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. 49, No. 3, Summer

Book Reviews -- Assessing Experience in Psychotherapy by A. J. Faidley and L. M. Leitner
A. J. FALEY AND L. M. LEITNER: Assessing Experience in Psychotherapy. Praeger, Westport, CT, 1993, 215 pp., $55.00.In the nearly 40 years since the publication of Kelly's work on personal construct psychology (PCP), his theories and the associated systematic...
Book Reviews -- Coherence in Psychotic Discourse by Branca Telles Ribeiro
BRANCA TELLES RTBEIRO: Coherence in Psychotic Discourse Oxford University Press, New York, 1994. 320 pp., $49.95, paper $22.00.Sociolinguistics, the study of language use, serves in this book to examine the baffling interactions between an acutely psychotic...
Book Reviews -- Common Principles of Psychotherapy by Chris L. Kleinke
CHRIS L. KLEINKE: Common Principles of Psychotherapy. Brooks/Cole Publishing Company, Pacific Grove, CA, 1994, 305 pp., $43.25.Chris Kleinke partially succeeds in his ambitious aim of expounding common principles. This excellent book stresses fundamentals,...
Book Reviews -- Cruel Compassion: Psychiatric Control of Society's Unwanted by Thomas Szasz
THOMAS SZASZ: Cruel Compassion: Psychiatric Control of Society's Unwanted. John Wiley and Sons, New York, 1994, 264 pp., $19.95.Thomas Szasz maintains in Cruel Compassion his antipsychiatric stance but has moved on to deal with an issue he calls adult...
Book Reviews -- European Review of Social Psychology (Vol. 4) Edited by Wolfgang Stroebe and Miles Hewstone
WOLFGANG STROEBE AND MILES HEWSTONE, EDS.: European Review of Social Psychology, vol. 4. John Wiley and Sons, New York, 1993, 262 pp., $100.00.This book will be of more interest to students of social psychology than to psychotherapists. However, those...
Book Reviews -- Existential Family Therapy Using the Concepts of Viktor Frankl by James E. Lantz
JAMES E. LANTZ: Existential Family Therapy Using the Concepts of Viktor Frankl. Jason Aronson Inc., Northvale, New Jersey, 1994, 224 pp., $30.00.Because of my belief that existential concepts have much to offer family therapy, I approached this thin...
Book Reviews -- from Freud's Consulting Room: The Unconscious in a Scientific Age by Judith M. Hughes
JUDITH M. HUGHES: From Freud's Consulting Room: The Unconscious in a Scientific Age. Harvard University Press, Cambridge, MA, 1994, 235 pp., $27.95.This book is largely a history of the intellectual development of Sigmund Freud. It is also a useful and...
Book Reviews -- Hypnosis in the Relief of Pain by Ernest R. Hilgard and Josephine R. Hilgard
ERNEST R. HILGARD AND JOSEPHINE R. HILGARD: Hypnosis in the Relief of Pain. Brunner/Mazel, New York, 1994, 304 pp., $28.95.This revised edition of Hypnosis in the Relief of Pain testifies to the continuing achievement of the Hilgards over the last 20...
Book Reviews -- Impasse and Innovation in Psychoanalysis: Clinical Case Seminars Edited by John E. Gedo and Mark J. Gehrie
JOHN E. GEDO AND MARK J. GEHRIE, EDs.: Impasse and Innovation in Psychoanalysis: Clinical Case Seminars. The Analytic Press, Hillsdale, NJ, 1993, 328 pp $39.95.Impasse and Innovation in Psychoanalysis describes a series of continuous case seminars. It...
Book Reviews -- in Defense of Schreber: Soul Murder and Psychiatry by Zvi Lothane
ZVI LOTHANE: In Defense of Schreber: Soul Murder and Psychiatry. Analytic Press, Hillsdale, N.J., 1992, 568 pp., $59.95.With this outstanding and scholarly work, Dr. Zvi Lothane becomes a first-rank member of historians of psychoanalysis. The only danger...
Book Reviews -- Jay Haley on Milton H. Erickson by Jay Haley
JAY HALEY: lay Haley on Milton H. Erickson. Brunner/Mazel, New York, 1994, 214 pp. $25.95.This book is a collection of nine previously published articles on Milton Erickson in which Jay Haley presents lucidly his thinking and understanding of what made...
Book Reviews -- Personality: The Psychometric View by Paul Kline
PAUL KLINE: Personality: The Psychometric View, Routledge, New York, 1993, 169 pp., $15.95.Personality: The Psychometric View concisely reviews the broad and complex discipline of the measurement and objective description of psychological personality...
Book Reviews -- Personal Relations Therapy: The Collected Papers of H. J. S. Guntrip Edited by Jeremy Hazell
JEREMY HAZELL, ED.: Personal Relations Therapy: The Collected Papers of H.J.S. Guntrip. Jason Aronson, Northvale, New Jersey, 1994, 40 pp., $40.00.Personal Relations Therapy: The Collected Papers of H.J.S. Guntrip is a classic that should be read by...
Book Reviews -- Posttraumatic Stress Disorders: Additional Perspective by Merrill I. Lipton
MERRILL I. LIPTON: Posttraumatic Stress Disorders: Additional Perspective. Springfield, IL, Charles C. Thomas, 1994, 241 pp., $48.75.One measure of a book is how engaging is it. In this case, I admit to having picked up the book a number of times, just...
Book Reviews -- Premenstrual Dysphorias: Myths and Realities Edited by Judith H. Gold and Sally Severino
JUDITH H. GOLD AND SALLY SEVERINO, EDS.: Premenstrual Dysphorias: Myths and Realities. American Psychiatric Press, Inc., 1994, Washington, DC, 262 pp., $32.00.This timely book explores current research, theory, and practice on the topic of premenstrual...
Book Reviews -- Psychoanalysis in Transition: A Personal View by Merton M. Gill
MERTON M. GILL: Psychoanalysis in Transition: A Personal View. Analytic Press, Hillsdale, NJ, 1994, 196 pp., $29.95.Psychoanalysis in Transition, in spite of Gill's great erudition, is written without pedantic pretension. He is refreshingly frank. He...
Book Reviews -- Psychoanalytic Diagnosis: Understanding Personality Structure in the Clinical Process by Nancy McWilliams
NANCY MCWILLIAMS: Psychoanalytic Diagnosis Understanding Personality Structure in the Clinical Process. Guilford Press, New York, 1994, 380 pp., $5.00.This is a strange and unusual book. The author, heavily influenced by the views of Kernberg, has produced...
Book Reviews -- Schizophrenia: From Mind to Molecule Edited by Nancy C. Andreasen
NANCY C. ANDREASEN, M.D., PH.D., ED.: Schizophrenia: From Mind to Molecule. American Psychiatric Press, Inc., Washington, D.C./London, England, 1994, 278 pp., $31.00.Schizophrenia: From Mind to Molecule, edited by Nancy Andreasen, is a summary and discussion...
Book Reviews -- the New Language of Change: Constructive Collaboration in Psychotherapy Edited by Steven Friedman
STEVEN FRIEDMAN, ED.: The New Language of Change: Constructive Collaboration in Psychotherapy. The Guilford Press, New York, 1993, 464 pp., $39.95.The New Language of Change is more of a manifesto for our times than a book on psychotherapy. As its cover...
Book Reviews -- Therapeutic Communication by Paul L. Wachtel
PAUL L. WACHTEL, PH.D.: Therapeutic Communication. Guilford Press, New York, 1993, 301 pp., $32.00.In Therapeutic Communication, Wachtel applies the principles of classical psychoanalysis to dynamic psychotherapy in general. He addresses an important,...
Book Reviews -- the Wisdom of the Ego by George E. Vaillant
GEORGE E. VAILLANT: The Wisdom of the Ego. Harvard University Press, Cambridge, MA, 1993, 94 pp., $27.95.The rumor of the death of Ego Psychology is greatly exaggerated. As long as George Vaillant writes his engaging books extolling the wisdom of ego...
Interactional Obstacles to Empathic Relating in the Psychotherapy of Narcissistic Disorders
By means of our analytic attitude we implicitly invite our patients to use us in a way that will illuminate the intrapsychic consequences of conflicted or failed relationships. Different patients use us differently. The suffering of those who experience,...
Psychotherapeutic Discourse Analysis
Joseph Breuer did a remarkable thing for the late 1800's--rather than treat his patient, Anna O. (who suffered from painful states of melancholic fantasies), as a wicked, exaggerating malingerer, he listened while she recounted her fantasies. Sigmund...
The Borderline Patient: Update on the Diagnosis, Theory, and Treatment from a Psychodynamic Perspective
INTRODUCTIONThis paper presents an overview regarding the borderline patient, including historical background, diagnosis, developmental theory, prognosis, and psychotherapy, all from a psychodynamic perspective. First, five clinical vignettes reflecting...
The Decision to Remove Homosexuality from the DSM: Twenty Years Later
The Decision to Remove Homosexuality from the DSM: Twenty Years Later*Twenty years have passed since the 1973 APA decision to remove "Ego-syntonic Homosexuality" from the DSM. The question arises, and is here examined, as to whether and to what extent...
The Image of the Psychotherapist in Literature
THE PSYCHOTHERAPISTS PUBLIC AND LITERARY IMAGEA review of the literature dealing with the public and literary image of psychotherapists reveals its paucity and the limited and problematic nature of the research conducted.Chesler(1) claims that clinicians...
The Phallic Child: Its Emergence and Meaning in a Clinical Setting
JAMES HUNTER, LCSV*The nature of human attachment is examined in the context of clinical material generated in the play therapy sessions of a ten-year-old boy. The relationship between the attachment drive and other drives is viewed in terms of Freudian...
The Phenomena of Pine's "Four Psychologies": Their Contrast and Interplay as Exhibited in the Beatles' "White Album"
The problems associated with accounting for the conflicting models of mind that have arisen in psychoanalysis have been well described, and have become a growing source of controversy in the literature. In particular, clinicians have been increasingly...
Unearthing Shame in the Supervisory Experience
INTRODUCTIONEven in the best of therapeutic circumstances, it is inherently shaming for patients to reveal weaknesses to a therapist.(1,2) shame-inducing discrepancies between the patient's actual and ideal self are beneficially addressed, the therapy...
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