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Control Therapy

  1. Deane H. Shapiro1,
  2. John A. Astin2,
  3. Shauna L. Shapiro3,
  4. Elizabeth Soucar4,
  5. Craig Santree5

Published Online: 30 JAN 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9780470479216.corpsy0227

Corsini Encyclopedia of Psychology

Corsini Encyclopedia of Psychology

How to Cite

Shapiro, D. H., Astin, J. A., Shapiro, S. L., Soucar, E. and Santree, C. 2010. Control Therapy. Corsini Encyclopedia of Psychology. 1–3.

Author Information

  1. 1

    University of California, School of Medicine, Irvine

  2. 2

    California Pacific Medical Center

  3. 3

    Santa Clara University

  4. 4

    Penndel Mental Health Center, Penndel, CA

  5. 5

    VA Puget Sound Health Care System, Seattle Division

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 30 JAN 2010


Control Therapy is an integrated approach to psychotherapy and health care that combines theory, research, and practice. Its theory, test construction, and interventions have been developed and empirically tested over a 25-year period involving research and clinical work with thousands of individuals in more than a dozen countries.


  • control therapy;
  • self-control;
  • psychotherapy;
  • behavioral health;
  • psychological heatlh