Huge study in Sweden finds that CBT often doesn't work on anxiety and depression and can make the problems much worse: REVOLUTION IN SWEDISH MENTAL HEALTH PRACTICE: THE COGNITIVE BEHAVIORAL THERAPY MONOPOLY GIVES WAY Please don't flame me, I'm just reporting the study.
Three years ago, while I was at the at the Olympus Women's Spa celebrating the publication of EMDR Solutions II, a woman in the same jacuzzi interrupted my conversation to attack me about my obvious misperceptions about EMDR. "Everybody knows it doesn't work . . . it's woo-woo-bullshit . . . and it's just exposure
Paul Matiuzzi's blog post nails the controversary about "empirically-based treatment" for therapists: Read it here: http://everydaypsychology.com/2011/09/yale-psychologist-calls-for-end-of.html Empirically-based research is a helpful guide to what works for some people some of the time. I absolutely follow the research in my field. But if something doesn't work for the client in front of you, you must try