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ERIC Number: EJ911995
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 43
ISSN: ISSN-1546-2781
Psychological Treatments to Avoid
Thomason, Timothy C.
Alabama Counseling Association Journal, v36 n1 p39-48 Fall 2010
Certain psychological treatments should be avoided, and a list of such treatments would provide valuable guidance for counselors, as well as potential clients. It is well established that some therapies are potentially dangerous, and some fringe therapies are highly unlikely to help clients beyond a placebo effect. This article provides an overview of the need for lists of such treatments, cautions about such lists, and examples of lists of therapies that should be avoided because they are unsafe and/or highly unlikely to be effective. (Contains 1 table.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Counselors
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A