Effectiveness of a brief group RET treatment for divorce-related dysphoria

John M. Malouff, Richard I. Lanyon, Nicola S. Schutte

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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 languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)162-171
Number of pages10
JournalJournal of Rational-Emotive and Cognitive-Behavior Therapy
Issue number3
StatePublished - Sep 1 1988

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Experimental and Cognitive Psychology
  • Clinical Psychology


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