Documents on Empirically Supported Treatments by Chambless and Colleagues

NOTE: For information about the current work of the task force, now called the Committee on Science and Practice, please contact its present chair, David Klonsky, at There is a new version of the list of empirically supported treatments available at

I. Publications of the Division 12 Task Force on Promotion & Dissemination of Psychological Procedures and the Division 12 Task Force on Psychological Interventions.
These documents may be downloaded from the web site which follows.

Web site:
Task Force on Promotion and Dissemination of Psychological Procedures (1995). Training in and dissemination of empirically validated treatments: Report and recommendations. The Clinical Psychologist, 48(1), 3 - 23.   Chambless, D. L., Sanderson, W. C., Shoham, V., Bennett Johnson, S., Pope, K. S., Crits-Christoph, P., Baker, M., Johnson, B., Woody, S. R., Sue, S., Beutler, L., Williams, D. A., & McCurry, S. (1996). An update on empirically validated therapies. The Clinical Psychologist, 49, 5 -18.   Chambless, D. L., Baker, M. J., Baucom, D. H., Beutler, L. E., Calhoun, K. S., Crits-Christoph, P., Daiuto, A., DeRubeis, R., Detweiler, J., Haaga, D. A. F., Bennett Johnson, S., McCurry, S., Mueser, K. T., Pope, K. S., Sanderson, W. C., Shoham, V., Stickle, T., Williams, D. A., & Woody, S. R. (1998). Update on empirically validated therapies, II. The Clinical Psychologist, 51(1), 3 - 16.


 II. Documents available by e-mailing I will mail these to you as e-mail attachments unless you specify otherwise.

Chambless, D. L. (2002). Beware the dodo bird: The dangers of overgeneralization. Clinical Psychology: Science and Practice, 9, 13-16.

Chambless, D. L. (2002). Identification of empirically supported counseling psychology interventions: Commentary. The Counseling Psychologist, 30, 302-308.

Chambless, D. L. (1996). In defense of dissemination of empirically supported psychological interventions. Clinical Psychology: Science and Practice, 3, 230-235. 

Chambless, D. L., & Hollon, S. (1998). Defining empirically supported therapies. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 66, 7-18.

Chambless, D. L., & Ollendick, T. H. (2001). Empirically supported psychological interventions: Controversies and evidence. Annual Review of Psychology, 52, 685-716.

 Stewart, R. E., & Chambless, D. L. (2007). Does psychotherapy research inform treatment decisions in private practice? Journal of Clinical Psychology, 63, 267-281.

III. Other

Please see the journal issue for this special section. A copy of this issue (February, 1998) of the journal may be ordered from the American Psychological Association, Order Dept., 750 First Street, NE, Washington, DC 20002-4242. I think the charge is $25.00.

Kendall, P. C., & Chambless, D. L. (1998). Empirically supported psychological therapies. Special section of Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 66, 3-167.

IV. Web site for consumer information on empirically supported treatments: