Patients and therapists should ignore new guidelines for treating trauma

A recent article authored by famed Dr Jonathan Shedler, titled "Selling Bad Therapy to Trauma Victims", makes a bold and critical statement detailing the issues surrounding foundational problems with Randomised-Controlled Trials in psychological research.  This was in response to recent guidelines for treating psychological trauma by the American Psychological Association. 

Dr Shedler advised that "patients and therapists would be wise to ignore them".  Hear what he has to say in his compelling arguments, and as a practising psychologist and critical reader, I'd recommend this article to anyone who does work or consistently treats individuals suffering trauma.

Find the article here: 

https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/psychologically-minded/201711/selling-bad-therapy-trauma-victims

Have a gander and do reflect on our own psychological practice.  A kind reminder to read and be critical, and not be judgmental (if you can).