Research studies & review articles

The following list is a summary of all EP Research Papers published as of August 2011

Research Studies and Review Articles in Energy Psychology Published in Peer Reviewed Journals or Presented at International Conferences

Karatzias, Power, McGoldrick, et al.  (2011).  A Controlled Comparison of the Effectiveness and Efficiency of Two Psychological Therapies for Posttraumatic Stress Disorder, Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing vs. Emotional Freedom Techniques.  Journal of Nervous and Mental Disorders, 199, 372-78.

Palmer-Hoffman, Julie & Brooks, Audrey.  (2011).  Psychological Symptom Change after Group Application of Emotional Freedom Techniques.  Energy Psychology: Theory, Research, & Treatment, 3(1), 57-72.

Stein, Phyllis, & Brooks, Audrey.  Efficacy of EFT Provided by Coaches vs. Licensed Therapists in Veterans with PTSD.  (2011).  Energy Psychology: Theory, Research, and Treatment, 3(1).

Hodge, Patricia.  (2011).  The Energy Psychology Journal, 3(1).
Salas, Martha, Brooks, Audrey, & Rowe, Jack.  (2011).  The Immediate Effect of a Brief Energy Psychology Intervention (Emotional Freedom Techniques) on Specific Phobias: A Pilot Study.  Explore, 2011: 7: 155-161.

Baker, A. Harvey.  (2010).  Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT) Reduces Intense Fears: A Partial Replication and Extension of Wells et al. (2003).  Energy Psychology: Theory, Research, & Treatment, (2010), (2)2.

Burke, Larry.  (2010).  Single Session EFT (Emotional Freedom Techniques) for Stress-Related Symptoms After Motor Vehicle Accidents.  Energy Psychology: Theory, Research, & Treatment, (2010), 2(1), 65-72.

Church, Dawson.  (2010a).  Your DNA is Not Your Destiny: Behavioral Epigenetics and the Role of Emotions in Health.  Anti Aging Medical Therapeutics, 2010, October, 13.

Church, Dawson.  (2010b).  The Treatment of Combat Trauma in Veterans Using EFT: A Pilot Protocol.  Traumatology, (2010), 15(1), 45-55. 

Church, Dawson & Brooks, Audrey.  (2010a).  The Effect of a Brief EFT (Emotional Freedom Techniques) Self-Intervention on Anxiety, Depression, Pain and Cravings in Healthcare Workers.  Integrative Medicine: A Clinician’s Journal, (2010), Oct/Nov.

Church, D., Brooks, A.  (2010b).   A Review of the EFT (Emotional Freedom Techniques) Method, Research, and Application.   Published in Integrative Medicine:  A Clinician’s Journal, 2010 August/September.

Church, D., Brooks, A.  (2010c).   Application of Emotional Freedom Techniques.   Published in Integrative Medicine, 2010, Aug/Sept.

Church, D., De Asis, M., Brooks, A. (2010)   Brief Group Intervention Using EFT (Emotional Freedom Techniques) for Depression in College Students: A Randomized Controlled Trial. These data were presented at a poster session at the 12th International Energy Psychology Conference, San Diego, June 3-9, 2010.  They have been submitted for publication and are in peer review.

Church, D., Hawk, C, Brooks, A., Toukolehto, O., Wren, M., Dinter, I., Stein, P. (2010).
Psychological Trauma in Veterans using EFT (Emotional Freedom Techniques): A Randomized Controlled Trial.  These data were presented at the Society of Behavioral Medicine, Seattle, Washington, April 7-10, 2010. In peer review.

Church, Dawson, Piña, Oscar; Reategui, Carla; & Brooks, Audrey.  (2010).  Single Session Reduction of the Intensity of Traumatic Memories in Abused Adolescents: A Randomized Controlled Trial.  In peer review at the journal Psychological Trauma.

Feinstein, David.  (2010).   The Case For Energy Psychology.   Psychotherapy Networker, Nov/Dec 2010.

Feinstein, David.  (2010).  Rapid Treatment of PTSD: Why Psychological Exposure with Acupoint Tapping May Be Effective.  Psychotherapy: Theory, Research, Practice, Training, 47(3), 385-402.

Feinstein, David & Church, Dawson.  (2010).  Modulating Gene Expression through Psychotherapy:  
The Contribution of Non-Invasive Somatic Interventions.  Review of General Psychology, an American Psychological Association journal.

Sakai, Caroline, Connolly, Suzanne;  Oas, Paul. (2010).  Treatment of PTSD in Rwandan Child Genocide Survivors Using Thought Field Therapy.  International Journal of Emergency Mental Health, Winter 2010, 12(1), 41-50.

Salas, Maria; Brooks, Audrey;  Rowe, Jack.  (2011).  The Immediate Effect of a Brief Energy Psychology Intervention (EFT) on Specific Phobias: A Randomized Controlled Trial.  Explore: The Journal of Science and Healing, (2010), 6(5).

Schoninger, Beverly, and Hartung, John.  (2010).  Changes on Self-Report Measures of Public Speaking Anxiety Following Treatment with Thought Field Therapy. 
Energy Psychology:  Theory, Practice, Research, 2(1), May 2010.

Swingle, Paul.  (2010).  Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT) as an Effective Adjunctive Treatment in the Neurotherapeutic Treatment of Seizure Disorders.  Energy Psychology: Theory, Research, & Treatment, (2010), 2(1), 29-38.

Stapleton, Peta, Sheldon, Terri, Porter, Brett, & Whitty, Jennifer. (2010).   A Randomized Clinical Trial of a Meridian-Based Intervention for Food Cravings with Six Month Follow-up.   Behaviour Change, 28(1), 1-16.

Baker, A.H., Carrington, P., Putilin, D.  (2009).  Theoretical and Methodological Problems in Research on Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT) and Other Meridian Based Therapies.

Psychology Journal,  6(2), 34-46.

Benor, D. J., Ledger, K., Toussaint, L., Hett, G., & Zaccaro, D.  (2009).  Pilot study of Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT), Wholistic Hybrid derived from EMDR and EFT (WHEE) and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) for Treatment of Test Anxiety in University Students.  Explore, November/December 2009, Vol. 5, No. 6.

Church, D. (2009). The Treatment of Combat Trauma in Veterans using EFT (Emotional Freedom Techniques): A Pilot Protocol. Traumatology, March 15:1.

Church, D. (2009). The Effect of EFT (Emotional Freedom Techniques) on Athletic Performance: A Randomized Controlled Blind Trial.  The Open Sports Sciences Journal, 2009, 2, 94-99.

Church, D., Piña, O., Reategui, C., & Brooks, A. (2009).  Single session reduction of the intensity of traumatic memories in abused adolescents: A randomized controlled trial.  Paper presented at the Eleventh Annual Toronto Energy Psychology Conference, October 15 – 19, 2009.   This study is in peer review at the Journal of Child Sexual Abuse.

Church, D., & Geronilla, L. (2009). Psychological symptom change in veterans after six sessions of EFT (Emotional Freedom Techniques): an observational study. International Journal of Healing and Caring, January, 9:1.

Craig, G., Bach, D., Groesbeck, G., & Benor, D.  (2009).  Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT) For Traumatic Brain Injury.  International Journal of Healing and Caring, (2009, May), 9(2), 1-12.

Feinstein, David.  (2009).  Controversies in Energy Psychology.  Energy Psychology: Theory, Research, & Treatment, 1(1), 45-56.

Gallo, Fred.  (2009).  Energy Psychology in Rehabilitation: Origins, Clinical Applications, and Theory.  Energy Psychology: Theory, Research, & Treatment, (2009), 1(1), 57-72.

Lane, James.  (2009).  The Neurochemistry of Counterconditioning: Acupressure Desensitization in Psychotherapy.  Energy Psychology: Theory, Research, & Treatment, (2009), 1(1), 31-44.

Lubin, Hari and Schneider, Tiffany.  (2009).  Change Is Possible: EFT (Emotional Freedom Techniques) with Life-Sentence and Veteran Prisoners at San Quentin State Prison.

Energy Psychology: Theory, Research, & Treatment, (2009), 1(1), 83-88.

Schulz, Kirsten.   (2009).  Integrating Energy Psychology into Treatment for Adult Survivors of Childhood Sexual Abuse.  Energy Psychology: Theory, Research, & Treatment, 1(1), 15-22.

Sezgin, N., Ozcan, B., Church, D., (2009). The Effect of Two Psychophysiological Techniques (Progressive Muscular Relaxation and Emotional Freedom Techniques) on Test Anxiety in High School Students: A Randomized Blind Controlled Study. International Journal of Healing and Caring, Jan, 9:1.

Stone, Barbara; Leyden, Lori; Fellows, Bert.  (2009).  Energy Psychology Treatment for Posttraumatic Stress in Genocide Survivors in a Rwandan Orphanage: A Pilot Investigation.  Energy Psychology: Theory, Research, & Treatment, 1(1), 73-82.

Swack, Judith.  (2009).  Elimination of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and Other Psychiatric Symptoms in a Disabled Vietnam Veteran with Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBI) in Just Six Sessions Using Healing from the Body Level Up Methodology, an Energy Psychology Approach.  International Journal of Healing and Caring, September 2009, 9(3).

Brattberg, G. (2008). Self-administered EFT (Emotional Freedom Techniques) in individuals with fibromyalgia: a randomized trial.  Integrative Medicine: A Clinician’s Journal, August/September 2008.

Church, D. (2008c). Measuring Physiological Markers of Emotional Trauma: A Randomized Controlled Trial of Mind-Body Therapies. Paper presented at tenth annual ACEP (Association for Comprehensive Energy Psychology) conference, May 2008).

Church, D. (2008d). The Effect of EFT (Emotional Freedom Techniques) on Psychological Symptoms: A Limited Replication. Presented at Science and Consciousness, the Tenth Annual Energy Psychology Conference, Toronto, Oct 24.

Church, D. (2008e). The Effect of EFT (Emotional Freedom Techniques) on Psychological Symptoms in Addiction Treatment. Presented at Science and Consciousness, the Tenth Annual Energy Psychology Conference, Toronto, Oct 24.

Church, Dawson and Brooks, Audrey.  (2008).  The Effect of EFT (Emotional Freedom Techniques) on Psychological Symptoms in Addiction Treatment.  This data was presented at Science and Consciousness, the Tenth Annual Energy Psychology conference, Toronto, October 24, 2008.

Dinter, I. (2008). Veterans: Finding their way home with EFT. International Journal of Healing and Caring, September 8:3.

Feinstein, D. (2008a). Energy psychology: a review of the preliminary evidence. Psychotherapy: Theory, Research, Practice, Training. 45(2), 199-213.

Feinstein, D. (2008b) Energy psychology in disaster relief. Traumatology 141:1, 124-137.

McCarty, W. A., (2008). Clinical Story of a 6-Year-Old Boy’s Eating Phobia: An Integrated Approach Utilizing Prenatal and Perinatal Psychology with Energy Psychology’s Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT) in a Surrogate Nonlocal Application. Journal of Prenatal & Perinatal Psychology & Health, 21(2), 117-139.

Nicosia, G. (2008).  World Trade Center Tower 2 Survivor: EP Treatment of Long-term PTSD.  A Case Study.   Paper presented at the Tenth International ACEP (Association for Comprehensive Energy Psychology) conference, Albuquerque.

Elder, Charles, Ritenbaugh, Cheryl, et al.  (2007).  Randomized Trial of Two Mind-Body Interventions for Weight Loss Maintenance.   Journal of Complementary and Alternative Medicine, 13(1), 67-78.

Mollon, Phil.  (2007).  Thought Field Therapy and its Derivatives: Rapid Relief of Mental Health Problems through Tapping on the Body.  Primary Care and Community Psychiatry. (2007, December), 12[3-4], 123-127.

Lambrou, Peter,  Pratt, George, & Chevalier, Gaetan.  (2005).  Physiological and Psychological Effects of a Mind/Body Therapy on Claustrophobia.  Journal of Subtle Energies and Energy Medicine 14(3), 239-251.

Rowe, J. (2005). The effects of EFT on long-term psychological symptoms. Counseling and Clinical Psychology Journal, 2(3):104.

Swingle, P., Pulos, L., & Swingle, M. K. (2005). Neurophysiological Indicators of EFT Treatment Of Post Traumatic Stress. Journal of Subtle Energies & Energy Medicine. 15, 75-86.

Andrade, Joaquin and Feinstein, David.  (2004).  Preliminary Report of the First Large-Scale Study of Energy Psychology.  This research, which was initiated in the late 1980s and included various studies over a 14-year period, was published in 2004 in an appendix to David Feinstein’s Energy Psychology Interactive: Rapid Interventions for Lasting Change.  Ashland, OR: Innersource.

Bray, R.L.  (2003).  Working through traumatic stress without the overwhelming responses.  Journal of Aggression, Maltreatment and Trauma, 12, 103-124.

Waite, L.W. & Holder, M.D. (2003). Assessment of the Emotional Freedom Technique: An Alternative Treatment for Fear. The Scientific Review of Mental Health Practice, 2 (1) 20-26.

Wells, S., Polglase, K., Andrews, H. B., Carrington, P. & Baker, A. H. (2003). Evaluation of a meridian-based intervention, emotional freedom techniques (EFT), for reducing specific phobias of small animals. Journal of Clinical Psychology, 59:9, 943-966.

Folkes, C. (2002). Thought field therapy and trauma recovery. International Journal of Emergency Mental Health, 4, 99-103.

Green, M.M.  (2002).   Six Trauma Imprints Treated with Combination Intervention: Critical Incident Stress Debriefing and Thought Field Therapy (TFT) or Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT).  Traumatology, 8(1), 18.

Sakai, C., Paperny, D., Matthews, et al.  (2001).   Thought Field Therapy Clinical Applications: Utilization in an HMO in Behavioral Medicine and Behavioral Health Services.   Journal of Clinical Psychology, 57(10), 1229-35.

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