NJPA statement reflects concerns of psychodynamic therapistswho fear the loss of their livelihood, insurance companies not funding their work, and the opportunity for clients to receive psychodynamic and other treatments that were not included. The statement also suggests that all treatments yield results and that RCT’s should not have been as strongly considered in the development of the Guideline.
Probing the claim a black, working-class man would have to call 80 psychotherapists to get an appointment.
Study of returned calls from psychotherapists for requests for first appointments got lots of attention in social media but were claims accurate?
How APA’s rating of acceptance and commitment therapy for psychosis got downgraded from “strong” to “modest” efficacy
My blog post a few years ago caused a downgrading of ACT for psychosis that stuck. This shows the meaninglessness of APA ratings of psychotherapies as evidence-supported.
Patients writing about their health condition were abused by a peer reviewer and silenced by The BMJ
Should patients submitting manuscripts concerning health conditions provide proof of their diagnoses, such as medical records or letters from their physicians? Should The BMJ apologize to these patients and their academic collaborator co-authors, given that no such apology has been forthcoming from the Action Editor?
Rosanne Cash: Resisting a diagnosis of medically unexplained symptoms, being found to have a brain tumor
Before being receiving surgery for a brain tumor, singer Rosanne Cash had to stand her ground against the false authority of professionals and quacks.
o Recently I was honored to join an esteemed group of international colleagues in writing to the Cochrane about the Collaboration’s inattention to conflicts of interest in reviews of psychotherapeutic interventions. The Collaboration has been particularly lax in dealing with conflicts of interest with respect to psychological interventions for “chronic fatigue syndrome” and medically unexplained […]
Simon Wessely's continued praise of PACE chronic fatigue syndrome trial suggest he is out of touch with current standards for clinical trials.
Why the American Psychological Association's call for papers reporting failed replications and null findings is a step back for efforts to improve the trustworthiness of clinical psychology.
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