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Studies Showing Efficacy

Dekeyser, M., Prouty, G., Elliott, R. (in press). Pre-Therapy process and outcome: A review of research instruments and findings. Person-Centered and Experiential Psychotherapies.

Dinacci, A., (1997) Ricerca sperimentale sul trattamento psicologico dei pazienti schizofrenic con la Pre-Therapia. Dr. G. Prouty, Psychologia Della Persona, 2, (4) Maggio, Bologna Italy. Comparison of patients who received Pre-Therapy and those who did not. Raw data from Italy. Statistiical analysis in US showed excellent results in comparisons.
Prouty, G., (1994) Pre-therapy as a Theoretical System, In: Theoretical
Evolutions In Person-Centered / Experiential Therapy- Applications to
Schizophrenic and Retarded Psychoses. Evidence to support existence
of contact functions (construct validity).

DeVre,R., (1992) MA Thesis, Dept of Psychology, University of Ghent, Ghent Belgium, Illustrates reliability of Pre-Therapy measuring  scale.

Prouty, G. (1990) A Theoretical Evolution in Person-Centered / Experiential Psychotherapy of Schizophrenia and Retardation. In: Client-Centered and Experiential Psychotherpy in the Nineties.  Lietaer, G., Rombauts, Van Balen, R., (Eds), Leuven, Leuven University  Press, p 645. Exploratory study (1year) showing client increases in reality, affective and communicative processes.

Hinterkopf, Elfie;  Prouth, Garry;  Brunswick, Les. (1979)  A Pilot Study of Pre Therapy Method Applied to Chronic Schizophrenic patients. Psychosocial Rehabilitation Journal. Vol 3(3), (Fall) 1979, 11-19.