Thought Field Therapy for Agoraphobia (1 CE)
Number of Credits: 1
This course is for: Counselors, Clinical Psychologists, and LMFTs
Course By: Joel Austin, PharmD
Content By: Irgens Audun C., Hoffart Asle, Nysæter Tor E., Haaland Vegard Ø., Borge Finn-Magnus, Pripp Are H., Martinsen Egil W., Dammen Toril. (2017). Thought Field Therapy Compared to Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Wait-List for Agoraphobia: A Randomized, Controlled Study with a 12-Month Follow-up. Frontiers in Psychology, 8 (1027). https://www.frontiersin.org/articles/10.3389/fpsyg.2017.01027/full
Course Description: Thought field therapy (TFT) is currently used for various psychiatric conditions but there is very little documented evidence of its efficacy across these disorders. TFT uses energy-based forms of psychotherapy that are designed to diminish the symptoms of psychological distress by manipulating energy flows within the body. This has been designated as a fringe theory because very few professionals believe psychopathology can be fixed by “tapping” meridian points on the body through acupuncture, amongst other things. The attached journal compares the efficacy of TFT with cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) in patients suffering from agoraphobia. No significant differences were found between both treatment approaches. This was the initial comparative, and empirically supported, study of CBT and TFT for any existent mental health disorder.
- Identify and explain the main aim of the present study as discussed by the researchers.
- Identify two limitations discussed in the study and consider these limitations in the context of current and future research in this area.
- Identify three strengths discussed in the study and consider these strengths in the context of current and future research in this area.
- Evaluate the provided data displays and compare the success rates of thought field therapy with cognitive behavioral therapy to find the most efficient treatment program for afflicted individuals.
- Read and understand Thought Field Therapy Compared to Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Wait-List for Agoraphobia: A Randomized, Controlled Study with a 12-Month Follow-up
- Review the Course Descriptions and Learning Objectives
- Consider the factors related to agoraphobia treatment and the efficacy of thought field therapy as opposed to traditional cognitive behavioral therapy
- Work through the post-test questions; keep in mind that answer selections should be derived from the respective article
- Re-assess for any missed questions, returning to the referenced article to better understand the relationship between thought field therapy and successful agoraphobia treatment
|Board Approvals||American Psychological Association (APA), NBCC, Florida Board - Social Work, MFT, Counseling, and Psychology, NYSED - Social Work, MFT and Counseling Only, American Academy of Health Care Providers in the Addictive Disorders|
|CE Format||Online, Text-Based|