Brief Christian and Non‐Christian Rational‐Emotive Therapy With Depressed Christian Clients: An Exploratory Study Academic Article uri icon


  • The current outcome study operationalized a brief “Christian” form of rational‐emotive therapy (CRET) and compared the therapeutic efficacy of this treatment with a standard version of brief rational‐emotive therapy (RET) with depressed Christian clients. Results indicated that both treatments were effective in reducing depression and automatic negative thoughts, while only the CRET reduced clients' irrational beliefs. No between‐group differences were obtained for clients' perceptions of the counselor. Findings are discussed in terms of applied integration issues and the long‐standing antagonism of rational‐emotive philosophy toward religious beliefs. 1992 American Counseling Association

author list (cited authors)

  • JOHNSON, W. B., & RIDLEY, C. R.

citation count

  • 42

publication date

  • April 1992