Friday, November 20, 2009

Congratulations, Ellen!

The MEA have appointed Dr Ellen Goudsmit as a consultant on psychological
issues. Ellen is a registered health psychologist with a background in
medical and psychological research. Her PhD described three studies of
people with ME (Ramsay defined) and post-viral fatigue syndrome.

Ellen is a Visiting Research Fellow at the University of East London, and is
a co-editor of the ME and CFS references, a list of all published papers on
ME, CFS and related conditions, which she has compiled for the Melvin Ramsay
Archive since 1989. She was elected a Fellow of the British Psychological
Society in September 2009.

Ellen has been a long time critic of the CBT-model for CFS. She introduced
the concept of psychologisation ( the emphasis on psychological factors
where there is little or no evidence to justify it ) and devised the
strategy of pacing for ME.

Neil H Riley
Chairman of the ME Association


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