Oregon Counselors Association (ORCA)
Researchers are slowly grasping that the well known, but historically ignored “placebo effect”, is not what it originally appeared to be. Long thought to be the result of gullible subjects, it was a nuisance to studies, although it also set the gold standard for getting drugs approved through the FDA.
All professional counselors would benefit from staying up-to-date on the discoveries surrounding what is now becoming known as the “placebo process”, including the pharmaceutical industries discoveries regarding the “Therapeutic Ritual.”
If you are a professional helper or counselor I recommend that you don’t see another client until you have read the articles at the following links:
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