Schwartz, W. / Published 2010 / Article
Citation: Schwartz, W. (2010). On saying “no”: Evidence based practice and the hijacking of the empirical. In K. E. Davis, F. Lubuguin, & W. Schwartz (Eds.), Advances in Descriptive Psychology: Vol.9 (pp. 453-474). Ann Arbor, MI: Descriptive Psychology Press.
Abstract: Poorly framed descriptions of psychotherapy serve as a pretext for the requirement that the efficacy of therapy requires demonstration through randomized control trials. Such restriction involves an inadequate conceptualization of the nature of psychotherapeutic engagement but is an understandable reaction to the conceptual confusion that continues to exist in most theories of psychotherapy. Descriptive Psychology is offered as a partial antidote to this problematic state of affairs.