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Webb, Christian A.; DeRubeis, Robert J.; Barber, Jacques P. – Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 2010
Objective: The authors conducted a meta-analytic review of adherence-outcome and competence-outcome findings, and examined plausible moderators of these relations. Method: A computerized search of the PsycINFO database was conducted. In addition, the reference sections of all obtained studies were examined for any additional relevant articles or…
Descriptors: Effect Size, Depression (Psychology), Meta Analysis, Counseling Effectiveness
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Cuijpers, Pim; van Straten, Annemieke; Andersson, Gerhard; van Oppen, Patricia – Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 2008
Although the subject has been debated and examined for more than 3 decades, it is still not clear whether all psychotherapies are equally efficacious. The authors conducted 7 meta-analyses (with a total of 53 studies) in which 7 major types of psychological treatment for mild to moderate adult depression (cognitive-behavior therapy, nondirective…
Descriptors: Behavior Modification, Psychotherapy, Depression (Psychology), Meta Analysis
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Siev, Jedidiah; Chambless, Dianne L. – Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 2007
The aim of this study was to address claims that among bona fide treatments no one is more efficacious than another by comparing the relative efficacy of cognitive therapy (CT) and relaxation therapy (RT) in the treatment of generalized anxiety disorder (GAD) and panic disorder without agoraphobia (PD). Two fixed-effects meta-analyses were…
Descriptors: Therapy, Cognitive Restructuring, Outcomes of Treatment, Anxiety
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Shadish, William R.; And Others – Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 1993
Conducted meta-analysis of 163 randomized trials to examine differences in outcome associated with different theoretical orientations, differences between marital and family therapies versus individual therapies, clinical significance of therapy outcome, differences between marital versus family therapies in both outcomes and problems treated, and…
Descriptors: Counseling Effectiveness, Family Counseling, Marriage Counseling, Meta Analysis
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Hahlweg, Kurt; Markman, Howard J. – Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 1988
Used meta-analyses to determine the effectiveness of behavioral marital therapy (BMT) and premarital intervention (BPI) studies. Found gains that were generally maintained over time, and equal for couples in Europe and the United States. Demonstrated higher effect sizes for comparisons of BMT with no treatment placebo control groups, whereas the…
Descriptors: Behavior Modification, Counseling Effectiveness, Cross Cultural Studies, Foreign Countries
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Weiss, Bahr; Weisz, John R. – Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 1995
Evaluated the hypothesis that the apparent superiority of behavioral interventions among children is due to differences in the methodological quality of studies of behavioral and nonbehavioral treatments. Meta-analytic results found little support for this hypothesis. Because meta-analysis is a correlational technique, these results should be…
Descriptors: Behavior Change, Behavior Modification, Child Behavior, Children
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Engels, Gemma I.; And Others – Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 1993
Meta-analysis of 28 controlled studies on rational-emotive therapy (RET) showed RET superior to placebo and no treatment, but equally effective in comparison with treatments such as combination therapies and systematic desensitization. No support was found for view that RET with main or balanced emphasis on behavioral techniques is more…
Descriptors: Counseling Effectiveness, Counseling Techniques, Foreign Countries, Meta Analysis
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Stein, David M.; Lambert, Michael J. – Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 1995
Reviews sources of indirect evidence supporting the value of graduate training in psychotherapy. Discusses training protocols that are known to enhance trainees' skills and summarizes a meta-analysis of therapy outcome studies involving within-study comparisons of psychotherapists of different levels of training and experience. Other research is…
Descriptors: Counseling Effectiveness, Counselor Training, Graduate Study, Higher Education
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Yutrzenka, Barbara A. – Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 1995
Argues for the inclusion of ethnic and cultural diversity in professional psychology training, particularly the impact of this training on treatment outcome. Reviews the empirical literature examining both the direct and indirect linkages between ethnic and cross-cultural training and outcome. Identifies limitations of this research. Contains over…
Descriptors: Counseling Effectiveness, Counselor Training, Cross Cultural Training, Cultural Awareness