Initiative Description: Rational emotive behavior therapy (REBT). Students with subclinical levels of anxiety and depression were randomly allocated into three groups; three individual REBT sessions, or three individual attentional placebo (ATP) sessions or no sessions (control).
Study Results: Reduced depression symptoms, anxiety and dysfunctional thinking. + Increased self-esteem and hope.
Reference: Saelid, G. A., & Nordahl, H. M. (2017). Rational emotive behavior therapy in high schools to educate in mental health and empower youth health. A randomized controlled study of a brief intervention. Cognitive Behavior Therapy, 46(3), 196-210.
Level of Evidence: Very Good