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The Non-Superiority of CBT

psychotherapyresearchOkay, this post isn’t really about humanistic therapy. But if the sun is to shine on the beautiful flower of our therapy, we’re going to need to trim that hegemonic bush.

Wapold et al. have a paper in the January (2017) issue of Pyschotherapy Research called, “In pursuit of truth: A critical examination of meta-analyses of cognitive behavior therapy.”

The authors bring to light four confounding factors that neutralize the meta-analysts’ conclusions: “Meta-analytic evidence for the superiority of CBT in the three meta-analysis are nonexistent or weak.”

I found full-text access at scottdmiller.com. (Dr. Miller is a co-author.)