International Journal of
Psychology and Counselling

  • Abbreviation: Int. J. Psychol. Couns.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 2141-2499
  • DOI: 10.5897/IJPC
  • Start Year: 2009
  • Published Articles: 213

Full Length Research Paper

Comparison of the effectiveness of family therapy based on rational emotive behavioral therapy (REBT) and person centered theraphy (PCT) on self-differentiation among divorce applicant clients

  Naser Yoosefi    
Faculty of Literature and Humanities, University of Kurdistan, Iran. 
Email: [email protected]

  •  Accepted: 01 November 2011
  •  Published: 31 December 2011



This study was aimed to compare the effectiveness of the rational-emotive-behavioral therapy (R.E.B.T) and Person-centered therapy (PCT) on self-differentiation among divorced applicant clients. All divorced applicant clients in Sanandaj counseling center were considered as the population under study, 112 of whom were selected through stratified random sampling method for self-differentiation. From those diagnosed with differentiation of self inventory-2 (DSI-2), 42 subjects were randomly assigned to three groups (14 subjects in each group), therefore, three groups were formed; PCT, REBT, and control group. The recovery indices (dependent variables) employed were the subjects of self-differentiation, which were measured twice before and after interventions of (DSI-2 scale). The results showed that REBT and PCT were effective on self-differentiation. Also, they were influential in recovery and self-differentiation in the following up stage.


Key words: Self-differentiation, person-centered therapy (PCT), rational-emotive-behavioral therapy (REBT).