Academic journal article Journal of Evidence-Based Psychotherapies

From Cognitive-Behavioral to Evidence-Based Psychotherapies: More and Better*

Academic journal article Journal of Evidence-Based Psychotherapies

From Cognitive-Behavioral to Evidence-Based Psychotherapies: More and Better*

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Journal of Evidence-Based Psychotherapies (JEBP) is the formal continuator of the Journal of Cognitive and Behavioral Psychotherapies (JCBP) that was the official publication of the International Institute for the Advanced Studies of Psychotherapy and Applied Mental Health. A part of the JCBP (and its board) - more classical cognitive-behavioral therapy oriented - merged in 2013 with the Journal of Rational-Emotive and Cognitive-Behavior Therapy (published by Springer).

The International Institute for the Advanced Study of Psychotherapy and Applied Mental Health has decided to change the name of the Journal of Cognitive and Behavioral Psychotherapies into the Journal of Evidence-Based Psychotherapies to better reflect the evolution of the field of clinical psychology and psychotherapy, including the evolution of cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT). Indeed, although CBT remains the prototype of an evidence-based psychotherapy, other psychotherapy approaches started to adhere and/or be included in the evidence-based paradigm. Moreover, CBT today is very diverse and therefore the new Journal aims to be inclusive of all CBT approaches: not only the classical "waves" (i.e., behavior and cognitive-behavioral therapies), but also the new third "wave" CBT (i.e., acceptance and mindfulness-based therapies).

Thus, the new name of the Journal is more suited to reflect the dynamism and the state of the art in the field of psychotherapy. …

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