapy Competency: The Impact of Resident Attitude and Demographics
Objective: In psychiatry education, psychotherapy knowledge, skills, and attitudes are new competency objectives.Methods: Two faculty members independently ranked psychiatry residents for psychotherapy competency. A rank of 1 indicated the most competency...
Brief Psychotherapy: A Brief Review
During the last several decades, brief psychotherapeutic approaches to mental health treatment have become increasingly prevalent. This paper describes brief psychotherapy and provides a brief review of the relevant empirical literature. Therapists who...
Cognitive and Behavioral Rehabilitation: From Neurobiology to Clinical Practice
JENNIE PONSFORD (ED): Cognitive and Behavioral Rehabilitation: from Neurobiology to Clinical Practice New York:Guilford Publicatios. 2004, 356 pp., $29.95, ISBN 1-57230-990-3Cognitive and Behavioral Rehabilitation from Neurobiology to Clinical Practice...
Disordered Personalities (Third Edition)
DAVID J. ROBINSON: Disordered Personalities (Third Edition) Port Huron, MI: Rapid Psychler Press. 2005, 439 pp., $39.95, ISBN 1-894328-09-4This third edition of Disordered Personalities is a comprehensive and detailed elaboration of the second edition....
Interpersonal Psychotherapy for Depressed Adolescents (Second Edition)
LAURA MUFSON, KRISTEN POLLACK DORTA, DONNA MOREAU, MYRNA M. WEISSMAN: Interpersonal Psychotherapy for Depressed Adolescents (Second Edition) New York:NY: The Guilford PRess. 2004, 315 pp., $39.95, ISBN 1-59385-42-5The use of interpersonal psychotherapy...
Logotherapy as an Adjunctive Treatment for Chronic Combat-Related PTSD: A Meaning-Based Intervention
Combat-related Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is often highly debilitating and affects nearly all areas of psychosocial functioning. Veterans with PTSD re-experience their traumas in the form of haunting intrusive memories, nightmares and flashbacks,...
Motivating Substance Abusers to Enter Treatment. Working with Family Members
JANE ELLEN SMITH AND ROBERT J. MEYERS: Motivating Substance Abusers to Enter Treatment. Working with Family Members Guilford Press, New York, 2004, 290 pp., $35.00, ISBN: 1-59385-052-2This book describes an empirically based behavioral treatment program...
Pity, Suffering, and Psychotherapy
Every day psychotherapists are called upon to assuage and give meaning to human suffering. This report examines the ways in which therapists' and patients' attitudes towards giving and receiving "pity" can advance or interfere with the realization of...
Psychological Trauma and Fixed Ideas in Pierre Janet's Conception of Dissociative Disorders
This article describes Janet's concept of psychological trauma and the formation of rigid thought complexes (fixed ideas). This concept forms the basis for Janet's functional nosology of the neuroses, and is related to his dynamic psychology of conduct...
The Pleasure of Dissent: A Critical Theory of Psychotherapy as an Emancipatory Practice
The intent of this paper is to examine the inherent contradictions in the practice of psychotherapy that, if left unexamined, ruin the emancipatory prospects that it holds. Critical theory and, more specifically, Jurgen Habermas' theory of communicative...
The Therapeutic Consultation: Finding the Patient
The psychiatric consultation has not been adequately exploited as a therapeutic device. Although, the original abstinent model for psychodynamic psychotherapy has become more flexible, passive listening with interventions to elicit diagnostic "data"...
When the Bubble Bursts: Clinical Perspectives on Midlife Issues
EDA GOLDSTEIN: When the Bubble Bursts: Clinical Perspectives on Midlife Issues. Hillsdale, NJ: The Analytic Press, 2005, 239 pp., $49.95, ISBN 0-881163-348-8.This book deals with the midlife years, their special issues, and the distinctive problems that...

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