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. 65, No. 1, 2011

Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy with Couples and Families: A Comprehensive Guide for Clinicians
FRANK M. DATTILIO: Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy with Couples and Families: A Comprehensive Guide for Clinicians. New York: The Guilford Press, 2010, 282 pp., $35.00, ISBN 978-1-60623-453-2.Although a vast majority of books have been published on Cognitive-Behavioral...
Ethics in Practice: A Critical Appreciation of Mikhail Bakhtin's Concept of "Outsideness" in Relation to Responsibility and the Creation of Meaning in Psychotherapy
High standards of ethical practice are paramount in psychotherapy and involve the negotiation of complex issues in societies characterised by ethnic, cultural and religious diversity.Bakhtin's concept of "outsideness" offers a potential way of thinking...
Psychiatric Residents' Interest in Psychotherapy and Training Stage: A Multi-Site Survey
Background: Most psychiatric residents enter training intent on learning both psychopharmacologic and psychotherapeutic interventions. After graduation, however, many emphasize pharmacotherapy over psychotherapy.Methods: A multisite survey of psychiatry...
Psychoeducation in Affect Regulation for Patients with Eating Disorders: A Randomized Controlled Feasibility Study
This study examined the effects of a psychoeducational training program in affect regulation for patients with eating disorders. Nineteen female patients completed measures of affect regulation (ACS-90), alexithymia (TAS-26), and eating behavior (EDE-Q)....
Self-Conscious Affects: Their Adaptive Functions and Relationship to Depressive Mood
This study used a structural equation model to examine the influence of resilience on the four self-conscious affects (guilt-proneness, shame-proneness, externalization, and detachment) assessed in the Test of Self-Conscious Affect-3 (TOSCA-3) and their...
The Rise and Fall of the Biopsychosocial Model: Reconciling Art & Science in Psychiatry
S. NASSIR GHAEMI: The Rise and Fall of the Biopsychosocial Model: Reconciling Art & Science in Psychiatry. Baltimore: The John Hopkins Press, 2010, 253 pp., $50.00, ISBN 978-0-8018-9390-2.In The Rise and Fall of the Biopsychosocial Model: Reconciling...
Thoughts on Clinical Case Conferences
INTRODUCTIONOne of the central clinical activities of experienced psychoanalytic therapists and novice clinicians alike is the discussion of clinical cases. Case conferences are important yet complex, and are likely to form a turning point in the development...
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