In November 2006 the Gemeinsame Bundesausschuss, the German clinical advisory body, recommended that patients in Germany with mental health needs should not be reimbursed by health-insurance for receiving person-centered psychotherapy (PCEP).
In support of our colleagues of the GwG, the WA formulated a statement to the German Health Minister, outlining the scientific reasons why this recommendation should be re-considered.
The Health Minister has now rejected the original decision and we look forward to hearing what is going to happen next.
The WA statement was written by Robert Elliott and Jeffrey Cornelius-White in cooperation with Michael Behr and Juergen Kriz.
The full text can be found in GwG Statement