REBT in the Treatment of Subclinical and Clinical Depression

  • Diana Cândea
  • Simona Stefan
  • Silviu Matu
  • Cristina Mogoase
  • Felicia Iftene
  • Daniel David
  • Aurora Szentagotai

Part of the SpringerBriefs in Psychology book series (BRIEFSPSYCHOL)

Also part of the Best Practices in Cognitive-Behavioral Psychotherapy book sub series (BRIEFSBPCBP)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. Diana Cândea, Simona Stefan, Silviu Matu, Cristina Mogoase, Felicia Iftene, Daniel David et al.
    Pages 1-11
  3. Diana Cândea, Simona Stefan, Silviu Matu, Cristina Mogoase, Felicia Iftene, Daniel David et al.
    Pages 13-43
  4. Diana Cândea, Simona Stefan, Silviu Matu, Cristina Mogoase, Felicia Iftene, Daniel David et al.
    Pages 45-77
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 79-80

About this book


The clinical protocols included in this book are focused both on clinical and subclinical depression and are targeted for both adults and youth. After providing a concise overview on depression and the empirical data supporting the clinical protocols, the book illustrates REBT/CBT protocols that provide essential guidance on how to address depression by practitioners at all levels of expertise (e.g. therapists in training and/or more experienced therapists). ​​ ​​ The field of psychotherapy research is now at a stage where the efficacy (i.e., how treatments work in controlled studies) and effectiveness (i.e., how treatments work in real life) of psychological treatments have been demonstrated for a large spectrum of disorders (Barlow, 2001). Cognitive – behavior therapies (CBT) are considered the gold standard for empirically validated forms of psychotherapy in the treatment of clinical and subclinical depression, showing short- and long-term effects (see Barlow, 2001; Chambless & Hollon, 1998) that are at least as strong as those of pharmacotherapy (medication) or other therapies (i.e., interpersonal therapy; DeRubeis et al., 200 5; Hollon et al., 2005; Shea et al., 1992) and it is hoped that these treatments will help not only treat but also prevent the onset of major depression (Cuijpers, Smit, & Straten, 2007). Cognitive –behavior therapies are based on the premise that psychological problems stem from dysfunctional cognitions (Beck, Rush, Shaw, & Emery, 1979; Ellis, 1962). In CBT, the therapist works with the client to identify and focus upon dysfunctional cognitions to modify them and remedy associated emotional and/or behavior al consequences. Two of the most influential and widespread forms of CBT are cognitive therapy (CT) and rational emotive behavior therapy (REBT) (Elis, 1987; David, 2007; David & Szentagotai, 2006).  


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Authors and affiliations

  • Diana Cândea
    • 1
  • Simona Stefan
    • 2
  • Silviu Matu
    • 3
  • Cristina Mogoase
    • 4
  • Felicia Iftene
    • 5
  • Daniel David
    • 6
  • Aurora Szentagotai
    • 7
  1. 1.Babeș–Bolyai UniversityCluj-NapocaRomania
  2. 2.Babeș–Bolyai UniversityCluj-NapocaRomania
  3. 3.Babeș–Bolyai UniversityCluj-NapocaRomania
  4. 4.Babeș–Bolyai UniversityCluj-NapocaRomania
  5. 5.Queens UniversityKingstonCanada
  6. 6.Babeș–Bolyai UniversityCluj-NapocaRomania
  7. 7.Babeș–Bolyai UniversityCluj-NapocaRomania

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