An update of the 2006 systematic review of the literature examining the efficacy of a broad range of psychological interventions for the ICD-10 mental disorders has been undertaken to support the delivery of psychological services under government mental health initiatives. Delivery of evidence-based psychological interventions by appropriately trained mental health professionals is seen as best practice for Australian psychological service delivery. Therefore, keeping abreast of new developments in the treatment of mental disorders is crucial to best practice.
Many psychological interventions have not yet been empirically investigated because they do not lend themselves to study under existing research paradigms. The body of evidence-based research will continue to expand over time as the barriers to conducting systematic evaluations of the effectiveness of various interventions are identified and new research methodologies are developed. This review reflects the current state of research knowledge.
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