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. 61, No. 1, 2007

An Argument for Mind
JEROME KAGAN: An Argument for Mind. Yale University Press, New Haven, CT, 2006, 304 pp., $27.50, ISBN: 0300113374Professor Emeritus Jerome Kagan needs no introduction to students of psychology, affiliated fields, and the well-read public. His productive...
Assessment of Eating Disorders
JAMES E. MITCHELL AND CAROL B. PETERSON (EDS.): Assessment of Eating Disorders. The Guilford Press, NY, 2005, 242 pp., $35.00, ISBN: 1593851960Assessment of Eating Disorders covers a wide terrain, and does it flawlessly. The book's twelve chapters address...
Awakening the Dreamer
Philip M. Bromberg: Awakening the Dreamer. The Analytic Press, Mahwah, NJ, 2006, 223 pp., $55.00, ISBN 0-88163-441-7Since its inception, the profession of psychoanalysis has exhibited many guises. It is alternately perceived, by both the lay public as...
Expression and Treatment of Depression among Haitian Immigrant Women in the United States: Clinical Observations
Existing research demonstrates that culture has a profound impact on the expression and manifestation of mental illness, especially on depressive disorders among ethnically diverse populations. Currently, little research has focused on the Haitian population,...
FDNY Crisis Counseling: Innovative Responses to 9/11 Firefighters, Families, and Communities
PAUL GREENE, DIANNE KANE, GRACE H. CHRIST, SALLIE LYNCH AND MALACHY P. CORRIGAN (EDS.): FDNY Crisis Counseling: Innovative Responses to 9/11 Firefighters, Families, and Communities. John Wiley & Sons, Hoboken, NJ, 2006, 288 pp. $45.00, ISBN: 0-471-71425-9The...
Self-Harm in South Asian Women: A Literature Review Informed Approach to Assessment and Formulation
The rates of self-harm among South Asian women in the United Kingdom are much higher than among their White counterparts. However, the explanation for this is far from clear, and there is a need for more culturally informed assessments for this group....
Shame and Guilt: Self-Reflexive Affects from the Perspective of Relationship and Reciprocity
The understanding of shame and guilt proposed here draws upon the concept of reciprocity to extend approaches based on object relations and structural theory. Shame is understood as an interface affect manifested in the context of external interaction....
The Institution of Marriage: Terminable or Interminable?
The institution of marriage has received renewed interest and even appreciation in the context of the controversy regarding same-sex marriage. Paradoxically, though, as marriage has become more valued, it has become, in the minds of some, just another...
The Practice of Cognitive-Behavior Therapy in Roozbeh Hospital: Some Cultural and Clinical Implications of Psychological Treatment in Iran
Contemporary cognitive-behavior therapy underscores the importance of the culture-specific variables in the treatment of psychological problems. The flexibility and strengths of cognitive-behavior therapy provide us with an excellent opportunity to build...
The Role of Clinical Inference in Psychoanalytic Case Formulation
This article examines the role of clinical inference in the construction of psychoanalytic case formulations. The principles of analogy, especially in the context of contiguity, the repetition and convergence of themes, the theoretical predilections...
Weight Bias: Nature, Consequences, and Remedies
K.D. BROWNELL, R.M. PUHL, M.B. SCHWARTZ, L. RUDD, (eds): Weight Bias: Nature, Consequences, and Remedies. The Guilford Press: New York. 2005, 320 pp., $35.00, ISBN 1593851995Weight Bias focuses on what the authors suggest is the last accepted arena of...
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