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. 63, No. 1, 2009

Ethno-Cultural and Linguistic Transference and Countertransference: From Asian Perspectives
The multicultural counseling movement emerged in response to a diversified society and an increasing need to bring the awareness of culture into clinical practice. Using postmodern theories, shifting from "discovering insights," which suggests an objective...
Gender Differences in Self-Reported Defense Mechanisms: A Study Using the New Defense Style Questionnaire-60
Studies have shown that men and women differ in their use of defense mechanisms (e.g. Cramer, 1991; Watson and Sinha, 1998). However, how and why this difference exists is still open to debate. The present study explores the relationship between gender...
How Repeated 15-Minute Assertiveness Training Sessions Reduce Wrist Cutting in Patients with Borderline Personality Disorder
Objective: The aim of this work was to examine a possible treatment for patients with borderline personality disorder who have wrist-cutting syndrome, a condition characterized by repeated, superficial wrist cutting in a non-suicidal fashion. Within...
Predictive Value of Self-Reported and Observer-Rated Defense Style in Depression Treatment
This study explored the predictive value of observer-rated and self-reported defensive functioning on the outcome of psychotherapy for the treatment of depression. Defense styles were measured according to the Developmental Profile (DP) and the Defense...
Relational Marital Paradigm
The relational marital paradigm presumes that those partners who trigger the strongest impulses of attraction and passionate feelings of love in each other are those who are most likely to marry. However, with time these feelings also awaken memories...
The Role of Self-Complexity in Reducing Harmful Insight among Persons with Schizophrenia. Theoretical and Therapeutic Implications
Persons with schizophrenia who have insight of their disorders might experience depression, hopelessness, and related suicidality. Although the concept of self-complexity appears to be highly relevant as a self-regulating mechanism in the process of...
What's Broken with Cognitive Behavior Therapy Treatment of Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder and How to Fix It
Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT) is the evidence-based treatment of choice for Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD). The central technique of this approach is Exposure and Response Prevention (EX/RP). Examination of EX/RP treatment of OCD reveals severe...
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