Re: Idea Hi Blackbird, Parenthetically, how did you get the Beatles pix in your sig line? Now on to the subject matter at hand. First, I have always liked you and find your posts enlightening, intelligent, articulate, and stimulating. You are a wonderful breath of fresh air on this forum. However, I have never thought of the therapeutic modalities you mention as anything but "fads" and "junk science." This is why I prefer the American Psychological Society over the American Psychological Association. Remmeber, a few of these modalities were heavily used during the '80's in the repressed memory days that saw literally hundreds of people falsely accused and wrongfully imprisoned. Regarding NLP, although early on, it relied heavily on the work of Satir, Erickson, and Pearls, it has since evolved into a model, not a theory. The difference is that a model doesn't have to be accurate, it only has to be useful in a given situation, for which it has been designed. If it isn't, it can be discarded which is not very fail safe. EMDR's success appears to be inexplicit and based on casual observations. Has Shapiro ever been able to clearly explain the theoretical basis for its declared success? Remember too that Shapiro said of EMDR, "EMDR has undergone a number of modifications, rendering the original articles obsolete." Additionally, she said "Theories that explain why EMDR works have arisen after the fact and have not yet been confirmed. However, the lack of definitive explanation of the underlying mechanisms of EMDR in no way detracts from the demonstrated effectiveness of the method." Am not that familiar with EFT (Emotional Freedom Technique). From what I can remember it reminds me of Roger Callahan's TFT (Thought Field Therapy), which is another highly suspicious modality. Now, let me admit, I have not actually paid much attention to the field since leaving agency counseling several years ago. I am sure there is research I am not aware of nor familiar with. I have focused on theology and ministry of late and trying to get a locksmithing business going. Having said all this, I pay attention to the latest works of people like Peter Breggin, Michele Weiner-Davis, Aaron Beck, Judith Beck, William Glasser, and Jay Haley. I also read and devour the works of Robin Dawes, August Piper, Thomas Szasz, Richard Ofshe, Terrence Campbell, Elizabeth Loftus, Harrison Pope, Lucy Johnstone, Charlotte Prozan, Richard Gosden, Loren Mosher, Kevin McCredy, and a host of others who are at the forefront of making sure Primo non nocere actually occurs in therapy. Again, nothing personal. Just my opinion, my friend.