I doubt that any of the real cognitive therapy people would make any specific comments about a specific person. Its been going on for years.
Ever since the hundreds of scientific studies have proven aspects of cognitive therapy do work, every Tom, Dick and Katie has been trying to steal some thunder.
What they have done many times, is to outline specifically what their kind of CT is, and how it was tested. All of that info is available.
They have also said if you want to do that kind of therapy, get a direct referral from them, someone who is licensed.
So they have spoken out very clearly to stay away from all the unlicensed therapists out there, and Byron Katie is totally unlicensed. So they have already spoken out against her, and all of those like her for many years.
Also, many real therapists also say they do cognitive therapy. You might go, and all you do is talk therapy, no worksheets, no homework, etc. So sure in the widest sense talking is cognitive.
But CT is a very specific and tested method.
So if a person wants real CT, like the tested Dr. Aaron Beck method, they need to get a referral with a licensed person who is registered with the Beck Institute, for example.
One could send an email to the guy who wrote that book and ask him...
(A Headache in the Pelvis, Stanford psychologist David Wise Ph.D)
1) where is the evidence that The Work is cognitive therapy? (there is none).
2) where is the evidence The Work is the best, or does anything to help people? (there is none)
David Wise would either ignore the questions, or if pushed, just say it was an personal opinion, which is completely useless, and he knows it.
He is just promoting his own book to people in pain, and has probably cut side deals with a bunch of people like Byron Katie.
David Wise knows what he wrote would flunk out of a paper written in a grade 8 science class.
But he knows the audience, people in pain who are desperate.
So it calls into question David Wise motivations.
For him to make openly false statements with no evidence provided for his claims?
That is why they used the word "opinion". Weasel words.
Where are the FACTS?
Where is the SCIENCE?
The Work by Byron Katie is NOT cognitive therapy. (its not listed in the CT textbooks, to start!)
The Work has zero scientific evidence of its efficacy. Nothing. Zip.
So think about it, The Work is not even LISTED in the cognitive therapy textbooks, and David Wise says its the BEST! That raises extreme red warning flags about this guy, one would be very wise to avoid DAvid Wise to start, and investigate what he is doing very carefully.
If he will make brazenly false statements like that, then what else will he do?
David Wise sounds like he selling pain-relief products on an infomercial.
David Wise PhD is in a direct personal financial conflict of interest when promoting Byron Katie.