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 »
Citation: Church, D. (2013). Clinical EFT (Emotional Freedom Techniques) as Single Session Therapy: Cases, Research, Indications, and Cautions. In Capture the Moment: Single Session Therapy and Walk-In Service. (Michael Hoyt & Moshe Talmon, eds). Bethel, CT: Crown House. Abstract Clinical EFT (Emotion Freedom Techniques) is an evidence-based practice that combines elements of exposure and cognitive… Read More »
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 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.
Citation: Lane, J. (2009). The Neurochemistry of Counterconditioning: Acupressure Desensitization in Psychotherapy. Energy Psychology: Theory, Research, & Treatment, 1(1), 31-44. Click here for the Abstract and Full Paper http://goo.gl/j63DTu Abstract A growing body of literature indicates that imaginal exposure, paired with acupressure, reduces midbrain hyper-arousal and counter-conditions anxiety and traumatic memories. Recent research indicates that… Read More »
Citation: Hui, K,K.S., Liu, J., Makris N., Gollub, R., Chen. A., Moore, C.I., Kennedy, D.N., Rosen, B.R., Kwong, K.K., (2000) Acupuncture modulates the limbic system and subcortical gray structures of the human brain: Evidence from fMRI studies in normal subjects. Human Brain Mapping Vol. 9, Issue 1, p. 13–25, 2000 To view Abstract, link here http://goo.gl/EBHVRn Abstract Acupuncture, an ancient… Read More »
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.
Citation: Feinstein, D. (2012). Acupoint Stimulation in Treating Psychological Disorders: Evidence of Efficacy. Review of General Psychology, 16(4), 364-380. doi:10.1037/a0028602 Click here for Abstract and Full Paper http://goo.gl/brTBAQ Abstract Energy psychology is a clinical and self-help modality that combines verbal and physical procedures for effecting therapeutic change. While utilizing established clinical methods such as exposure and… Read More »