Efficacy of rational-emotive therapy: a quantitative analysis.

  title={Efficacy of rational-emotive therapy: a quantitative analysis.},
  author={Geert Engels and Nadia Garnefski and Ren{\'e} F. W. Diekstra},
  journal={Journal of consulting and clinical psychology},
  volume={61 6},
Meta-analysis of 28 controlled studies on the efficacy of rational-emotive therapy (RET) showed RET to be superior to placebo and no treatment but equally effective in comparison with other types of treatment such as combination therapies and systematic desensitization. No support was found for the view that RET with a main or balanced emphasis on behavioral techniques is more efficacious than RET with a primarily or exclusively cognitive approach. However, given the heterogeneity of the set of… CONTINUE READING

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