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Journal of Contemporary Psychotherapy

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Nicholas W. Gelbar (Ed.): Adolescents with Autism Spectrum Disorder: A Clinical Handbook

Oxford University Press, 2018, 337 pages, $55.00

03.12.2018 | Original Paper

The Psychodynamics of Performance Anxiety: Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy in the Treatment of Social Phobia/Social Anxiety Disorder

The optimal treatment for Social Phobia/Social Anxiety Disorder (SP/SAD) remains an open question despite the existence of a variety of controlled studies, including randomized trials of cognitive behavioral and psychodynamic therapies. Moreover …

20.11.2018 | Original Paper

Self-Awareness, Verbalization and New Meanings as the Heart and Soul of Significant Events in Existential Psychotherapy

This study aimed to qualitatively analyze the significant events that occur during existential psychotherapy sessions from the perspective of the patient. Ten patients completed the HAT—helpful aspects of therapy—shortly after existential …

11.10.2018 | Original Paper

Beyond the Borderline: Expanding Our Repertoire to Address Relational Patterns and Power Dynamics Attendant to Diverse Personality Disorders

A present challenge in our field is that diverse and frequently comorbid patterns of personality disorder are not sufficiently addressed by existing evidence-based treatments. Authors in the special section describe promising efforts to address …

06.10.2018 | Original Paper

Strategic Symptom Displacement in Therapy of a Motor Conversion Disorder Comorbid with PTSD: Case Presentation

There is no psychotherapy of choice for conversion disorders. We present a case of a motor conversion disorder comorbid with posttraumatic stress disorder, where we designed a psychotherapeutic approach based on the Bayesian model of brain …

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The Journal of Contemporary Psychotherapy provides an international forum to explore the complexities and controversies facing psychotherapists. The journal publishes original peer-reviewed articles that critically analyze theory, research, or clinical practice. In addition, it offers empirical studies, panel discussions, essays, case studies, brief reports, and theoretical articles. Psychotherapists and clinical researchers will find this journal an important vehicle to review the challenges of treating a variety of patients.

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