To the Editor In their Viewpoint, Drs Leichsenring and Steinert1 questioned the status of CBT as the gold standard for psychotherapy and called for “plurality in treatment and research” because of several limitations of current treatment outcome research in CBT. Although we agree that outcome research may have limitations and must be appropriately interpreted, the authors’ arguments are unconvincing for at least 4 reasons.
van Emmerik AAP, de Jong K, Hofmann SG. The Evidence for Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. JAMA. 2018;319(8):832. doi:10.1001/jama.2017.20838
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