Treatment providers have to assess the whole person. I think that if a provider is informed and open to the diagnosis, it will be helpful. But they still need to rule out other medical possibilities. It's the same with therapy. I couldn't just treat someone for TMS because they say they have TMS. I have to figure out the dynamics of the person. It's sort of like in the addiction recovery world. Some people say they can only be treated by an addictions counselor who is in recovery. A broader view would too seek a competent therapist who is experienced with a range of issues. Also, I doubt that there is one kind of therapy for each problem. Not everyone does well with short-term dynamic intensive analysis. Some people do better with different modes. In my opinion, the SEP is a framework, and a good one, but not the only process possible for recovering from pain. I now pay much more attention to what people report about their physical symptoms.