101415: Energy Psychology: A Review of the Preliminary Evidence

About the Course:

This paper is a free download that provides an overview of the preliminary evidence in the emerging field of energy psychology and surveys a range of studies in energy psychology and related fields, considering efficacy, procedures, mechanisms, plus indications and contraindications for an energy approach to psychological issues. It also describes basic concepts underlying energy psychology protocols, plus summarizes 8 anecdotal reports, systematic observations, and case studies of EP, uncontrolled outcome studies, and details 7 controlled trials testing energy psychology (EP) methods. It is scheduled for publication in Psychotherapy: Theory, Research, Practice, Training.

Author

David Feinstein, Ph.D.

About the Author:

Dr. Feinstein is a clinical psychologist who has done pioneering work in the areas of personal mythology and energy psychology. Author of 7 books and over 50 professional papers, he has taught at The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and Antioch College. His multi-media Energy Psychology Interactive self-study training program was a recipient of the Outstanding Contribution Award from the Association for Comprehensive Energy Psychology. He is a member of the American Psychological Association, and the Association for Comprehensive Energy Psychology.

Recommended For:

This course is recommended for health care professionals, especially psychologists, counselors, social workers, and nurses who seek knowledge about (children’s behavior problems and intervention strategies). It is appropriate for (an introductory level, an intermediate level, an advanced level, introductory to intermediate levels, intermediate to advanced levels, all levels) of participants’ knowledge.

Course Objectives:

  1. Identify 4 common elements of Energy Psychology approaches.

  2. List 3 reasons there are controversies among psychotherapists regarding EP.

  3. Name 3 conditions for which anecdotal reports, systematic observation, & case studies have resulted in claims of positive treatment outcomes with EP.

  4. List 4 peer-reviewed studies that support the efficacy of EP.

  5. Cite 4 specific examples of superior results from controlled clinical trials comparing EP and another treatment condition.

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