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. 66, No. 1, 2012

Barely Here to Begin with and Not-So-Goodbyes: Keeping the Faith When Working with Turbulent Patients
Some patients are unable or unwilling to step into the difficult and uncharted explorations that psychoanalytic work entails; in this paper the author shows how the effort to establish analytic contact with each individual can provide a level of valuable...
Descent into Darkness, the Psychodynamics of Mental Illness
Richard D. Chessick: Descent Into Darkness, the Psychodynamics of Mental Illness, XLIBRIS, Bloomington, IN, 2011, 261 pp. $9.99 (in e-Pub format), ISBN: 978-1-45353-049-8Descent Into Darkness, the Psychodynamics of Mental Illness, is a Greek Tragedy...
Development of the Psychotherapy Supervisor: Review of and Reflections on 30 Years of Theory and Research
The psychotherapy supervisor's development (i.e., the unfolding process of growth in being and becoming a supervisor) has long been considered a substantive issue in clinical supervision. Theory and clinical wisdom suggest that supervisors' level of...
Neuroanalysis of Therapeutic Alliance in the Symptomatically Anxious: The Physiological Connection Revealed between Therapist and Client
This study was an attempt to establish neurophysiological correlates, particularly brain activity, during high therapeutic alliance (TA) between client and therapist. The aim was to assess electroencephalography (EEG) activity in clients with symptomatic...
Out of Illness Experience: Metacognition-Oriented Therapy for Promoting Self-Awareness in Individuals with Psychosis
Deficits in metacognitive abilities, which enable persons to make sense of their own mental states and those of others, often are observed among persons with schizophrenia. To address these deficits we have sought to develop a metacognition-oriented...
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