The Psychotherapy Supervisor as an Agent of Transformation: To Anchor and Educate, Facilitate and Emancipate.
CONCLUSIONS: Psychotherapy supervisors serve foremost as agents of transformation, their chief objective being to actuate and actualize a transformative process of therapist development. The crucial processes by which supervisors achieve that transformative objective reside in the three streams of supervisory action. Accordingly, psychotherapy supervision is best conceptualized as a transformative learning pedagogy. PMID: 31902226 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: American Journal of Psychotherapy)
Source: American Journal of Psychotherapy - January 6, 2020 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Watkins CE Tags: Am J Psychother Source Type: research

Symptom-Specific Reflective Function as a Potential Mechanism of Interpersonal Psychotherapy Outcome: A Case Report.
PMID: 31902227 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: American Journal of Psychotherapy)
Source: American Journal of Psychotherapy - January 6, 2020 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Markowitz JC, Lowell A, Milrod BL, Lopez-Yianilos A, Neria Y Tags: Am J Psychother Source Type: research

Problem-Solving Therapy for Older Adults at Risk for Depression: A Qualitative Analysis of the Depression in Later Life Trial.
CONCLUSIONS: The lay-counselor-delivered intervention was well received. The relationship with the counselor and behavioral activation toward better self-care and more-pleasurable activities may have been keys to the intervention's success. PMID: 31813228 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: American Journal of Psychotherapy)
Source: American Journal of Psychotherapy - December 9, 2019 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Azariah F, Sequeira M, Cohen A, Dias A, Morse JQ, Anderson SJ, Cuijpers P, Patel V, Reynolds CF Tags: Am J Psychother Source Type: research

Patient Extratherapeutic Interpersonal Problems and Response to Psychotherapy for Depression.
CONCLUSIONS: Recognizing variables associated with treatment response can help clinicians identify patients at risk for nonresponse and guide efforts for adapting existing therapies and developing new ones. PMID: 31813229 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: American Journal of Psychotherapy)
Source: American Journal of Psychotherapy - December 9, 2019 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Chen CK, Nehrig N, Chou LJ, McGowan R, Guyton AF, Mustafiz F, Bailey RW Tags: Am J Psychother Source Type: research

Whatever Happened to Couples and Family Therapy in Psychiatry?
PMID: 31752507 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: American Journal of Psychotherapy)
Source: American Journal of Psychotherapy - November 22, 2019 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Rait D, Heru A, Glick ID Tags: Am J Psychother Source Type: research

Interpersonal and Social Rhythm Therapy for Patients With Major Depressive Disorder.
CONCLUSIONS: IPSRT may be a clinically effective intervention for patients with major depressive disorder. Outcomes related to cognitive functioning and the effects of cognitive remediation will be reported at the end of the trial. PMID: 31752508 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: American Journal of Psychotherapy)
Source: American Journal of Psychotherapy - November 22, 2019 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Crowe M, Inder M, Douglas K, Carlyle D, Wells H, Jordan J, Lacey C, Mulder R, Beaglehole B, Porter R Tags: Am J Psychother Source Type: research

Mentalizing in Interpersonal Psychotherapy.
This article reviews the overlap of these approaches and suggests the potential of mentalization to mediate IPT outcomes. PMID: 31752509 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: American Journal of Psychotherapy)
Source: American Journal of Psychotherapy - November 22, 2019 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Markowitz JC, Milrod B, Luyten P, Holmqvist R Tags: Am J Psychother Source Type: research

Interpersonal Psychotherapy: History and Future.
Abstract This review details the history of the development of interpersonal psychotherapy (IPT), beginning at Yale University when Dr. Gerald Klerman led a maintenance study of the treatment of depression. The trial aimed to mimic clinical practice and, therefore, included psychotherapy. This review describes the first IPT clinical trial, subsequent trials, and numerous IPT adaptations for different age groups, formats (group, telephone, computer), disorders, and educational levels of mental health trainees. As of 2017, at least 133 clinical trials of IPT had been carried out worldwide. This review also describes...
Source: American Journal of Psychotherapy - November 22, 2019 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Weissman MM Tags: Am J Psychother Source Type: research

Spiritual Psychotherapy for Inpatient, Residential, and Intensive Treatment.
Abstract In this article, a clinical protocol for delivering a flexible, spiritually integrated cognitive-behavioral therapy, called spiritual psychotherapy for inpatient, residential, and intensive treatment (SPIRIT), is presented, and its implementation is described. PMID: 31533453 [PubMed - in process] (Source: American Journal of Psychotherapy)
Source: American Journal of Psychotherapy - September 1, 2019 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Rosmarin DH, Salcone S, Harper D, Forester BP Tags: Am J Psychother Source Type: research

Mass Shootings and Psychotherapy.
PMID: 31533454 [PubMed - in process] (Source: American Journal of Psychotherapy)
Source: American Journal of Psychotherapy - September 1, 2019 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Swartz HA Tags: Am J Psychother Source Type: research

Efficacy of Transdiagnostic Behavior Therapy Across the Affective Disorders.
This study supports the efficacy of transdiagnostic behavior therapy across various affective disorders, including depression and PTSD. These findings suggest a possible reduction in the number of treatment protocols providers need to learn in order to treat patients with affective disorders. PMID: 31533455 [PubMed - in process] (Source: American Journal of Psychotherapy)
Source: American Journal of Psychotherapy - September 1, 2019 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Gros DF Tags: Am J Psychother Source Type: research

Measuring Patients' Acquisition of Therapy Skills in Psychotherapy for Depression: Assessing the CCTS-SR and the IPSS-SR.
Abstract Using data from 202 patients with depression, the authors conducted a psychometric evaluation of the Dutch translation of the Competencies of Cognitive Therapy Scale-Self-Report and an initial psychometric evaluation of the newly developed Interpersonal Psychotherapy Skills Scale-Self-Report. PMID: 31533456 [PubMed - in process] (Source: American Journal of Psychotherapy)
Source: American Journal of Psychotherapy - September 1, 2019 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Bruijniks SJE, Peeters FPML, Strunk DR, Huibers MJH Tags: Am J Psychother Source Type: research

Should Psychotherapy Become a Subspecialty of Psychiatry?
PMID: 31187631 [PubMed - in process] (Source: American Journal of Psychotherapy)
Source: American Journal of Psychotherapy - June 1, 2019 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Gregory RJ, Mintz D, Yakeley J Tags: Am J Psychother Source Type: research

The American Journal of Psychotherapy, Both Old and New.
PMID: 31142123 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: American Journal of Psychotherapy)
Source: American Journal of Psychotherapy - May 30, 2019 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Swartz HA Tags: Am J Psychother Source Type: research

Psychosocial Interventions for Bipolar II Disorder.
Abstract Bipolar II disorder causes significant suffering among patients and their families, some of which may be alleviated by psychotherapy alone or as an adjunct to pharmacotherapy. Psychotherapies may be more effective if modified to meet the specific needs of patients with bipolar II disorder. PMID: 31070452 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: American Journal of Psychotherapy)
Source: American Journal of Psychotherapy - May 9, 2019 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Novick DM, Swartz HA Tags: Am J Psychother Source Type: research

Multicultural Orientation in Psychotherapy Supervision: Cultural Humility, Cultural Comfort, and Cultural Opportunities.
Abstract As a complement to multicultural competence, the multicultural orientation (MCO) perspective has been proposed as a pragmatic way to enhance cultural understandings about psychotherapeutic dynamics, processes, and outcomes. Consisting of three core components-cultural humility, cultural comfort, and cultural opportunities-the MCO is considered relevant for both individual and group treatment. However, the MCO perspective has yet to be specifically applied to psychotherapy supervision. Because supervision often provides multicultural oversight for individual and group psychotherapy services, considering th...
Source: American Journal of Psychotherapy - April 4, 2019 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Watkins CE, Hook JN, Owen J, DeBlaere C, Davis DE, Van Tongeren DR Tags: Am J Psychother Source Type: research

Psychotherapy's Big Tent: Room for All at Our New Home.
PMID: 30882245 [PubMed - in process] (Source: American Journal of Psychotherapy)
Source: American Journal of Psychotherapy - March 1, 2019 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Swartz HA Tags: Am J Psychother Source Type: research

Do We Need a Supportive-Therapy-Specific Psychotherapy Supervision?
PMID: 30786734 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: American Journal of Psychotherapy)
Source: American Journal of Psychotherapy - February 21, 2019 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Watkins CE Tags: Am J Psychother Source Type: research

Trauma-Focused Psychodynamic Psychotherapy of a Patient With PTSD in a Veterans Affairs Setting.
CONCLUSIONS:: TFPP appears promising as shown with this patient and others in VA settings who have been treated with TFPP. PMID: 30786735 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: American Journal of Psychotherapy)
Source: American Journal of Psychotherapy - February 21, 2019 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Busch FN, Nehrig N, Milrod B Tags: Am J Psychother Source Type: research

Which Problem Are We Addressing Today? The Utility of a Multifaceted Formulation Approach to a Complex Case.
Abstract A case of a 54-year-old woman with posttraumatic stress disorder, somatic delusions, and borderline personality disorder is presented by using psychodynamic, trauma-informed, and cognitive-behavioral formulations. The usefulness of a multifaceted formulation in the treatment of the case is discussed along with a review of relevant literature. PMID: 30786736 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: American Journal of Psychotherapy)
Source: American Journal of Psychotherapy - February 21, 2019 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Chang AK, Lundahl LH Tags: Am J Psychother Source Type: research

Y Model Psychotherapy Training: A Qualitative Investigation of Students' Experiences.
This article reports on a research project investigating psychology graduate students' experiences of Y model psychotherapy training at an Australian university. Focus group interviews were conducted with clinical psychology students (N=20), and thematic analysis was used to capture core aspects of their training experience. Participants felt that the dual training in cognitive-behavioral therapy and psychodynamic therapy gave them a significant advantage over students trained in only a single approach. Notwithstanding the perceived benefits of their training, participants emphasized how intellectually and emotionally dema...
Source: American Journal of Psychotherapy - February 21, 2019 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Ivey G, Deans C Tags: Am J Psychother Source Type: research

Why Is It Easier to Get Mad Than It Is to Feel Sad? Pilot Study of Regulation-Focused Psychotherapy for Children.
CONCLUSIONS:: Results suggest that RFP-C has the potential to produce significant improvements in emotion regulation capacity and in symptoms of oppositional defiant disorder. This pilot study provides initial support for RFP-C as an efficacious and cost-effective intervention, with high treatment compliance rates, and lays the groundwork for a randomized controlled trial of the intervention. PMID: 30786738 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: American Journal of Psychotherapy)
Source: American Journal of Psychotherapy - February 21, 2019 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Prout TA, Rice T, Murphy S, Gaines E, Aizin S, Sessler D, Ramchandani T, Racine E, Gorokhovsky Y, Hoffman L Tags: Am J Psychother Source Type: research

Resuming Publication of an Established Journal, Part 4.
PMID: 30570389 [PubMed - in process] (Source: American Journal of Psychotherapy)
Source: American Journal of Psychotherapy - December 1, 2018 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: McDuffie J, Roy MD Tags: Am J Psychother Source Type: research

Metacognitive Reflection and Insight Therapy (MERIT) Among People With Schizophrenia: Lessons From Two Case Studies.
This article presents two case studies of clients diagnosed with schizoaffective disorder whose psychotherapy, conducted in Israel, incorporated the MERIT protocol. Outcome measures were taken before and after treatment, and metacognitive abilities were assessed at five time points throughout treatment. Clinical implications and limitations are discussed. PMID: 30474378 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: American Journal of Psychotherapy)
Source: American Journal of Psychotherapy - November 26, 2018 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Arnon-Ribenfeld N, Bloom R, Atzil-Slonim D, Peri T, de Jong S, Hasson-Ohayon I Tags: Am J Psychother Source Type: research

Metacognitive Reflection and Insight Therapy (MERIT) for Persons With a Schizophrenia Spectrum Disorder and Interpersonal Trauma.
Abstract Schizophrenia often involves a loss of metacognitive capacity, the ability to form complex and integrated representations of self and others. Independent of symptoms and neurocognition, deficits in synthetic metacognition are related to difficulties engaging in goal-directed activities in social and vocational settings. Against this backdrop, the authors provide a case report of the effects of metacognitive reflection and insight therapy (MERIT) provided over the course of seven months to assist a client with persistent schizophrenia. Eight elements of MERIT that stimulate and promote metacognitive capaci...
Source: American Journal of Psychotherapy - November 21, 2018 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Hillis JD, Bidlack N, Macobin B Tags: Am J Psychother Source Type: research

Metacognitive Interpersonal Therapy for Treating Persecutory Delusions in Schizophrenia.
Abstract A persecutory delusion (PD) is a person's false belief that others are focusing their attention on him or her with malevolent intentions, which often results in intense anxiety and significant disruption of daily life. PDs are common in schizophrenia, and many patients with schizophrenia do not respond well to current pharmacological treatments. Therefore, effective psychological treatments are needed. The most well-known intervention for PDs continues to be cognitive-behavioral therapy. It aims to reduce patients' stigma and then help them to question the delusional meaning they attribute to events. The ...
Source: American Journal of Psychotherapy - November 21, 2018 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Salvatore G, Buonocore L, Ottavi P, Popolo R, Dimaggio G Tags: Am J Psychother Source Type: research

Metacognitive Reflection and Insight Therapy for Persons With Severe Negative Symptoms of Schizophrenia.
Abstract Individuals with schizophrenia possess enduring deficits that limit their capacity for interpersonal connection. Negative symptoms of schizophrenia provide additional barriers to interpersonal relatedness in that they include a range of deficits related to an individual's ability to express and experience emotions-basic human capacities that are needed for daily functioning and an acceptable quality of life. Additionally, metacognitive deficits are closely related to the development and maintenance of negative symptoms; previous research has indicated that treatment of negative symptoms should focus on pr...
Source: American Journal of Psychotherapy - November 7, 2018 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: George SE, Buck KD Tags: Am J Psychother Source Type: research

Metacognitive Reflection and Insight Therapy (MERIT): Application to a Long-Term Therapy Case of Borderline Personality Disorder.
This article describes how a form of metacognitively oriented psychotherapy focused on recovery, metacognitive reflection and insight therapy (MERIT), assisted a patient with borderline personality disorder and initial metacognitive deficits to develop a complex understanding of himself and others and then to use that knowledge to act as an agent in the world and effectively respond to life challenges. The eight elements of MERIT that stimulate and promote metacognitive capacity are presented with an emphasis on how they were implemented to assist the patient in achieving recovery. PMID: 30400764 [PubMed - as supplied...
Source: American Journal of Psychotherapy - November 7, 2018 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Buck KD, Vertinski M, Kukla M Tags: Am J Psychother Source Type: research

Recovery in First-Episode Psychosis: A Case Study of Metacognitive Reflection and Insight Therapy (MERIT).
Abstract Despite historically pessimistic views from both the professional community and lay public, research is emerging that recovery from psychosis is possible. Recovery has evolved to include not only a reduction in symptoms and return to functioning, but a sense of agency and connection to meaningful roles in life. The development of a more comprehensive conceptualization of recovery has particular importance in the treatment of first-episode psychosis, because early intervention may avoid some of the prolonged dysfunction that may make recovery difficult. As the mental health field moves to intervene early i...
Source: American Journal of Psychotherapy - November 7, 2018 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Leonhardt BL, Ratliff K, Vohs JL Tags: Am J Psychother Source Type: research

Metacognitive Reflection and Insight Therapy for Schizophrenia: Case Study of a Patient With a Co-Occurring Substance Use Disorder.
This study is a case illustration of the efficacy of metacognitive reflection and insight therapy (MERIT) in increasing the metacognitive capacity of an individual diagnosed as having co-occurring schizophrenia and a substance use disorder during three years of individual therapy. The eight elements of MERIT, which promote metacognitive growth, are presented as they apply to the present case. Case conceptualization, outcomes, and prognosis are also presented. These eight elements enabled the patient to move from a state of gross disorganization-unable to identify his thoughts or present them in a linear fashion-to one in w...
Source: American Journal of Psychotherapy - November 7, 2018 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: James AV, Leonhardt BL, Buck KD Tags: Am J Psychother Source Type: research

Application of Integrative Metacognitive Psychotherapy for Serious Mental Illness.
Abstract 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. By applying this method to various problems...
Source: American Journal of Psychotherapy - October 10, 2018 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Hamm JA, Lysaker PH Tags: Am J Psychother Source Type: research

Resuming Publication of an Established Journal, Part 2.
PMID: 30182754 [PubMed - in process] (Source: American Journal of Psychotherapy)
Source: American Journal of Psychotherapy - September 7, 2018 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: McDuffie J, Roy MD Tags: Am J Psychother Source Type: research

The Supervision Pyramid: A Commonalities-Based Synthesis of Intervention, Relationship, and Person/Personhood.
Abstract 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. The implications of this meta-model for supervision ...
Source: American Journal of Psychotherapy - August 15, 2018 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Watkins CE Tags: Am J Psychother Source Type: research

Mindfulness-Based Psychotherapy Approaches for First Responders: From Research to Clinical Practice.
This article summarizes mindfulness-based benefits and empirical research related to first responders, using law enforcement officers as one specific example. Two specific mindfulness-based psychotherapies are introduced, as are generalizable mindfulness techniques useful for first responders. Psychotherapists can use these empirically supported treatment approaches to help first responders understand and incorporate awareness-based, nonjudgmental, and present-centered mindfulness techniques during critical incidents and while off duty as resilience-building mechanisms. PMID: 30049220 [PubMed - as supplied by publishe...
Source: American Journal of Psychotherapy - July 27, 2018 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Chopko BA, Papazoglou K, Schwartz RC Tags: Am J Psychother Source Type: research

Recovery and Nonrecovery After Psychotherapy With Transference Interpretation: Two Case Studies.
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. The therapist's negative countertransference and tendency to use controlling interventions was more pronounced with the poor-outcome patient. In addition, the poor-outcome patient had three subthreshold personality disorders in addition to obsessive-compulsive personality disorder. In childhood she had experien...
Source: American Journal of Psychotherapy - July 27, 2018 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Marble A, H√łglend P, Ulberg R Tags: Am J Psychother Source Type: research

Child and Adolescent Psychoanalysis as Contemporary Psychotherapy: Insights From a Semistructured Interview of Practitioners.
Abstract 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. This distinction was supported by findings concerning the importanc...
Source: American Journal of Psychotherapy - July 27, 2018 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Rice T, Derish N, Hoffman L Tags: Am J Psychother Source Type: research

Unconscious Repetition of a Patient's Dynamics on an Inpatient Unit: Treatment Challenges.
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. The article highlights some of the t...
Source: American Journal of Psychotherapy - July 17, 2018 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Ma D, Sigman M Tags: Am J Psychother Source Type: research

Beyond Informed Consent: Talking to Patients About Therapeutic Action.
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. Finally, qualitative data are presented to describe residents' experiences with this document. The overwhelmingl...
Source: American Journal of Psychotherapy - July 17, 2018 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Lenet AE, Holoshitz Y, Havel LK, Cabaniss DL Tags: Am J Psychother Source Type: research

Resuming Publication of an Established Journal.
PMID: 29961341 [PubMed - in process] (Source: American Journal of Psychotherapy)
Source: American Journal of Psychotherapy - July 1, 2018 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: McDuffie J, Roy MD Tags: Am J Psychother Source Type: research

Reclaiming the Inner Child in Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy: The Complementary Model of the Personality.
Abstract 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. PMID: 29852754 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: American Journal of Psychotherapy)
Source: American Journal of Psychotherapy - June 1, 2018 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Hestbech AM Tags: Am J Psychother Source Type: research

The Uncanny: A Biopsychosocial Perspective.
Abstract 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. PMID: 29758990 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: American Journal of Psychotherapy)
Source: American Journal of Psychotherapy - May 15, 2018 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Merced M Tags: Am J Psychother Source Type: research

The Rational Unconscious: Implications for Mental Illness and Psychotherapy.
Abstract 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. PMID: 29758991 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: American Journal of Psychotherapy)
Source: American Journal of Psychotherapy - May 15, 2018 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Bowins B Tags: Am J Psychother Source Type: research

Implications of Attachment Theory and Neuroscience for the Psychotherapeutic Treatment of Obesity and Overeating.
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. PMID: 29733675 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: American Journal of Psychotherapy)
Source: American Journal of Psychotherapy - May 7, 2018 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Weiss F Tags: Am J Psychother Source Type: research

Targeting Safety Behaviors in the Treatment of Anxiety Disorders: A Case Study of False Safety Behavior Elimination Treatment.
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. PMID: 29733676 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: American Journal of Psychotherapy)
Source: American Journal of Psychotherapy - May 7, 2018 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Korte KJ, Norr AM, Schmidt NB Tags: Am J Psychother Source Type: research

Adapting Dialectical Behavior Therapy for the Treatment of Dissociative Identity Disorder.
Abstract Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), created by Marsha Linehan, has been shown to be an effective therapy for the treatment of borderline personality disorder (BPD) and for suicidal and self-harming behavior. Dissociative identity disorder (DID) is a complex post-traumatic disorder which is highly comorbid with BPD, shares a number of clinical features with BPD, and which like BPD features a high degree of suicidality. The DID treatment literature emphasizes the importance of a staged approach, beginning with the creation of a safe therapeutic frame prior to addressing traumatic material; DBT is also a sta...
Source: American Journal of Psychotherapy - December 31, 2016 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Foote B, Van Orden K Tags: Am J Psychother Source Type: research

Metacognitive Interpersonal Therapy for Personality Disorders Swinging from Emotional Over-Regulation to Dysregulation: A Case Study.
Abstract Many patients with personality disorders (PD) display emotional inhibition or over-regulation (EOR); others display emotional dysregulation (ED)- heightened sensitivity to emotional stimuli with difficulty toning down arousal. To date, most treatments focus on patients with ED, particularly those with borderline disorders, though some focus on EOR. Patients with complex PD often swing from periods of EOR to ED. In this paper, we describe an adaptation of metacognitive interpersonal therapy (MIT), which has been manualized for treating PD with prominent EOR and is aimed at dealing with patients fluctuating...
Source: American Journal of Psychotherapy - December 31, 2016 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Salvatore G, Popolo R, Buonocore L, Ferrigno AM, Proto M, Sateriale A, Serio M, Dimaggio G Tags: Am J Psychother Source Type: research

Introducing a Clinical Course-Graphing Scale for DSM-5 Mood Disorders.
Abstract Assessment of clinical course to aid in the diagnosis of patients and to guide treatment planning has gained momentum in recent years. A course-graphing scale for the DSM-5 Mood Disorders is presented to facilitate clinical history-taking and diagnosis of the mood disorders during the screening interview. The scale can be administered in the more traditional historytaking portion of the screening interview. The only difference is that it is a more systematic approach especially when the clinician suspects the presence of a mood disorder. The Timeline Course Graphing Scale for the DSM-5 Mood Disorders (TCG...
Source: American Journal of Psychotherapy - December 31, 2016 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Mccullough JP, Clark SW, Klein DN, First MB Tags: Am J Psychother Source Type: research

Psychodynamic Intervention in Crisis.
Abstract 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. PMID: 28068501 [PubMed - in process] (Source: American Journal of Psychotherapy)
Source: American Journal of Psychotherapy - December 31, 2016 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Viederman M Tags: Am J Psychother Source Type: research

"Our Time is Up": A Relational Perspective on the Ending of a Single Psychotherapy Session.
"Our Time is Up": A Relational Perspective on the Ending of a Single Psychotherapy Session. Am J Psychother. 2016 Dec 31;70(4):413-427 Authors: Gans JS Abstract 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. ...
Source: American Journal of Psychotherapy - December 31, 2016 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Gans JS Tags: Am J Psychother Source Type: research

Talking about God with Trauma Survivors.
Abstract 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 psychotherap...
Source: American Journal of Psychotherapy - December 31, 2016 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Ross CA Tags: Am J Psychother Source Type: research