Aims and scope

The Journal of Rational-Emotive and Cognitive Behavior Therapy is an international journal that publishes scholarly original papers concerning Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy (REBT), Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT), behavior therapy, cognitive-behavioral hypnosis, and hypnotherapy, clinical and counseling psychology, psychiatry, mental health counseling, and allied areas of science and practice. The journal encourages scholarly debate amongst professionals involved in practice, theory, research, and training in all areas of scholarship relevant to REBT and CBT. The Journal is particularly interested in articles that define clinical practice and research and theoretical articles that have direct clinical applications. The Journal seeks theoretical discussions and literature reviews on the cognitive bases of the development and alleviation of emotional, behavioral, interpersonal, personality, and addictive disorders. We consider submissions on the applications of REBT and CBT to new areas of practice and client populations. The Journal considers the term Cognitive Behavior Therapy to represent a generic, overriding category or school of psychotherapy approaches that includes many different theories and techniques. The journals encourages research that clearly identifies the specific hypothetical constructs and techniques being measured, tested, and discussed, and the comparison of the relative influence of different cognitive processes, constructs, and techniques on emotional and behavioral disturbance. The Journal provides a timely introduction to unexplored avenues on the cutting edge of REBT and CBT research, theory, and practice.

The Journal publishes:

discussions of the philosophical foundations of psychotherapies


theoretical articles

original outcome research articles

brief research reports

original research on the support of theoretical models

development of scales to assess cognitive and affective constructs

research reviews

clinical practice reviews

empirically-based case studies

descriptions of innovative therapeutic techniques and procedures

advances in clinical training

literature reviews

book reviews

Under the guidance of an expanded, international editorial board consisting of acknowledged leaders in the field, the journal disseminates current, valuable information to researchers and practitioners in psychology, psychotherapy, psychiatry, mental health counseling, social work, education, and related fields.

Manuscripts usually are less than 35 pages, double-spaced, and using 11 or 12-point font. If the authors need more space to communicate their research or ideas, they should write to the editors to discuss this issue and provide a rationale why more than the commended number of pages is needed.

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