Summarize this article: Wampold, B. E., Kuldhir, B. (2004). Attending to the Omissions: An Historical Examination of Evidenced-Based Practice Movements. Professional Psychology: Research and Practice. 36(6), 563-570.
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For me, the authors depict how some research is a two-way street: both a shining path to success in therapy but also a potentially dark, dangerous ally where one can fail. In other words, the authors show how evidence-based movements are not 100% helpful for therapists; instead, they tend to embody pitfalls such as "(a) overemphasize treatments and treatment differences and (b) ignore aspects of psychotherapy that have been shown to be related to outcome, such as variation among psychologists, the relationship, and other common factors."
Thus, the article clarifies for me that it is vital for therapists not to just jump on every therapeutic or intervention bandwagon, but to thoroughly try to "understand the development of these ...
Attending to the Omissions: An Historical Examination of Evidenced-Based Practice Movements is reviewed. Notes are given to guide students.