Overlooked Ethical Problems Associated With the Research and Practice of Evidence-Based Treatments

  title={Overlooked Ethical Problems Associated With the Research and Practice of Evidence-Based Treatments},
  author={Enrico Gnaulati},
  journal={Journal of Humanistic Psychology},
  pages={653 - 668}
  • E. Gnaulati
  • Published 15 September 2018
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Journal of Humanistic Psychology
Proponents of evidence-based treatments (EBTs) have directed complaints of potential unethical practice against psychotherapists who refrain from using EBTs as first-line interventions for a range of psychiatric disorders on the grounds that these treatments should be given priority because of their exceptional scientific backing. This article counters these claims and highlights core ethical concerns associated with the research and practice of EBT itself; namely, the appropriateness of… 

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