This study evaluated the effectiveness of a brief, group rational-emotive (RET) treatment and problem solving treatment for divorce related dysphoria, involving six hours of therapy over 22 days. A waiting list condition was used for comparison. On three measures of dysphoria, RET and Problem-Solving subjects improved significantly more than Waiting List subjects and RET and Problem-Solving subjects maintained their improvement at a one-month follow-up. There was no significant difference in improvement between RET and Problem-Solving treatments. Effectiveness of the treatments could have been due either to specific content, group therapy components, or nonspecific effects.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||10|
|Journal||Journal of Rational-Emotive and Cognitive-Behavior Therapy|
|State||Published - Sep 1 1988|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Experimental and Cognitive Psychology
- Clinical Psychology