Tracing incursions of Wokeness into the therapy field.
Note the Ideological Capture of Therapy Services Providers: An Example of a Service Offering a Politically-Motivated, Divisive, Anti-therapeutic Training.
The Pro Bono Counseling Centre in Baltimore has this mission statement: ‘The Pro Bono Counseling Project’s mission is to ensure that Marylanders with limited resources requesting mental health care are provided access to volunteer licensed mental health professionals and other necessary supportive services.” It recently offered the following training:
‘Anti-Racist Therapy’: A Critical Race Theory Activist Advocates for the Use of Therapy as a Means of Indoctrination
A verbatim extract taken from ‘Why Teachers need Anti-racist Therapy’, an op ed piece by Bettina Love in Education Week dated February 6th 2020. ‘When I travel around the country talking to White teachers about educational justice and anti-racism, I am met with tears by many White educators who understand how racism preys on the …
APA’s disingenuous strategy of conflating a consensus understanding of diversity with Critical Race Theory.
The American Psychological Association issues a statement that calls for ‘true systemic change in U.S. culture.’ Accessed on 5/9/2020 from: https://www.apa.org/monitor/2020/09/systemic-change#
The American Association of Suicidology has recently posted a statement on Equity and Anti-Racism, which commits to a massive overhaul in how the board, staff, and leadership operate. Learning about suicide is difficult, so forwarding a singular view of how to conduct suicide research and how to run a suicide-focused organization is cause for concern. …
The British Psychological Society explains its decision to publish and then retract a letter from a BPS member who resigned on political grounds. Accessed on 28/8/2020 from: https://thepsychologist.bps.org.uk/why-i-no-longer-wish-be-associated-bps
An example of an apolitical non-partisan professional body (UKCP) aligning itself with a political organisation. Accessed on 26th August 2020 from: https://www.psychotherapy.org.uk/blog/the-therapy-community-must-commit-to-anti-racist-practice/
The following statement is an example of the provision of psychological therapies becoming CSJT-centred. It is a statement issued by the John Hopkins University Counseling Center. The statement is undated on the university website and it was accessed on 11th August 2020 at: https://studentaffairs.jhu.edu/counselingcenter/counseling-center-statement-on-anti-racism/