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David Feinstein

Words to Tap By: The Use of Language in Energy Psychology Protocols

September 26, 2019

Citation: Feinstein, D., Words to Tap By: The Use of Language in Energy Psychology Protocols, Journal of Energy Psychology, Volume 11, Number 1, May 2019, p. 2-16, Abstract Most Energy Psychology protocols include a component in which the client is guided in the use of personally tailored wording related to a target problem or goal. These… Read More »

Energy psychology: Efficacy, speed, mechanisms

February 21, 2019

Citation:  Feinstein, D, Energy psychology: Efficacy, speed, mechanisms, EXPLORE: The Journal of Science and Healing, Elsevier, Nov. 15, 2018 This paper has been published as Open Access and can be retrieved and freely downloaded by Clicking Here Abstract: The most well known forms of “energy psychology” combine cognitive and exposure techniques with the stimulation of selected acupuncture points (acupoints) by… Read More »

Acupoint Stimulation In Treating Psychological Disorders: Evidence Of Efficacy

January 13, 2019

Citation: Feinstein, D. (2012). Acupoint stimulation in treating psychological disorders: Evidence of Efficacy. Review of General Psychology. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1037/a0028602 Click here to read Abstract and Full Paper PDF http://goo.gl/brTBAQ (Note: This version may not exactly replicate the version published in the APA journal. It is not the “copy of record.”) Abstract Energy… Read More »

Emotional Freedom Techniques to Treat Posttraumatic Stress Disorder in Veterans: Review of the Evidence, Survey of Practitioners, and Proposed Clinical Guidelines

January 6, 2019

Citation: Church, D., Stern, S., Boath, E., Stewart, A., Feinstein, D., & Clond, M. (2017). Emotional Freedom Techniques to Treat Posttraumatic Stress Disorder in Veterans: Review of the Evidence, Survey of Practitioners, and Proposed Clinical Guidelines. The Permanente journal, 21, 16-100. Full Paper: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5499602/ Abstract: Background High prevalence rates of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in active military and veterans… Read More »

Guidelines for the Treatment of PTSD Using Clinical EFT (Emotional Freedom Techniques)

December 12, 2018

Citation: Church, D.; Stapleton, P.; Mollon, P.; Feinstein, D.; Boath, E.; Mackay, D.; Sims, R. Guidelines for the Treatment of PTSD Using Clinical EFT (Emotional Freedom Techniques). Healthcare 2018, 6, 146. Abstract: Clinical EFT (Emotional Freedom Techniques) is an evidence-based method that combines acupressure with elements drawn from cognitive and exposure therapies. The approach has been validated… Read More »

Energy Psychology in the Treatment of PTSD: Psychobiology and Clinical Principles

December 10, 2017

Citation Church, Dawson; Feinstein, David. Excerpted from Psychology of Trauma, edited by Thijs Van Leeuwen and Marieke Brouwer, © 2013, Nova Science Publishers, Inc. Abstract Energy Psychology (EP) protocols use elements of established therapies such as exposure and cognitive processing and combine them with the stimulation of acupuncture points. EP methods such as EFT (Emotional… Read More »

Empirically Supported Psychological Treatments: The Challenge of Evaluating Clinical Innovations

December 10, 2017

Citation Church, D., Feinstein, D., Palmer-Hoffman, J., Stein, P. K., & Tranguch, A. (2014). Empirically supported psychological treatments: The challenge of evaluating clinical innovations. Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease, 202(10), 699-709. Abstract Clear and transparent standards are required to establish whether a therapeutic method is “evidence based.” Even when research demonstrates a method to… Read More »

The Efficacy of Acupoint Stimulation in the Treatment of Psychological Distress: A Meta-Analysis

June 12, 2015

Newly released March 2015 meta analysis if EFT acupoint stimulation studies performed at Murdoch University: The Efficacy of Acupoint Stimulation in the Treatment of Psychological Distress: A Meta-Analysis offers a valuable current analysis of the RCT studies and offers useful feedback to help direct future EFT research.

The Case for Energy Psychology: Snake Oil or Designer Tool for Neural Change?

May 25, 2015

The Case for Energy Psychology: Snake Oil or Designer Tool for Neural Change? is an article published in the Psychotherapy Networker by David Feinstein and offers a more personal view of his journey into the world of tapping methods such as EFT and TFT.