On Saying No: Evidence Based Practice and the Hijacking of the Empirical
Advances in Descriptive Psychology, Vol. 9, p. 405, September 2010
22 Pages Posted: 11 Feb 2014
Date Written: 2010
Poorly framed descriptions of psychotherapy serve as a pretext for the requirement that the efficacy of therapy requires demonstration through randomized control trials. Such restriction involves an inadequate conceptualization of the nature of psychotherapeutic engagement but is an understandable reaction to the conceptual confusion that continues to exist in most theories of psychotherapy. Descriptive Psychology is offered as a partial antidote to this problematic state of affairs.
Keywords: Psychotherapy, Evidence Based Practice, Randomized Control Designs, Psychoanalysis, Descriptive Psychology
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