• April 10, 2018
  • 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm
  • Lobby
    CIIS
    1453 Mission St
    San Francisco, CA
Add to Calendar 04/10/2018 6:30 pm 04/10/2018 8:00 pm America/Los_Angeles Where is the 'Evidence' in Evidence-based Therapy? Where is the 'Evidence' in Evidence-based Therapy? PsyD Clinical Psychology Faculty Talks Spring 2018 Lobby
CIIS
1453 Mission St
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A talk by Jonathan Shedler, PhD

We are bombarded with messages from policy makers, health insurers, and academic researchers that "evidence-based therapy" (a code word for brief CBT) is scientifically proven, superior to psychoanalytic therapy, and the gold standard of care. The evidence rests on a house of cards. Research actually shows that these treatments are ineffective. Benefits are trivial, patients do not get well, and even the trivial benefits do not last.

Dr. Shedler will discuss the flawed evidence behind "evidence-based" therapy, and how research findings are routinely misrepresented to give the false impression that the treatments are effective. He will also discuss the biases built into research studies that render their findings clinically meaningless. Attendees will come away with the "ammo" to respond to critics of relationship-based therapy.

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