Neurotherapy and the Challenge of Empirical Support: A Call for a Neurotherapy Practice Research Network

  • Lonnie A. Nelson


This paper summarizes a review of the empirical support for neurotherapy (NT) as a treatment for psychological and neurological disorders according to the criteria for efficacious treatments set forth by Chambless and Hollon (1998). The review classifies the level of efficacy established for five of ten disorders examined according to the evidence reported in the literature. Specific suggestions for two distinct future research strategies are given. The first of these is in the area of mechanism research and efficacy; the second is a proposal for the creation of an observational study Practitioner Research Network (PRN) aimed at providing data on the effectiveness of neurotherapy as practiced in the field.