When the book was published, the limited nature of supporting data was basically as described by Dr. Wetzler (1), and his summary comes from the book. After reporting pilot data, I added, "This list of results—some of which are based on objective, symptom-oriented data gathered before and after treatment, hardly constitutes a formal clinical trial. But the data are a step above the ‘testimonial’ or isolated ‘case report’ methods of validation.…Clearly, formal clinical trials are needed next" (4, p. 343). I have maintained that interpersonal reconstructive therapy is "empirically informed," meaning that its theory and methods draw heavily on published research. These claims do not represent "overselling."