Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapy



Leading Article

POWER THERAPIES: EVIDENCE VS MIRACULOUS CLAIMS


Gerald M. Rosen a1c1, Jeffey M.  Lohr a2, Richard J. McNally a3 and James D. Herbert a4
a1 University of Washington, U.S.A.
a2 University of Arkansas, U.S.A.
a3 Harvard University, U.S.A.
a4 Allegheny University of the Health Sciences, U.S.A.

Abstract

Poole, de Jongh and Spector ask for empirical research rather than emotive arguments when evaluating EMDR. When one applies this standard, Poole et al.’s remaining points are devoid of substance. EMDR, like other Power Therapies, is a “miracle” cure that has failed.


Key Words: EMDR; PTSD; placebo; sham therapies.

Correspondence:
c1 Reprint requests to Gerald M. Rosen, Cabrini Medical Tower, 901 Boren Avenue, Suite 1910, Seattle, WA 98104, U.S.A.


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