The power of theory in an empirical world
Let me close with a clinical example. I thought the emergence of EMDR several years ago was an embarrassment to the field. I viewed it as wild theory and bizarre practice without an empirical basis. The data subsequently came in supporting EMDR as a clinical practice. Some experts now surmise that EMDR is another form of the exposure model, an anxiety-reduction technique comparable to other types of CBT. Others suspect EMDR fits better within the literature on information processing. In any case, while research studies continue, experts will debate the best theoretical framework for encompassing our findings to date. [Excerpt]
Original Work Citation
Jones, E. (2019, September 11). The power of theory in an empirical world. Behavioral Healthcare Executive. Retrieved from https://www.psychcongress.com/article/power-theory-empirical-world on 9/12/2019
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