Tracing incursions of Wokeness into the therapy field.
Therapy as a Form of Moral Re-education: an Example of an Increasingly Prevalent Authoritarian Tendency to Pathologise Dissent.
The following comment was published by the author of an article on the use of pronouns in therapy in Therapy Today (The BACP journal). The comment is a response to a set of letters published by the BACP reacting to the article – all highly favourable except for one putting a different point of view. …
Professional Bodies are Used by EDI Committees as Mouthpieces for a Political Agenda: another Example from the UKCP
Available on the UKCP website Jessie Emilion, psychotherapist & Co-Chair UKCP HIPC EDI committee, offers a personal response to the report of the Commission on Race and Ethnicity Disparity Paula Heimann the psychoanalyst once famously asked ‘Why is the patient now doing what to whom?” I am inclined to take a cognitive analytic view, a …
Critical Social Justice Seeks to Indoctrinate Children: School Psychologists are Eager to Help with this Project
The American National Association of School Psychologists have the following Unified Antiracism Statement and Call for Action. It can be accessed within their Social Justice Resources Section Dear School Psychology Community, “Psychologists aspire to recognize and understand historical and contemporary experiences with power, privilege, and oppression. As such, they seek to address institutional barriers and …
A ‘Somatic-abolitionism’ post-qualification training for therapists and coaches delivered by Education for Racial Equity.
Real Therapy Promotes Independence of Thought: An Example of an Anti-therapeutic Indoctrination Campaign
An event offered by the California Institute of Integral Studies public programs this Spring. ‘It is well known that mental healthcare and therapy are not systems that are readily accessible to everyone, especially those from marginalized communities. Created and maintained by white men, most traditional therapeutic practices do not address systematic oppression, ancestral trauma, LGTBQIA+ …
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/