NICE guidelines for psychological therapy – overstepping the evidence?

16th February 2016 0 By Jeremy Goodman

In an article published in the Guardian on Friday 5 Feb 2016, (Keith R Laws is a Professor of Cognitive Neuropsychology at the School of Life and Medical Sciences, University of Hertfordshire.)

See Guardian  Keith R Laws outlines the case that the research conducted by NICE (National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence) is far from accurate.  He presents us with evidence that NICE are using clinically very poor, even substandard research to advocate their CBT approach as Evidence based practice.

“The inclusion of universally poor quality trials would surely encourage caveats about any positive findings, but cautionary notes are conspicuously absent in the NICE guidance”.