Future Research Directions for REBT

  • Daniel O. DavidEmail author
  • Silviu A. Matu
  • Ioana R. Podina
  • Răzvan M. Predatu


This chapter will build on the available evidence regarding Rational Emotive and Behavior Therapy (REBT) theory and practice and will outline future directions that research should follow in order to strengthen its status as an evidence-based approach to mental health promotion. The chapter will discuss in depth the challenges that should be overcomed, as well as the opportunities that stem from the integration with emerging fields such as cognitive neurosciences, genetics, technological developments, and cross-cultural research. The discussion will illustrate how these avenues could be used to strengthen the evidence-base for both REBT theory and applications, as well as developing more effective interventions for promoting mental health across multiple contexts.


REBT Process-based REBT Pharmacotherapy Prevention and health promotion Therapeutic change Technology Psychotherapy integration Cross-cultural psychology 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Daniel O. David
    • 1
    • 2
    Email author
  • Silviu A. Matu
    • 1
  • Ioana R. Podina
    • 3
  • Răzvan M. Predatu
    • 4
  1. 1.Department of Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy and The International Institute for the Advanced Studies of Psychotherapy and Applied Mental HealthBabeș-Bolyai UniversityCluj-NapocaRomania
  2. 2.Department of Oncological SciencesIcahn School of Medicine at Mount SinaiNew YorkUSA
  3. 3.Laboratory of Cognitive Clinical Sciences, Department of PsychologyUniversity of BucharestBucharestRomania
  4. 4.Evidence-Based Assessment and Psychological Interventions Doctoral School and The International Institute for the Advanced Studies of Psychotherapy and Applied Mental HealthBabeș-Bolyai UniversityCluj-NapocaRomania

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