Anxiety difficulties are an increasingly important focus for person-centered-experiential
(PCE) psychotherapies. I summarize a meta-analysis of 19 outcome studies of PCE therapies for anxiety, most commonly supportive or person-centered therapies (PCT) carried out by
cognitive behavior therapy (CBT) researchers. The results indicate large pre-post change but a clear inferiority to CBT. I then summarize promising early results from an ongoing study of
PCT and EFT for social anxiety, which show large amounts of pre-post change for both forms
of PCE therapy but substantially more change for clients in the EFT condition.
The tPeP (Journal Person-centered experiential Psychotherapy) is the scientific journal for Dutch and Flemish psychotherapists, psychologists, and psychiatrists, that work from, or are interested in a client-centered perspective.