In July 2012, ACEP submitted another application and was quietly informed four months later that this application had been approved. ACEP can now offer courses in energy psychology.
Why the reversal? In a word, evidence. While the APA no doubt did not miss the passion in the applicant’s convictions, its CE Committee was not persuaded by the empirical support ACEP presented in its earlier applications. In the four years between ACEP’s previous application and the one that was recently accepted, 39 of 39 studies or reports published in peer-reviewed journals investigating EFT or Thought Field Therapy (TFT) found positive clinical outcomes (Feinstein, 2012). The same literature search produced a total of 51 peer-reviewed papers, but only 12 of them had appeared in peer-reviewed journals prior to ACEP’s earlier application in August 2008.
Citation: Feinstein, D. (2008b) Energy psychology in disaster relief. Traumatology 141:1, 124-137. Click here to read Abstract and Full Paper PDF http://goo.gl/QroU64 Thee following is an expanded version of a paper published in the journal Traumatology (Vol. 14, Issue 1, Pages 124-137, March 2008). Abstract Energy psychology utilizes cognitive operations such as imaginal exposure to traumatic memories… Read More »
David Feinstein on the Rapid Treatment Relief of PTSD with the Use of Acupoint Tapping Citation: Feinstein, David. (2010). Rapid Treatment of PTSD: Why Psychological Exposure with Acupoint Tapping May Be Effective. Psychotherapy: Theory, Research, Practice, Training, 47(3), 385-402. Click here to read Abstract and Full Paper PDF. http://goo.gl/dzmp8l Abstract Combining brief psychological exposure with… Read More »
Exploring Ethical and Clinical Guidelines for Energy Medicine Practices Citation: Feinstein, D., Moore, D. & Teplitz, D. (2012). Addressing Emotional Blocks to Healing in an Energy Medicine Practice: Ethical and Clinical Guidelines. Energy Psychology Journal 4(1). doi: 10.9769/EPJ.2012.4.1.DF.DM.DT Click here to view Abstract http://goo.gl/F3NM99 Abstract As the impact of emotional factors on physical health is… Read More »
Paper Explores the Possibility that Non-Invasive Somatic Interventions (i.e. Tapping Techniques) Alter Gene Expression Citation: Feinstein, D., & Church, D. (2010). Modulating Gene Expression through Psychotherapy: The Contribution of Non-Invasive Somatic Interventions. Review of General Psychology,14(4), 283 – 195. © 2010, American Psychological Association. Note: This article may not exactly replicate the copy-edited version published… Read More »
This is the first large scale report of studies exploring the effectiveness of Energy Psychology tapping for individuals in South America for anxiety disorders. This report includes digitized EEG brain scans demonstrating that both symptomatic and brainwave changes occurred with EP methods.
Citation: Feinstein, D. (2008). Energy Psychology: A Review of the Preliminary Evidence. Psychotherapy: Theory, Research, Practice, Training. 45(2), 199-213. Click here for Abstract and Full Paper PDF http://goo.gl/YAHQl8 Abstract Energy psychology utilizes imaginal and narrative-generated exposure, paired with interventions that reduce hyperarousal through acupressure and related techniques. According to practitioners, this leads to treatment outcomes… Read More »
An excellent discussion of the controversies involved in exploring the research and application of Energy Psychology and EFT Tapping methodologies authored by David Feinstein.