EMPIRICALLY SUPPORTED TREATMENTS: AN INTERNATIONAL PERSPECTIVE
 
Rehm, L.P., University of Houston, USA
 
Around the world in recent years there has been a movement in the health professions to base practice on empirically supported modes of assessment and intervention. This movement has occurred in medicine generally, and in psychiatry and psychology. In the USA the Society of Clinical Psychology of the American Psychological Association has proposed a list of psychological interventions that meet certain criteria for empirical support. In other countries different approaches have been taken to recommending general approaches or specific techniques to psychological problems. Gradually cross-national and cross-cultural outcome studies are beginning to establish the generality of these interventions.