Welcome to Critical Therapy Antidote
This is a website for all those involved with talking therapies, including academics, practitioners, trainees and clients, who are concerned by the negative impact of Critical Social Justice Theory.
“No religion can survive doubt” (Kanon, 2015: 270). The gender ideologues have now clearly taken over the Academy as well as the Asylum. They also appear to have partly taken over the counselling profession, judging by the June 2023 issue of Therapy Today. This is the professional…Keep reading
Before sharing the gory details, a few words to update you on what psychoanalysis means in the 21st century. It’s not lying on a couch with a white man in a suit behind you, smoking a cigar while furiously taking notes. It doesn’t require four sessions per…Keep reading
One of the distinguishing features of classical psychoanalysis is the Oedipus Myth. Taken from the Greek play by Sophocles, psychoanalysts understand this story as a mythical template upon which the individual’s psychology is enacted throughout their entire lifespan. According to this myth, Oedipus, son of King Laius…Keep reading
A Clinical Psychologist Considers Viewpoint Diversity, Illiberalism, and Intolerance within the Dept. of Veterans Affairs
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), like many other organizations, has dedicated significant focus and attention to the topics of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI). There are various approaches to DEI and the one most strenuously promoted and advocated for within the VA has its strengths and…Keep reading
Old-fashioned patriotism seems to be back in vogue again, after taking a short and well-earned break. One clue is in the resurfacing of classic war films, with a refreshingly straightforward take on allies and enemies. This stands in marked contrast to today’s muddy and complex international conflicts.…Keep reading
Gender identity The term ‘gender identity’ is a key element to any discussion about trans-related issues. There are six reasons why it is not in any way an accurate or meaningful concept for use in therapeutic practice. The reasons relate to: Major ethical concerns about the origins…Keep reading
Mick Cooper’s Psychology at the Heart of Social Change: Developing a Progressive Vision for Society (2023) Bristol: Policy Press. It has been quite common for the big figures in psychotherapy to end their careers pontificating on the world at large, in other words to shift their attention…Keep reading
Lara Sheehi, Antisemitism, and Antiwhite Racism in the American Psychological Association The newest scandal in psychoanalysis is the case of Lara Sheehi, assistant professor of clinical psychology at The George Washington University (GWU) and President of Division 39 of the American Psychological Association (APA). Sheehi is being…Keep reading
The Case against Considering WPATH as a Competent, Reasonable Body of Expert Opinion Disclaimer: The following article is not intended as legal advice. Please consult a lawyer if you are directly affected by any of the issues discussed below. Medical transitioning of children and adults is one…Keep reading
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