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. 64, No. 4, 2010

A Method for Conducting Intensive Psychological Studies with Early-Onset Chronically Depressed Patients
An intensive empirical methodology is introduced to evaluate the efficacy of Cognitive Behavioral Analysis System of Psychotherapy (CBASP) treatment for outpatients with early onset chronic depression. The patient with chronic illness presents a unique...
Conjoint IPT for Postpartum Depression: Literature Review and Overview of a Treatment Manual
Distress about the quality of a woman's relationship with her partner has consistently emerged as a risk factor for Postpartum Depression (PPD). In addition to having an increased likelihood of developing PPD, women who are distressed about their relationships,...
Paranoia and Psychotic Process: Some Clinical Applications of Projective Identification in Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy
The concept of projective identification has, since its introduction by Melanie Klein over half a century ago, caused much controversy amongst psychoanalysts and psychotherapists. In this paper the author traces some of the key theoretical developments...
Psychoanalytic Constructs in Psychotherapy Supervision
While the constructs of the working alliance, parallel process, and countertransference have long had transtheoretical appeal for many supervision practitioners, what empirical data-quantitative or qualitative-are there that support their use in psychotherapy...
Relationships between Techniques and Outcomes for Borderline Personality Disorder
Although a number of psychotherapeutic modalities for borderline personality disorder (BPD) have empirical support, it is unclear what aspects of treatment are responsible for improvement. The present study analyzes the relationships between different...
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