Evidence based practice

On APA’s recommendation for treating trauma

The American Psychological Association recently recommended only one form of treatment for people with post traumatic stress disorder, saying that it is the only one that is “evidence based.” Jonathan Shedler, the author of the following article, is a renowned researcher on therapeutic outcomes and a harsh critic of APA’s recommendation, as well as much of the empirically weak base for much of what is supposedly “evidence based.” I recommend this clear little article by Shedler, with whom I could not agree more.