evidence for effectiveness of therapy

ACT Therapy

www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/ S0165032719313023?via%3Dihub
Howell, A. J., & Passmore, H. (2019). Acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) to reduce depression: A systematic review and meta-analysis. Journal of Affective Disorders, 260(1), 728-737. DOI: 10.1016/j.jad.2019.09.040

Levin, M.E., Haeger, J.A. and Pierce, B.G. (2016). ‘Web-Based Acceptance and Commitment Therapy for Mental Health Problems in College Students: A Randomized Controlled Trial’, Behavior Modification, 41:1.

CBT Therapy

Cristea & Hofmann (2018) outline the evidence base for CBT and argue that, whilst CBT is not perfect, it is the gold standard because it is the best standard that we have at the moment. www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/ pmc/articles/PMC5797481/?fbclid=IwAR3aaVJflkzabEn3-dd1_ ZCQBjKximg3qE0SFcVab2LQCQk8qAtjW-5pTEE

Dance Movement Therapy

The studies below are a fraction of the evidence available for dance move- ment therapy, but they indicate how it can help with executive function, memory and mood.


www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/ S014976341830664X?via%3Dihub

www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/ S1744388119300970?via%3Dihub

EMDR Therapy

Boudewyns, P. A., Stwertka, S. A., Hyer, L. A., Albrecht, S. A., & Sperr, E. V. (1993, February). ‘Eye movement desensitization for PTSD of combat: a treatment outcome pilot study’. The Behavior Therapist, 16(2), 30-33.
Shapiro, E. (2009). EMDR treatment of recent trauma. Journal of EMDR Practice and Research, 3(3), 141-151.

Expressive Writing Therapy

Mogk, C., Otte, S., Reinhold-Hurley, B., & Kröner-Herwig, B. (2006). ‘Health effects of expressive writing on stressful or traumatic expe- riences – a meta-analysis’. Psycho-social Medicine, 3, Doc06. www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2736499/

Park, D., Ramirez, G. and Beilock, S.L. (2014). ‘The role of expressive writing in math anxiety’. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Applied. 2014, 20:2, 103-111.

Online Therapy

Chakrabarti S. (2015). ‘Usefulness of telepsychiatry: A critical evaluation of videoconferencing-based approaches’. World Journal of Psychiatry, 5(3), 286–304. doi.org/10.5498/wjp.v5.i3.286

Epstein, R. (2019). ‘Distance therapy comes of age’. Scientific American.


Guille,C., Zhao, Z. and Krystal, J. (2015). ‘Web-based cognitive behavio- ral therapy intervention for the prevention of suicidal ideation in medical interns’, JAMA Psychiatry, 72:12, 1192-1198.

Simpson, S, Richardson, L, Pietrabissa, G, Castelnuovo, G, Reid,

C. ‘Videotherapy and therapeutic alliance in the age of COVID–19’. Clinical Psychology & Psychotherapy. 2020; 1– 13. doi.org/10.1002/cpp.2521

Luo, C., Sanger, N., Singhal, N., Pattrick, K., Shams, I., Shahid, H. (2020). ‘A comparison of electronically-delivered and face to face cognitive behavioural therapies in depressive disorders: A systematic review and meta-analysis’. EClinicalMedicine, Vol. 24, 100442, July 1,


Zwerenz, R., Becker, J., Knickenberg, R.J., Siepmann, M., Hagen, K. and Beutel, M.E. (2017). ‘Online self-help as an add-on to inpatient

psychotherapy: efficacy of a new blended treatment approach’. Psychotherapy and Psychosomatics, 86, 341-350.

Psychoanalytic Therapy


www.bpc.org.uk/download/696/Evidence-in-Support-of-Psychodynamic- Psychotherapy.pdf

Phone Therapy

psyche.co/ideas/telephone-therapy-is-convenient-and-it-works-lets-use- it-more

Critiques of Psychotherapy

digest.bps.org.uk/2017/03/20/have-we-overestimated-the-effectiveness- of-psychotherapy
www.theguardian.com/society/2017/feb/12/online-therapy-thousands-but- does-it-work