Showing the Value of Energy Psychology to Health Care Payers: Cost-Effectiveness

Clinicians and payers expect evidence of a new therapy's cost-effectiveness/value that considers health and cost in real-world settings. Energy psychology methods have shown large clinical benefits with fewer sessions than traditional therapies. We will explore cost-effectiveness as a measure of value, and the potential cost-effectiveness of energy psychology. This is an important part of moving energy psychology into the mainstream.



  1. Explain the concept of cost-effectiveness as a measure of value in the real world.
  2. Describe the difference between efficacy and effectiveness.
  3. List 2 main factors that will influence the cost-effectiveness of Emotional Freedom Techniques for use in PTSD.