Psychiatric Clinics of North America

Where Is the Evidence for “Evidence-Based” Therapy?

Jonathan Shedler
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Abstracts

The term evidence-based therapy is a de facto code word for manualized therapy, most often brief cognitive behavior therapy and its variants. It is widely asserted that "evidence-based" therapy is scientifically proven, superior to other forms of psychotherapy, and the gold standard of care. Research findings do not support such assertions. Research on evidence-based therapies demonstrates that they are weak treatments. They have not shown superiority to other forms of psychotherapy, few patients get well, and treatment benefits do not last. Questionable research practices create a distorted picture of the actual benefits of these therapies.

Palabras clave
Revista académica
Psychiatric Clinics of North America
Autor
Año de publicación
2018
Volumen
41
Número de páginas
319-329,
Numero ISSN
0193-953X
DOI
10.1016/j.psc.2018.02.001

APA citation

Shedler, J. (2018). Where Is the Evidence for “Evidence-Based” Therapy?. Psychiatric Clinics Of North America, 41, 319-329, . https://doi.org/10.1016/j.psc.2018.02.001