Jennifer Friend, LCSW (licensed clinical social worker) from Solid Ground has written a very positive review of Cynical Therapies: Perspectives on the Antitherapeutic Nature of Critical Social Justice. Read the whole review here on The Institute for Liberal Values. The concluding paragraph is posted below.
‘Cynical Therapies: Perspectives on the Antitherapeutic Nature of Critical Social Justice is a powerful wake up call to therapists and the general public. Written in language that is accessible to therapists and lay persons, the author’s argumentation against the politicization of therapy is detailed and persuasive. Therapy has been repurposed from a healing tool at the individual level to a vehicle for achieving change at a societal level. Most potential consumers are unaware of this massive shift in therapy and this book takes on the critical task of educating the public. This timely commentary on the crisis in the profession assists therapists in developing coherent arguments against politicized therapy and offers inspiration for taking a stand to preserve the integrity of therapy.’