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.

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Outgrow the Anti-Oedipal Mindset of Critical Social Justice

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…

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Book Review

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…

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The Politics of Division

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…

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Suing over Medical Transition

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…

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The Ironic Flaw in WOKE Extremism

This piece is a follow up discussion regarding the responses to the previous post titled Psychoanalysis’ Latest Racist Blunder. The Problem of Splitting and Projective Identification in Social Movements (Vol 2; Issue 48) Those involved in major social movements like WOKE* confront a dilemma common to all…

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