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.
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
Introduction In the first few years of the 21st century, activist scholars and activist clinicians faced a conundrum. They had made significant inroads into the therapy field: gaining power and influence in the professional bodies especially within the American Psychological Association (APA). They were also reworking the…Keep reading
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…Keep reading
The JAPA Prize for Best Article Ignites Another Firestorm American psychoanalysis once again sullied itself by awarding Don Moss (2021), author of On Having Whiteness, a prize for writing about racism. The judges, select members of the editorial board of the Journal of the American Psychoanalytic Association…Keep reading
Mental health training and practice has been increasingly co-opted by the corrosive hyper-partisan regime of social justice ideology. Titles of conferences, talks, and continuing education (CE) offerings reproduce a basic formula: ‘How to treat/evaluate/work with [chain of signifiers:(trans-male queer sex-workers, for instance)].’ Or ‘How to eradicate/recognize/work through…Keep reading
In today’s culture wars, where race is largely the locus of societal conflict, no one wants to broach the taboo head on out of fear that the powder keg will blow. But let us not mince words. We need to confront a most uncomfortable empirical fact most…Keep reading
The recent publication of WPATH Standards of Care (SOC), now version 8, has raised concern on a number of issues relating to proposed health and therapeutic care of people identifying as trans. These include the surprising addition of the term eunuch to a growing list of gender…Keep reading
In 1973 an experiment was conducted by David Rosenhan, a professor at Stanford University in which he and several colleagues had themselves admitted to psychiatric hospitals. He entitled his findings “On Being Sane in Insane Places.” This experiment, involving Rosenhan and his colleagues involved faking symptoms of…Keep reading
Introduction The World Professional Association for Transgender Health (WPATH) has recently published the 8th version of its Standards of Care. This will have major implications for the work of psychologists and therapists, well beyond those specialising in gender identity clinics. Peter Jenkins provides a detailed critique of…Keep reading
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