Psychotherapy is more effective today than it was 50 or even 25 years ago. Why? Because of research. In the United States, National Institutes of Health (NIH) and other agencies fund clinical trials of specific types of psychotherapy for various problems. One example of such a clinical psychotherapy trial can be seen in the work I have been involved with at Mount Sinai School of Medicine and Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center. We conducted a five-year study of cognitive-behavioral therapy, and our results were recently published in the Journal of Clinical Oncology. The work has gotten more attention lately after it was featured on a well done WABC-TV television news segment. Watch the televised report as aired on September 29, 2010.