Efficacy of empirical data in Emotional Wellness (mental health) occurs when constants are measured and changed and legitimacy of the data occurs when it is generated by the client. The constant in Emotional Wellness (mental health) is the clients’ emotional state. Measuring, tacking and improving this constant at every session is what brings about the efficacy of an intervention.
Ask anyone to define normal and they will reference behavior. Normal cannot be determined via behavior but it can be determined via emotion, which is the driver for behavior. When making an observational subjective assessment as is done with children and ADHD one is bypassing the driver of the behavior or the root cause. The term observational subjective assessment in translation simple means one is guessing because there is a void of any meaningful data.
Even the most ambiguous definition of a thought process cannot be misconstrued as an illness or disease yet this is exactly what has been done by big pharma in order to get approximately ten percent of the population in the US over the age of six on antidepressants.
Evidence-based is a term coaches and mental health professionals use to indicate someone did a study on the process they are using. This does not mean these practitioners produce measurable outcomes. This is an important distinction if you need an indication of the competence and performance of a practitioner.
The current buzzword in mental health is measurable outcomes yet very few if any in mental health or coaching produce measurable outcomes. The question to everyone in the business of mental health or coaching is, “What is the reason for not producing measurable outcomes for your clients.” Every Certified Burris Coach is required not just to produce a measurable outcome but measurable improvement across a three-instrument twenty-two point checklist in order to complete their certification.
Everything you have ever seen, heard, felt, tasted or smelled since your first breath is stored in your subconscious. The subconscious uses this information to determine how you will emotionally respond to your world. How well you remember anything is determined by the emotional impact at the time of the event. The result may not be as significant as post-traumatic stress but it can still have an impact, which can ultimately bring about an unwanted behavior.
Females under age 30 who are not under 15% body fat, are not involved in drugs or alcohol and are still functioning normally at school or work have consistently taken control of their eating disorder with the Burris Emotional Wellness™ Process in two two-hour sessions.
Emotion precedes everything we do in life, this is why a couple of the proverbial questions from psychotherapists is “How did that make you feel” or “How do you feel about that?” When one understands, the primary issue concerning disordered behavior the absolute first step is clearly to measure emotion. This could not be more evident than with the diagnosis of ADHD and ADD with children.
There are over 900 pages in DSM-5 describing all the ways the human mind can be broken but not 1 page describing what it means to be normal. Without a definition for normal there is no mental health objective which makes treatment progression and conclusion elusive. You are in a continual state of subjective improvement with any of the disorders listed in the DSM and without a clear pathway to Get Normal.