Links and Resources

The International Association of Psychology and Counseling is a new apolitical professional association for educators and practitioners. Their website states: As a learned society and professional association, we do not advocate to advance any particular ideology or social agenda. We believe that such activities are the domains of individual conscience and politics. As a non-profit professional association, the IAPC is focused exclusively on advancing excellence in education, training, supervision, and clinical practice.

New Discourses was founded by James Lindsay and is a particularly important resource for understanding the way in which Critical Social Justice Theory is infiltrating and controlling the contemporary cultural and political landscape.

New Discourses also provides a set of excellent summary guidance on What is Anti-Racism, Resisting White Fragility in the Workplace  and The Cult Dynamics of Wokeness

Areo is an online journal currently edited by Helen Pluckrose and publishes essays broadly compatible with liberal and humanist values. Its psychology section contains articles related to Critical Social Justice Theory and talking therapies.

Counterweight is a liberal humanist organisation founded by bestselling author Helen Pluckrose. Counterweight provides support and assistance to people facing illiberal policies at work, school or university and accessible scholarship exploring Critical Social Justice ideology.

Heterodox Academy was founded by the social psychologist Johnathan Haidt and Nicholas Quin Rosenkranz, a constitutional law scholar. It is a nonprofit advocacy group of academics working to counteract what they see as a lack of viewpoint diversity on college campuses especially political diversity.

Academics, public intellectuals, and practitioners working in the behavioral sciences are invited to join (no membership fee) the new Society for Open Inquiry in Behavioral Science, which undertakes a variety of activities (including the open-access Journal of Open Inquiry in Behavioral Science) to promote open inquiry and viewpoint diversity in the behavioral sciences.

Coleman Hughes provides a critical review in City Journal of How to be an Antiracist by Ibram X. Kendi

Dr Aaron Kindsvatter, Professor of Counseling at Vermont University, speaks out against the racism of anti-whiteness in the university.

Dr. Heather Evans-Brunskell’s article on the independent review comissioned to investigate the Gender Identity Development Services for children and young people at the NHS Tavistock Clinic.

Two organisations that advocate for evidence-based medicine in the treatment of gender dysphoria are The Society for Evidence-Based Gender Medicine and Rethink Identity Medicine.

Lisa Marchiano has published a peer-reviewed paper which brings Jungian perspectives to bear on transgender issues. This is a rare example of a non-orthodox position regarding these matters in the academic literature.

The recent guidelines published by The American Psychological Association (2018) for psychological practice with boys and men. It has met with significant criticism on the grounds that it characterises masculinity as toxic.

Dr. John Barry asks if there is an alternative to the APA’s new guidance for working wih boys and men.

BPS Watch is a blog that queries what is going on at The British Psychological Society.

We often discuss how this harmful ideology is impacting our profession, our clients, and college campuses. shows us that ideological bias and orthodoxy impact the K-12 system.

Carrie Clark (under the aegis of The Free Speech Union) provides a detailed and thorough report on Unconscious Bias Training.

Theory of Enchantment, founded by Chloé Valdary, teaches social emotional learning, character development, and interpersonal growth for children and adults. Chloé’s vision can help us do diversity and inclusion without inflaming the culture wars.

The Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE) aims to defend and maintain individual rights of students and faculty members on America’s college campuses, including the rights of freedom of speech, freedom of association, due process, legal equality, religious liberty, and sanctity of conscience.

There is a common misconception that the resistance to critical social justice comes from specific demographic groups. However, critics of the ideology come from an array of backgrounds. Read here how a new intelligentsia is pushing back against woke ideology.

To obtain socially just societies, we have to be able to work together, even and especially with those we disagree with. Don’t Divide Us attempts to help us build a united front with which to fix the injustices we all want to rectify.

Do No Harm is a diverse group of physicians, healthcare professionals, medical students, patients, and policymakers united by a moral mission: Protect healthcare from a radical, divisive, and discriminatory ideology. They believe in making healthcare better for all – not undermining it in pursuit of a political agenda.

The Critical Thinking Mental Health Professionals Facebook group invites new members to join discussions on issues relevant to free speech and mental health practice. This group is dedicated to cultivating open, honest and intelligent discussion among mental health professionals who are committed to being their best.

Persuasion is a new platform for supporters of free speech and free institutions. It hosts a publication for interesting ideas and is a convener of pressing debates.

The Equiano Project, named after the 18th-century writer and abolitionist Olaudah Equiano, is a debate, discussion and ideas forum which aims to promote freedom, humanism, and universalism. TEP was founded by Inaya Folarin Iman, with the core value of making judgements on the content of one’s character, not the color of one’s skin.

A psychologist interviews Professor Gad Saad, author of a new book titled The Parasitic Mind – an important concept for understanding how an ideology can capture a culture.

Two therapists, Stella O’Malley and Sasha Ayad, have just launched an important new podcast that explores the expanding concept of ‘gender’ from a depth psychology perspective.

A very interesting paper that explores the experience of a student on a Critical Social Justice-informed psychology/counselling training programme delivered within the complex cultural context of South Africa.

Thoughtful Therapists are a group of practitioners based in the UK and Ireland working in the area of gender and gender dysphoria. They have come together in a bid to protect the integrity of the open-ended exploration of feelings and ideas that has always been, and still is now, a necessary component of ethical and effective therapy.

Conservative Therapists is a US-based organisation that aims to reduce barriers and provide support for Americans who are currently underserved. It holds a directory of therapists who are open-minded to conservative political beliefs and values.