REBT AND ADVANCED TECHNOLOGIES: A SYNOPSIS
Professor Daniel David, Ph.D.
Recently, REBT has merged with advanced technologies to better and innovatively address various problems (e.g., human optimization, health promotion/prevention of mental disorders, and treatment). We present several prototype approaches in which the psychological treatments were informed by both REBT and technology. Additional trials are published, ongoing, and/or planned.
This is an ongoing trial using REBT-based web/game to counter depressive symptoms.
The trial protocol has been published:
- Giosan, C., Cobeanu, O., Mogoase, C., Szentagotai, A., Muresan, V, & Boian, R. (2017). Reducing depressive symptomatology with a smartphone app: study protocol for a randomized, placebo-controlled trial. Trials, 18,215. The full text is available here
The pilot trial has been published:
- Burton, C., Szentagotai, A., McKinstry, B., Matheson, C., Matu, S., Moldovan, R., Macnab, M., Farrow, E., David, D., Pagliari, C., Serrano-Blanco, A., Wolters, M.; Help4Mood Consortium ((2016). Pilot randomised controlled trial of Help4Mood, an embodied virtual agent-based system to support treatment of depression. Journal of Telemedicine and Telecare, 22(6), 348-55. doi: 10.1177/1357633X15609793. Epub 2015 Oct 9.
For a presentation movie please see here
- INTERNET-BASED: REBT/CBT for Social Anxiety
The trial has been published:
- Tulbure, B., Szentagotai, A., David, O., Stefan, S., Mansson, K., David, D., & Andersson, G. (2015). Internet-Delivered Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy for Social Anxiety Disorder in Romania: A Randomized Controlled Trial, PLoS One, 10(5): e0123997. The full text is available here
This is a self-help REBT-based app for emotion regulation. A testing trial is currently ongoing.
This is an REBT-based game to promote emotional resilience in children and adolescents. The trial is ongoing.
This is an REBT-based virtual reality psychological treatment for anxiety disorders (e.g.,
flight anxiety). The trial is currently ongoing.