I wonder at which point the marketing of a workshop becomes "aggressive"? I've received fliers for hundreds of different psychotherapy workshops, most of which are for methods which have absolutely no empirical support. EMDR seems rather unusual in that Shapiro actually had a controlled study of her method published in a peer-reviewed journal before she started teaching it to others. Since that time there have been dozens of studies of EMDR supporting its use for posttraumatic stress disorder. One wonders why McNally has selected one of the more thoroughly investigated methods for such criticism. I've read his article, by the way. It's very clever. Of course, I could come up with seventeen points of similarity between Rich McNally and Vlad the Impaler if I wanted to. I could create a negative association on an emotional level, but I think it would be far more useful to have an open, dispassionate discussion of standards for dissemination of new ideas without such rhetorical devices.
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