Empirically Validated Treatments (EVTs)
Empirically validated treatments (EVTs) are therapeutic techniques that have been scientifically tested multiple times and have been shown to be valid and effective. EVTs have undergone an empirical investigation and have repeatedly shown valid results as being effective as a type of treatment. Therapists who use EVTs know these treatments have been scientifically tested in a rigorous manner and have been validated many times. For example, both cognitive and behavioral therapy have been shown to be EVTs by the scientific community.