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Revista de la Asociación Española de Neuropsiquiatría

On-line version ISSN 2340-2733Print version ISSN 0211-5735


ANGONA DEL RIO, Pedro; RUIZ DELGADO, Isabel  and  SANCHEZ CASTEJON, Francisco. Evidence and Competence in Psychotherapy. Rev. Asoc. Esp. Neuropsiq. [online]. 2013, vol.33, n.118, pp.301-322. ISSN 2340-2733.

The Medical training program for residents in Psychotherapies is poor and there are just a few places in the Spanish geography where a structured program on training is developed. The Ministerial Law published in 2008 allows a specific training in Psychotherapies, as specific subs-pecialty, in the fourth year of the training period of the residents. The development of these Law never was done, but the reference published on the NICE Guide about a wide number of Psychotherapies could give them back the prestige they had before. We provide a historic view of the Practice-based on evidence in Psychotherapy, and the evolution of the professional competences on this field. There is a tendency to match specific therapies to specific disorders and to train competent Psychotherapists for the therapies that have proved evidences. The article shows the weak side of this pretended search of competence, its teaching, and assessment, and the widely spread and misunderstood scientific evidence.

Keywords : Psychotherapy; evidence; competence; assessment.

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