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SRMHP Pages V8, No.2 _SHRIMP Spr/Sum 2004 5/23/11 1:24 PM Page 1

THE SCIENTIFIC REVIEW OF MENTAL HEALTH PRACTICE

ISSN 1538-4985

THE SCIENTIFIC REVIEW OF MENTAL HEALTH PRACTICE
Objective Investigations of Controversial and Unorthodox Claims in Clinical Psychology, Psychiatry, and Social Work

VOLUME 8 ~ NUMBER 2, 2011

INTRODUCTION TO THE SPECIAL SECTION ON ACCEPTANCE AND COMMITMENT THERAPY Acceptance and Commitment Therapy: Scientific Status and Controversies . . . . . . . . . . 3

SCOTT O. LILIENFELD
A Review of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and Recommendations for Continued Scientific Advancement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5

BRANDON A. GAUDIANO
The Latent Structure of Personality and Psychopathology: A Review of Trends in Taxometric Research . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23

JESSICA M. GUNDY, MICHELLE R. WOIDNECK, KIMBERLY M. PRATT, AIDAN W. CHRISTIAN and MICHAEL P. TWOHIG Some Aspects of CAM Mental Health Interventions: Regression, Recapitulation, and “Secret Sympathies” . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36

JEAN MERCER
Brain Fingerprinting: Corrections to Rosenfeld . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 56

LAWRENCE A. FARWELL
Book Review: Review of The road to Evergreen by Rachael Stryker. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 69

JEAN MERCER

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BRAIN FINGERPRINTING: CORRECTIONS TO ROSENFELD
Lawrence A. Farwell
Brain Fingerprinting Laboratories, Inc. Seattle, Washington
The following article is a brief summary of the relevant information, with specific focus on correcting the misinformation contained in a previous article in the Scientific Review of Mental Health Practice (Rosenfeld, 2005). More details are available at http://www.brainwavescience.com/Scientific_Review_of_Mental_Health_Practice_Farwell_ Corrections_to_Rosenfeld.pdf, which also contains references to independent sources wherein all of the significant statements made herein can be independently verified. Key words: popular science, pseudoscience, psychotherapy, Sokal hoax

BRAIN FINGERPRINTING: A BRIEF OVERVIEW
Brain fingerprinting is a scientific technique to detect concealed information stored in the brain by measuring brainwave responses non-invasively. An EEG event-related potential brain response known as a P300-MERMER is elicited by stimuli that are significant in the present context. Brain fingerprinting detects a P300-MERMER response to words or pictures relevant to a crime or terrorist act, terrorist training, bomb-making knowledge, inside knowledge of a terrorist cell or intelligence agency, etc. Brain fingerprinting detects information stored in the brain by measuring cognitive information processing. Brain fingerprinting is not lie detection. It does not detect lies, stress, or emotion. The brain fingerprinting system computes a determination of “information present” (the subject knows the crime-relevant information) or “information absent” (he does not know it) and a statistical confidence for the individual determination. Laboratory and field tests at the FBI, CIA, US Navy and elsewhere have resulted in Author’s Note: Lawrence A. Farwell, Brain Fingerprinting Laboratories, Inc., 4616 25th Ave. NE, #402, Seattle, Washington 98105. THE SCIENTIFIC REVIEW OF MENTAL HEALTH PRACTICE

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no false positives and no false negatives; 100% of determinations made by brain fingerprinting have been correct. Overall, including studies that measure only the P300 and studies that measure the full P300-MERMER, 3% of results have been “indeterminate.” Since the inclusion of the full P300-MERMER in the computations, there have been no false positives, no false negatives, and no indeterminates: 100% of tests have produced correct determinations. (See...
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