In this article in The Guardian, Oliver Burkeman discusses the widely held, but poorly supported, view that cognitive behavioral therapy is “more effective” – and “has better evidence supporting it” – than psychodynamic psychotherapy or psychoanalysis. The tag line introducing the article:
Cheap and effective, CBT became the dominant form of therapy, consigning Freud to psychology’s dingy basement. But new studies have cast doubt on its supremacy – and shown dramatic results for psychoanalysis. Is it time to get back on the couch?