A client recently came to me enquiring if I do a certain type of therapy they had heard about!
I responded saying I only use “Evidence Based Therapies” but thought I would take the opportunity to do some research.
I was shocked to find some scathing comments about the suggested therapy and the person who sells the therapy online globally to Therapists and individual’s.
This is not the first time I have discovered that many of the therapies offered out there at the moment have not been fully researched and are NOT EVIDENCE BASED,
Anyone can Trademark a product and sell it our there on the internet. (The trademark symbol ™ is a symbol to indicate that the preceding mark is a trademark, specifically an unregistered trademark. It complements the registered trademark symbol, ®, which is reserved for trademarks registered with an appropriate government agency) Use of the trademark symbol indicates an assertion that a word, image, or other sign is a trademark; it does not indicate registration or impart enhanced protections.
Therapy is a slow and costly procedure, there are no quick fixes! That’s why I only offer EVIDENCE BASED therapies here at my practice.
I like to get to know my clients and have some history and medical background before I commence a suggested treatment plan, that’s why I don’t do online group therapy. I have tried it and it does not work. I like to engage with my clients and listen to them individually so I can really get to the heart of the problem.
So please, please before spending your had earned cash, do some research, all the information and research is out there, that’s why I often publish posts with links to actual RESEARCH PAPERS, so you can read for yourself and that its not just my own opinion.
How do you know if research is evidence based? Typically you can tell if there are the words “journal“, “review” or “quarterly” in the title and the source of the publication is from an academic source (a university press, for example).
This definition of EBM requires integration of three major components for medical decision making: 1) the best external evidence
2) individual practitioner’s clinical expertise, and
3) patients’ preference.
GOOGLE IT BEFORE YOU COMMIT
Linda – Always by your side