Power Therapies and Possible Threats to the Science of Psychology and Psychiatry

@article{Devilly2005PowerTA,
  title={Power Therapies and Possible Threats to the Science of Psychology and Psychiatry},
  author={Grant James Devilly},
  journal={Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry},
  year={2005},
  volume={39},
  pages={437 - 445}
}
  • G. Devilly
  • Published 1 June 2005
  • Psychology
  • Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry
Objective: Advocates of new therapies frequently make bold claims regarding therapeutic effectiveness, particularly in response to disorders which have been traditionally treatmentrefractor y. This paper reviews a collection of new therapies collectively self-termed ‘The Power Therapies’, outlining their proposed procedures and the evidence for and against their use. These therapies are then put to the test for pseudoscientific practice. Method: Therapies were included which self-descr ibe… 
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