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.
Recent interviews with three founders of ACT make little reference to evidence, but a lot of reaching for roles as gurus, not as trainers in an evidence-based therapy.
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.