The American Psychological Association claims it is helping psychologists and patients by creating an official position regarding which treatments work for PTSD. The problem is that this guideline did not take into account the evidence for intensive “talk therapy” and for other treatments that have helped countless thousands of traumatized people get back on their feet and change their lives. In fact, it’s likely that this guideline will restrict those forms of therapy by giving insurers, clinics and policy makers a justification for denying coverage for all but the mostly short-term, structured and symptom-focused treatments they advocate. Help us preserve patients’ right to choose from among the many forms of effective treatment for PTSD! Please sign the petition to the APA’s Council of Representatives included below, and if you’re a member of APA or any of its affiliates, or if you’re a mental health professional in any discipline, please note that in the comments section!