Most Effective Psychotherapies

Large effectiveness:

1.38 Psychoanalysis
1.26 Exposure and Response Prevention
1.22 Psychodynamic Psychotherapy
1.14 Parent-child Interaction Therapy
1.01 Schema Therapy
1.00 Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA)
0.95 Dialectical Behavior Therapy
0.94 Interpersonal Psychotherapy
0.93 Emotional Freedom Techniques
0.89 Transference Focused Psychotherapy
0.85 Intensive Short-term Dynamic Psychotherapy
0.80 Solution-focused Brief Therapy

Moderate to Large effectiveness:

0.77 Prolonged Exposure Therapy
0.73 Cognitive Therapy

Moderate effectiveness:

0.69 Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR)
0.66 Group Therapy
0.63 Adventure Therapy
0.58 Mindfulness-based Cognitive Therapy
0.57 Biofeedback
0.54 Wilderness Therapy
0.54 Existential Therapy
0.51 Parent Management Training

Small to Moderate effectiveness:

0.49 Positive Psychology
0.49 Music Therapy
0.49 Family Constellations
0.48 Systemic Therapy
0.47 Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
0.46 Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
0.45 Compassion-focused Therapy
0.42 Mindfulness-based Stress Reduction

Small effectiveness:

0.42 Dance Movement Therapy
0.38 Motivational Interviewing
0.38 Play Therapy
0.37 Positive Psychotherapy
0.37 Social Therapy
0.31 Family Therapy
0.30 Holotropic Breathwork
0.24 Brief Psychotherapy

 

 

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