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American Journal of Psychotherapy

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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/30301362/application-of-integrative-metacognitive-psychotherapy-for-serious-mental-illness
#1
Jay A Hamm, Paul H Lysaker
Recovery for many people with serious mental illness is more than symptom remission or attainment of certain concrete milestones. It can also involve recapturing a previously lost coherent and cohesive sense of self. The authors review several case studies of integrative metacognitive psychotherapy offered to adults with broadly differing clinical presentations. In all the cases, patients demonstrated significant subjective gains and objective improvements-for example, in negative symptoms, in substance use, and in overcoming a history of childhood sexual abuse...
October 10, 2018: American Journal of Psychotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/30205695/humor-associated-with-positive-outcomes-in-individual-psychotherapy
#2
Christophe Panichelli, Adelin Albert, Anne-Françoise Donneau, Salvatore D'Amore, Jean-Marc Triffaux, Marc Ansseau
Considerable anecdotal evidence points to the usefulness of humor in the therapeutic process, but empirical evidence is lacking. The purpose of this study, conducted in Belgium, was to search for an association between humor and therapy outcomes in a population of 110 adult psychotherapy clients who attended at least 10 therapy sessions. Clients and their therapist evaluated the frequency and intensity of humorous events, as well as therapy effectiveness, therapeutic alliance, perceived hope, and pleasure in participating in therapy sessions...
September 12, 2018: American Journal of Psychotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/30205694/relationship-of-christian-beliefs-to-attitudes-toward-people-with-mental-illness
#3
Katharine S Adams, Jeremy R Tost, Mark A Whatley, Meghan C Brown, Brendan J Dochney, Jessica M Taylor, Mary H Neal
This study assessed the influence of Christian beliefs on attitudes toward people with mental illness. Participants (N=204) provided demographic information and completed the Christian Orthodoxy Scale, the Religious Fundamentalism Scale, and the Attitudes to Mental Illness Questionnaire. Participants read vignettes of a person with a mental illness (schizophrenia), a general medical illness (diabetes), and a control condition (practicing Christian) and rated them on five criteria representing stigmatizing attitudes...
September 12, 2018: American Journal of Psychotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/30107750/the-supervision-pyramid-a-commonalities-based-synthesis-of-intervention-relationship-and-person-personhood
#4
C Edward Watkins
Adapting the therapeutic pyramid to the supervision of psychotherapy, the author presents and describes the supervision pyramid-a simple meta-model of the broad conceptual organizers of the supervisor's contribution to the experience and outcomes of supervision. The supervision pyramid consists of three commonalities: supervisor skills and interventions, the supervisory relationship, and the supervisor's person and personhood. Those three commonalities converge to stimulate supervisee learning and relearning and client improvement and symptom reduction...
August 15, 2018: American Journal of Psychotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/30182754/resuming-publication-of-an-established-journal-part-2
#5
John McDuffie, Michael D Roy
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
October 1, 2018: American Journal of Psychotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/30049222/child-and-adolescent-psychoanalysis-as-contemporary-psychotherapy-insights-from-a-semistructured-interview-of-practitioners
#6
Timothy Rice, Nicole Derish, Leon Hoffman
In response to an emerging consensus that research is important to maintain and develop the field of child and adolescent psychoanalysis, 20 child and adolescent psychoanalysts underwent a semistructured interview concerning their current practices, background, and professional values. Grounded theory methodology was applied to a section of the narratives to produce shared concepts. A significant difference was found between how child and adolescent psychoanalysts are traditionally characterized and taught and how they currently practice...
October 1, 2018: American Journal of Psychotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/30049221/recovery-and-nonrecovery-after-psychotherapy-with-transference-interpretation-two-case-studies
#7
Alice Marble, Per Høglend, Randi Ulberg
The First Experimental Study of Transference Interpretation (FEST), conducted in Norway, is a dismantling, randomized clinical trial of the long-term effects of transference interpretation (TI). This article examines two case studies of women with poor quality of object relations (QOR), one who was rated as recovered after psychotherapy and one who was rated as not recovered. Both received TI. In general, women with poor QOR needed TI to recover, but some members of this group did not recover, even with TI...
October 1, 2018: American Journal of Psychotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/30049220/mindfulness-based-psychotherapy-approaches-for-first-responders-from-research-to-clinical-practice
#8
Brian A Chopko, Konstantinos Papazoglou, Robert C Schwartz
First responders are psychosocially burdened with work-related stressors that occur frequently during required duties. Related mental health difficulties, such as direct and vicarious trauma, depression, and interpersonal problems often affect first responders' ability to perform effectively, and their personal lives may be disrupted. Mindfulness-based interventions have been shown to directly promote first responders' mental and physical health while providing increased resilience when facing work-related stressors...
October 1, 2018: American Journal of Psychotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/30016128/beyond-informed-consent-talking-to-patients-about-therapeutic-action
#9
Alison E Lenet, Yael Holoshitz, Lauren K Havel, Deborah L Cabaniss
Psychodynamically oriented psychotherapists are faced with the question of what to say to new patients about the therapy they are beginning. This article reviews historical attitudes about early treatment discussions with patients in psychoanalysis with an emphasis on how these discussions have evolved as informed consent became a standard of care. Approaches to talking to patients about therapeutic action in psychodynamic psychotherapy are discussed, including the development and application of a psychoeducational document that is being used to facilitate these discussions in the outpatient residents' clinic of a large urban academic medical center...
October 1, 2018: American Journal of Psychotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/30016127/unconscious-repetition-of-a-patient-s-dynamics-on-an-inpatient-unit-treatment-challenges
#10
Denise Ma, Maxine Sigman
This article focuses on the unconscious repetition of a patient's dynamics among a multidisciplinary inpatient treatment team. The patient was diagnosed as having bipolar affective illness and borderline personality traits. The prominent borderline traits displayed by the patient during hypomanic episodes evoked a parallel process of the patient's internal conflicts, rendering the team temporarily divided regarding treatment plans. This divide was resolved by holding dedicated multidisciplinary team meetings in which the patient's projections onto the team were explained and understood...
October 1, 2018: American Journal of Psychotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29961341/resuming-publication-of-an-established-journal
#11
John McDuffie, Michael D Roy
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
July 1, 2018: American Journal of Psychotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29852754/reclaiming-the-inner-child-in-cognitive-behavioral-therapy-the-complementary-model-of-the-personality
#12
Asser Mikkel Hestbech
The article explores the psychotherapeutic notion of an inner child in the context of the cognitive model and introduces a twin mode protocol that offers a more user-friendly entry level than usual CBT protocols by conferring meaning and immediacy from the outset.
July 1, 2018: American Journal of Psychotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29758991/the-rational-unconscious-implications-for-mental-illness-and-psychotherapy
#13
Brad Bowins
Rational and reality-congruent unconscious processes facilitate adaptive functioning and have implications for mental illness and psychotherapy. With this knowledge, psychotherapists can more effectively guide interventions to improve mental health.
July 1, 2018: American Journal of Psychotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29758990/the-uncanny-a-biopsychosocial-perspective
#14
Matthew Merced
A biopsychosocial model provides a framework for a contemporary understanding of paranormal phenomena. From this perspective, paranormal beliefs and experiences are best understood by identifying biological, psychological, and sociocultural explanatory factors. Treatment recommendations are provided.
July 1, 2018: American Journal of Psychotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29733676/targeting-safety-behaviors-in-the-treatment-of-anxiety-disorders-a-case-study-of-false-safety-behavior-elimination-treatment
#15
Kristina J Korte, Aaron M Norr, Norman B Schmidt
This article provides an overview of F-SET, a brief transdiagnostic treatment for anxiety disorders. The article focuses on the use of specific treatment techniques and follows a successful course of treatment using the F-SET protocol. The client's treatment progress is discussed session by session and at midtreatment, posttreatment, and 11-month follow-up.
July 1, 2018: American Journal of Psychotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29733675/implications-of-attachment-theory-and-neuroscience-for-the-psychotherapeutic-treatment-of-obesity-and-overeating
#16
Fran Weiss
This article examines psychological sequelae underlying dysregulated eating in the overweight and obese patient and proposes a psychotherapy approach informed by classical and modern attachment theory, developmental trauma, and neuroscience to address these structural deficits.
July 1, 2018: American Journal of Psychotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28068504/supervisor-allegiance-as-a-critical-construct-a-brief-communication
#17
EDITORIAL
C Edward Watkins, Elizabeth Davis, Patrick Love, Jennifer L Callahan
Allegiance, long regarded as a significant variable in psychotherapy and psychotherapy research, has been ignored in the psychotherapy supervision literature. It is our contention that allegiance is similarly significant for psychotherapy supervision. In this brief communication, we define supervisor allegiance, consider its impact on supervision outcome, and highlight its role in the contextual supervision relationship model (a trans-theoretical model of the supervisory relationship).
December 31, 2016: American Journal of Psychotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28068503/talking-about-god-with-trauma-survivors
#18
Colin A Ross
Severe, chronic childhood trauma commonly results in a set of negative core self-beliefs. These include blaming the self for the abuse, feeling unworthy and unlovable, believing the world would be better off if one committed suicide, and believing that one does not deserve peace or happiness. Linked to these cognitive errors are beliefs that one is not worthy of God's love, that God wanted the person to be abused, and that the person can avoid God's judgment if she does not go to church. Strategies for dealing with these cognitive errors about God are presented within the context of a secular psychotherapy...
December 31, 2016: American Journal of Psychotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28068502/-our-time-is-up-a-relational-perspective-on-the-ending-of-a-single-psychotherapy-session
#19
Jerome S Gans
This paper, written from a relational perspective, examines the final minutes of an individual psychotherapy session, and is organized around the topics of boundary negotiation, unwitting self-disclosures, visual challenges, and countertransference. Attending to session-ending material is important because the separation involved lends heightened emotional intensity to the oftensignificant material that appears in the final minutes. This material often serves as a bridge to the psychotherapeutic work to be taken up in subsequent sessions...
December 31, 2016: American Journal of Psychotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28068501/psychodynamic-intervention-in-crisis
#20
Milton Viederman
This paper presents a framework for brief, intensive psychotherapeutic intervention for acute distress, manifested by feelings of depression, anxiety or anger, isolation and loneliness, that arise when crises provoke unconscious conflict. This therapy uses a technique to develop a "benevolent transference" for symptom relief and as a groundwork for gaining insight. Interventions to facilitate this process will be illustrated with case illustrations.
December 31, 2016: American Journal of Psychotherapy
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