Empirically Supported Treatments

For information on the current work of Division 12’s Committee on Science and Practice (the successor of the Task Force on Promotion & Dissemination of Psychological Procedures), please visit the web site (http://www.PsychologicalTreatments.org) or contact the chair, Prof. Evan Forman (evan.forman@drexel.edu).

EST lists

The committee has an on-line version of the list of empirically supported treatments for adults available at http://www.PsychologicalTreatments.org. For ESTs for children and adolescents, see the joint effort of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapy and of Division 53 of APA (Society of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology): http://effectivechildtherapy.org/.

EST Publications by Chambless and Colleagues

Task Force Publications.

Task Force on Promotion and Dissemination of Psychological Procedures (1995). Training in and dissemination of empirically validated treatments: Report and recommendations. The Clinical Psychologist, 48(1), 3 – 23.

Chambless, D. L., Sanderson, W. C., Shoham, V., Bennett Johnson, S., Pope, K. S., Crits-Christoph, P., Baker, M., Johnson, B., Woody, S. R., Sue, S., Beutler, L., Williams, D. A., & McCurry, S. (1996). An update on empirically validated therapies. The Clinical Psychologist, 49, 5 -18.  [pdf here]

Chambless, D. L., Baker, M. J., Baucom, D. H., Beutler, L. E., Calhoun, K. S., Crits-Christoph, P., Daiuto, A., DeRubeis, R., Detweiler, J., Haaga, D. A. F., Bennett Johnson, S., McCurry, S., Mueser, K. T., Pope, K. S., Sanderson, W. C., Shoham, V., Stickle, T., Williams, D. A., & Woody, S. R. (1998). Update on empirically validated therapies, II. The Clinical Psychologist, 51(1), 3 – 16.


Other publications.

Chambless, D. L.  (1996). In defense of dissemination of empirically supported psychological interventions.  Clinical Psychology: Science and Practice, 3, 230-235. doi: 10.1111/j.1468-2850.1996.tb00074.x

Chambless, D. L. (2002). Beware the dodo bird: The dangers of overgeneralization. Clinical Psychology: Science and Practice, 9, 13-16. doi: 10.1093/clipsy/9.1.13

Chambless, D. L. (2002). Identification of empirically supported counseling psychology interventions: Commentary. The Counseling Psychologist, 30, 302-308. doi: 10.1177/0011000002302007

Chambless, D. L. (2015). Bringing identification of empirically supported treatments into the 21st century. Clinical Psychology: Science and Practice, 22, 339-342. doi: 10.1111/cpsp.12128

Chambless, D. L., & Hollon, S.  (1998). Defining empirically supported therapies.  Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 66, 7-18. doi: 10.1037/0022-006X.66.1.7

Chambless, D. L., & Ollendick, T. H. (2001). Empirically supported psychological interventions: Controversies and evidence. Annual Review of Psychology, 52, 685-716. Reprinted in Italian as Gli interventi psicologici validati empiricamente: Controversie e provee empiriche.  Psicoterapia e Scienze Umane, 2001, 25(3), 5-46. Reprinted in Japanese in the Japanese Association for Behavior Analysis, 2004, 19 (1), 81-105. doi: 10.1146/annurev.psych.52.1.685

Crits-Christoph, P., Frank, E., Chambless, D. L., Brody, C., & Karp, J. F.  (1995). Training in empirically validated treatments: What are clinical psychology students learning?  Professional Psychology: Research and Practice, 26, 514-522. doi: 10.1037/0735-7028.26.5.514

*Jameson, J. P., Chambless, D. L., & Blank, M. B. (2009).  Empirically supported treatments in rural community mental health centers: A preliminary report on current utilization and attitudes toward adoption. Community Mental Health Journal, 45, 463-467. doi: 10.1007/s10597-009-9230-7

Kendall, P. C., & Chambless, D. L. (1998). (Eds.) Empirically supported psychological therapies. Special section of Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 66, 3-167. doi: 10.1037/0022-006X.66.1.3

*Siev, J., Huppert, J. D., & Chambless, D. L. (2010).  Treatment specificity for panic disorder: A reply to Wampold, Imel, and Miller (2009). The Behavior Therapist, 33, 12-14.

*Stewart, R. E., & Chambless, D. L. (2007). Does psychotherapy research inform treatment decisions in private practice? Journal of Clinical Psychology, 63, 267-281. doi: 10.1002/jclp.20347

*Stewart, R. E., & Chambless, D. L.  (2010). Interesting practitioners in training in empirically supported treatments: Research reviews versus case studies. Journal of Clinical Psychology, 66, 73-95.

*Stewart, R. E., Chambless, D. L., & Baron, J. (2012). Theoretical and practical barriers to practitioners’ willingness to seek training in empirically supported treatments. Journal of Clinical Psychology, 68, 8-23. doi: 10.1002/jclp.20832

*Stewart, R. E., Stirman, S. W., & Chambless, D. L. (2012). A qualitative investigation of practicing psychologists’ attitudes toward research-informed practice: Implications for dissemination strategy. Professional Psychology: Research and Practice, 43, 100-109. doi: 10.1037/a0025694

*Stewart, R. E. & Chambless, D. L. (2010). What do clinicians want? An investigation of EST training desires. The Clinical Psychologist, 63, 5-10.