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American Psychological Association supports same-sex ‘marriage’ 157-0
LifeSiteNews ^ | 8/8/11 | Kathleen Gilbert

Posted on 08/08/2011 12:36:02 PM PDT by wagglebee

WASHINGTON, D.C., August 8, 2011 (LifeSiteNews.com) - The American Psychological Association (APA) has re-affirmed its support for same-sex “marriage” for the eighth consecutive year, this time with a more strongly-worded statement.

On the eve of this year’s annual convention, the association’s policymaking body supported same-sex “marriage” unanimously in a 157-0 vote.

The APA has backed “marriage” for homosexual couples since 2004, and marriage-like benefits since 1997, and now calls itself “a strong advocate for full equal rights for LGBT people for nearly 35 years.”

This year’s resolution is the first new wording of the association’s position since 2004, and includes stronger support for same-sex “marriage” by both asserting the possibility of long-term gay relationships as well as criticizing the stress that traditional marriage campaigns cause gays.

One APA official indicated that the recent spread of gay “marriage” in America, most notably in New York last month, has made the association’s public support for normalizing same-sex “marriage” more bold.

“Now as the country has really begun to have experience with gay marriage, our position is much clearer and more straightforward — that marriage equity is the policy that the country should be moving toward,” says Clinton Anderson, director of APA’s Office on Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Concerns.

The position paper now asserts that “many gay men and lesbians, like their heterosexual counterparts, desire to form stable, long-lasting and committed intimate relationships and are successful in doing so,” and that campaigns to uphold traditional marriage are “a significant source of stress” to homosexuals.

Homosexuality was declassified as a mental disorder in 1973 in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, the standard criteria for classification of mental illness, after years of lobbying by gay rights groups.

Dr. Robert Spitzer, who was in charge of the DSM change, reversed his position on therapy for homosexuals nearly 30 years later to support sexual reorientation therapy based on his own research.


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1 posted on 08/08/2011 12:36:07 PM PDT by wagglebee
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2 posted on 08/08/2011 12:37:10 PM PDT by wagglebee ("A political party cannot be all things to all people." -- Ronald Reagan, 3/1/75)
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To: wagglebee

38. Transfer some of the powers of arrest from the police to social agencies. Treat all behavioral problems as psychiatric disorders which no one but psychiatrists can understand [or treat].

39. Dominate the psychiatric profession and use mental health laws as a means of gaining coercive control over those who oppose Communist goals.

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3 posted on 08/08/2011 12:39:10 PM PDT by SF_Redux (Sarah stands for accountablility and personal responsiblity, democrats can't live with that)
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To: wagglebee

My wife was a Psych nurse and she said “everyone in that field has psychological issues themselves”.


4 posted on 08/08/2011 12:40:17 PM PDT by Recon Dad ( five words most feared by a Louisiana politician: “Will the defendant please rise.”)
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To: wagglebee

Wow. Coulda knocked me over with a feather, reading that endorsement.

There are a LOT of those people (though not all) who would be advised to heed “Physician heal thyself”...bunch of sickos.


5 posted on 08/08/2011 12:41:16 PM PDT by rlmorel ("When marching down the same road, one doesn't need 'marching orders' to reach the same destination")
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To: wagglebee

Just a bunch of perverts with a degree.

Not too much different from a bunch of judges these days it seems.

Western Civilization is beings destroyed from within.


6 posted on 08/08/2011 12:44:08 PM PDT by TruthConquers (Delendae sunt publicae scholae)
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To: wagglebee
Whoa! There's a shocker! The APA, the organization who, by political fiat, decided without evidence that homosexuality was a normal variation of being human, supports homosexual marriage. Incredible/s.

I have no confidence in the APA.

7 posted on 08/08/2011 12:45:00 PM PDT by SoldierDad (Proud dad of an Army Soldier currently deployed in the Valley of Death, Afghanistan)
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To: wagglebee

No surprise here, Most “Mental Health””Professionals” are “Royally Blanked-Up in the Head” Themselves.


8 posted on 08/08/2011 12:45:20 PM PDT by US Navy Vet (Go Packers! Go Rockies! Go Boston Bruins! See, I'm "Diverse"!)
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To: wagglebee

Mental nuts are running the nut house or snakes running the snake pit, take your pick.


9 posted on 08/08/2011 12:47:09 PM PDT by Pilated
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To: wagglebee

The same APA that considered homosexuality a mental illness in 1973.


10 posted on 08/08/2011 12:48:09 PM PDT by CodeToad (Islam needs to be banned in the US and treated as a criminal enterprise.)
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To: wagglebee
I wager that almost all of their membership has no idea homosexuals can heal their behavior after finding religion...and that former homosexuals are strongly against their previous lifestyles.
11 posted on 08/08/2011 12:52:51 PM PDT by Vision ("Did I not say to you that if you would believe, you would see the glory of God?" John 11:40)
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To: wagglebee

I swore it read: “The American PROCTOLOGY Association”


12 posted on 08/08/2011 12:55:56 PM PDT by SanFranDan
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To: CodeToad

Remember: Politics-not science-decided that homosexuals are ‘normal’

http://conservativecolloquium.wordpress.com/2007/10/01/homosexual-activists-intimidate-american-psychiatric-association-into-removing-homosexuality-from-list-of-disorders/


13 posted on 08/08/2011 12:56:44 PM PDT by massmike (Massachusetts:Stopped hanging witches;started electing Kennedys.Coincidence?)
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To: Recon Dad
My wife was a Psych nurse and she said “everyone in that field has psychological issues themselves”.

I psychologist I know once explained to me that the problem is twofold:

1. People who are drawn to the field are almost all screwed-up themselves and see working in the field as a way to cure themselves.

2. No psychologist or psychiatrist has EVER treated an emotionally/psychologically/spiritually healthy person (such people have no reason to ever make an appointment). Because of this, they have no "benchmark" for what healthy should look like. A normal doctor can compare, for instance, a sick and healthy heart and knows what's healthy, psychologists never get this opportunity and as a result they assume, incorrectly, that everyone has "issues."

14 posted on 08/08/2011 12:59:25 PM PDT by wagglebee ("A political party cannot be all things to all people." -- Ronald Reagan, 3/1/75)
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15 posted on 08/08/2011 1:04:02 PM PDT by TheOldLady (FReepmail me to get ON or OFF the ZOT LIGHTNING ping list.)
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To: wagglebee

As a long-standing former member, I can say with certainty that the APA has been consumed by leftist Moonbats.


16 posted on 08/08/2011 1:07:10 PM PDT by Rudder (The Main Stream Media is Our Enemy---get used to it.)
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To: rlmorel

In ancient times, when I was in grad school, no self-respecting psychologist would join the APA.


17 posted on 08/08/2011 1:10:30 PM PDT by oldsicilian
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To: TruthConquers

So a bunch of spindle-wristed dorks who insiste we all need to get in touch with our feelings support homo marriage?

This is breaking news?


18 posted on 08/08/2011 1:11:11 PM PDT by ConservativeWarrior (In last year's nests, there are no birds this year.)
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To: TruthConquers

Follow the money.


19 posted on 08/08/2011 1:11:11 PM PDT by donhunt (I am sick and tired of those bastards insulting and lying to me.)
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To: Recon Dad
“everyone in that field has psychological issues themselves”. "All blacks are lazy." "All men are bruts." "Your wife is a dingbat".

Such generalities, while fun to make, are quite often inaccurate.

20 posted on 08/08/2011 1:12:41 PM PDT by Rudder (The Main Stream Media is Our Enemy---get used to it.)
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To: Rudder

Whatever. The decision demonstrates conclusively that the APA has no interest in mental health.


21 posted on 08/08/2011 1:16:06 PM PDT by Louis Foxwell (This IS my blog site.)
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To: wagglebee
...psychologists assume, incorrectly, that everyone has "issues."

Many of these posts are riddled with bigotry and inaccuracy, and your is no exception.

22 posted on 08/08/2011 1:16:32 PM PDT by Rudder (The Main Stream Media is Our Enemy---get used to it.)
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To: US Navy Vet
Most “Mental Health””Professionals” are “Royally Blanked-Up in the Head” Themselves..

So are navy veterans.

23 posted on 08/08/2011 1:18:15 PM PDT by Rudder (The Main Stream Media is Our Enemy---get used to it.)
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To: Rudder

“Such generalities, while fun to make, are quite often inaccurate.”

How about “all Freepers named Rudder support the APA’s agenda”?


24 posted on 08/08/2011 1:18:41 PM PDT by sthguard (The DNC theme song: "All You Need is Guv")
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To: Louis Foxwell
...the APA has no interest in mental health.

The APA does not represent the totality of the mental health profession, and has been marginalized by leftists with a political agenda.

25 posted on 08/08/2011 1:22:27 PM PDT by Rudder (The Main Stream Media is Our Enemy---get used to it.)
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To: SF_Redux

http://www.uhuh.com/nwo/communism/comgoals.htm
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great link. thanks.

i also note these psychologists basically ONLY support marriage, for people who are gay.

they typically tell us that traditional marriage is obsolete, and they don’t support it for “straight” people.

revealing their true agenda.


26 posted on 08/08/2011 1:24:33 PM PDT by Elendur (It is incumbent on every generation to pay its own debts as it goes. - Thomas Jefferson)
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To: sthguard
“all Freepers named Rudder support the APA’s agenda”?

What you have written is called an error.

BTW, I resigned from the APA back in the 1970's because of actions discussed in the article.

27 posted on 08/08/2011 1:25:51 PM PDT by Rudder (The Main Stream Media is Our Enemy---get used to it.)
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To: Rudder
Many of these posts are riddled with bigotry and inaccuracy, and your is no exception.

I take it from your earlier posts that you are or were a practicing skull jockey, so when you saw a new patient for the first time did you assume that they were a happy, normal, well-adjusted person just stopping by to make sure that you agreed or did you assume that they were there because they had some sort of issues? Regardless of your answer, how does either assumption not make you a bigot if we are to accept your premise from above.

Healthy people go to doctors to get physicals all the time, people with perfect teeth go to dentists all the time, happy, emotionally healthy people DO NOT make appointments with psychologists.

28 posted on 08/08/2011 1:26:49 PM PDT by wagglebee ("A political party cannot be all things to all people." -- Ronald Reagan, 3/1/75)
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To: Recon Dad

Is that ever true! I worked with the Psych Dept at a State Univ. There were a couple who weren’t nuts, but they were the exception. The profession attracts them. Crazies, that is.


29 posted on 08/08/2011 1:27:07 PM PDT by csuzieque
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To: Recon Dad
“everyone in that field has psychological issues themselves”.

Understatement of the year. The APA is the heir of Josef Mengele.

I've never known anyone in this field who didn't have severe mental problems. You'd pretty much have to have a severe mental problem to decide that other people with problems should be pumped full of experimental drugs, which is the industry standard practice.

30 posted on 08/08/2011 1:29:15 PM PDT by icanhasbailout
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To: wagglebee
...happy, emotionally healthy people DO NOT make appointments with psychologists.

Ever been before a judge? They can order MH evaluations without knowing whether the person is happy, healthy or emotionally sound. According to your scenario, I am obligated by my personal bias to find them all nuts.

31 posted on 08/08/2011 1:46:30 PM PDT by Rudder (The Main Stream Media is Our Enemy---get used to it.)
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To: icanhasbailout
I've never known anyone in this field who didn't have severe mental problems...

We can change that real quick: Allow me to introduce myself...

32 posted on 08/08/2011 1:48:40 PM PDT by Rudder (The Main Stream Media is Our Enemy---get used to it.)
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To: Rudder
Ever been before a judge? They can order MH evaluations without knowing whether the person is happy, healthy or emotionally sound. According to your scenario, I am obligated by my personal bias to find them all nuts.

Let's look at this two ways:

1. Do you consider a court-ordered evaluation to be the same thing as a normal person calling and making an appointment.

2. Are you aware of a single case where someone who was ordered by a judge to have an evaluation and was subsequently found to be happy, emotionally healthy and well-adjusted? I don't mean a person being found competent to stand trial, but actually emotionally healthy.

33 posted on 08/08/2011 2:21:13 PM PDT by wagglebee ("A political party cannot be all things to all people." -- Ronald Reagan, 3/1/75)
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To: wagglebee

It is only a matter of time before pederasty is also “a variation of normal”.


34 posted on 08/08/2011 2:22:29 PM PDT by Cyman
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To: Rudder

Maybe you aren’t nuts but you sure are defensive.


35 posted on 08/08/2011 2:28:23 PM PDT by christianhomeschoolmommaof3
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To: wagglebee

yes, yes.


36 posted on 08/08/2011 2:54:57 PM PDT by Rudder (The Main Stream Media is Our Enemy---get used to it.)
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To: christianhomeschoolmommaof3
Maybe you aren’t nuts but you sure are defensive.

Well, you are perceptive. I am defending my profession from bigoted insults.

If I bashed Christian home school moms, would you come to the defense?

37 posted on 08/08/2011 3:05:18 PM PDT by Rudder (The Main Stream Media is Our Enemy---get used to it.)
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To: Rudder

I can only defend myself. If 99% of Christian homeschool mothers voted to defend homosexual marriage I think I may apologize for the group I belong to and distance myself from them.


38 posted on 08/08/2011 3:32:32 PM PDT by christianhomeschoolmommaof3
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To: Rudder

I’m afraid you may be the only one.

While I sympathize with the instinct to defend one’s profession, perhaps you should consider that these people at the APA and their ideological ilk are not actually practicing the same profession at all, but instead have co-opted the moniker of the profession for an endeavor of another kind entirely.

What I know of as the practice of psychiatry/psychology/sociology/etc. includes methods that no sane, non-sociopathic person could adopt. There’s a huge problem with this profession and there are millions of kids on functionally experimental psychoactive medicines whose existence attests to the distorted and disturbing nature of the field in the present day.


39 posted on 08/08/2011 3:45:42 PM PDT by icanhasbailout
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To: Rudder; Recon Dad

“Your wife is a dingbat” doesn’t seem like a generality to me. Perhaps you meant, “All wives are dingbats?” Your point, of course, is true. Generalizations are usually true, but it’s generally wrong to apply to every member of a group. However, the APA unanimously in a 157-0 vote approved of same sex “marriage,” so that seems to prove Recon Dad’s point that ALL members of the APA have “psychological issues themselves.”


40 posted on 08/08/2011 4:21:56 PM PDT by CitizenUSA (Bad is easy. Anyone can do bad. Good, OTOH, is work. It takes discipline.)
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To: Rudder

Rudder: “BTW, I resigned from the APA back in the 1970’s because of actions discussed in the article.”

That was my immediate reaction to the 157-0 unanimous vote. I assumed the leftists had simply driven off everyone else over the years. A 157-0 vote is proof enough to me that the APA is not a healthy organization itself, otherwise it would permit or have some dissent. The 157-0 vote doesn’t make the APA’s point stronger in my mind. It makes them even more suspect (as if that could be possible).


41 posted on 08/08/2011 4:26:13 PM PDT by CitizenUSA (Bad is easy. Anyone can do bad. Good, OTOH, is work. It takes discipline.)
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To: wagglebee

So, the crazy people (psychologists and the psychiatrists) get to determine who is and isn’t crazy people among us?
Their stance on this abhorrent behavior tells me that they are the crazy ones.
The world leaders and the elite have gone mad.
House cleaning time it seems.


42 posted on 08/08/2011 4:28:58 PM PDT by Doulos1 (Bitter Clinger Forever!)
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To: christianhomeschoolmommaof3; Rudder

Most people get defensive when you bash their profession. I respect Rudder as a fellow FReeper, and I agree with pretty much everything he’s said so far on this thread. It IS wrong to apply generalizations to every member of a group. If he was a member of the APA who supported their immoral agenda, then the other posters might have a point, but he is not.


43 posted on 08/08/2011 4:43:50 PM PDT by CitizenUSA (Bad is easy. Anyone can do bad. Good, OTOH, is work. It takes discipline.)
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To: icanhasbailout
Disclaimer: (I ususally hide in a hole when shrink bashing begins on threads...but I know and respect the intellect of many of today's posters, and I just couldn't stand idly by, etc., etc.)

Trained and experienced in both psychology and psychiatry, I can offer some insight regarding the relative efficacy of each and why there are major problems in mental health care. To keep it short, many psychologists' clinical training presumes agreement with outrageous liberal-left dogma---in that regard they are out of step with reality and their patients, but well-received by fellow travelers, and so they continue to practice and generate patients's (and fellow FReepers') disdain.

The profession has, in my experience, as many nuts in it as the general public. The APA has been pushing it's liberal-leftist agenda since about 1967, as far as I can recall. I joined then as a grad student and within 3 years I resigned. I rejoined solely to get malpractice insurance at their group rate (about 1/4 the cost of other policies) in 1985 when I opened private practice.

Psychiatrists who practice in the community, in my experience, do not use "talking therapy"---ever. They also push one therapeutic modality, psychopharm. (Be wary of psychiatrist's Dx of Bipolar Disorder and the Rx given.) This sole reliance on one therapy is due to what I call, "medical economics." A medication check and Rx can take 10 minutes or less...a psychiatrist can (and does) bill for 30-50 said procedures an hour. (math error?)

For far too many practitioners, psychiatrists' professional identity crisis (i.e., Do we follow the medical model or the social-learning model?) was resolved as psychopharmacology improved. It was Faustian bargain, since now all they do is push pills and often polypharmacy results.

All of the medical professions are run by the government, one way or another...

Regards, R.

44 posted on 08/08/2011 5:08:54 PM PDT by Rudder (The Main Stream Media is Our Enemy---get used to it.)
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To: wagglebee
Two liberals in the APA wrote a book and this thread is a perfect fit to mention the book again: Destructive Trends in Mental Health: The Well Intentioned Path to Harm

Editorial Reviews

Destructive Trends in Mental Health: The Well-Intentioned Path to Harm documents and critiques the ascent of social activism over open-minded scintific inquiry and quality care in the current menatl health establishment. This book is a must-read for anyone who cares about menatl health care in this country. The book casts a eye on much of the psychological and psychiatric professional associations' social activism over the last 30 years. Drs. Wright and Cummings cannot be dismissed as disgruntled conservatives. Their deeds validate their claim to be lifelong liberal activists..
–Washington Times, The (DC), Warren Throckmorton, associate professor of psychology and fellow foe psychology anf public policy., 01/03/2006

This book may be the read of the year for mental health practitioners. It is the most sweeping critique (and often indictment) of the mental health professions in recent memory. It is occasionally freewheeling, unfettered, and polemical on the one hand, and precise and surgical on the other. Readers are going to either love it or hate it. This is a wide-ranging provocative book that offers a sweeping critique of several areas of science, practice, and the profession that may be valuable in stimulating discussion as we look ahead. It provides an important voice in a growing chorus demanding reform.
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–Frank Farley and V.K. Kumar, Reviewers, Contemporary Psychology, 06/07/2005

According to Cummings, self- interested destructive trends have permeated the mental health professions, threatening harm to the patients who seek their help and betraying the society they are sworn to serve. This book echoes many of the charges that up to now have come from outisde the therapy profession. This isn't a book that can be dismissed as just another ideologically inspired, partisan attack..
–Psychotherapy Networker, Richard Handler, Radio Producer, Jan/Feb 2006

Are you open - minded? If so, this book will captivate, fascinate, and disturb you. If you are unquestioningly married to political correct ideology, you will brand this book conservative dogma and look for reasons to discredit the authors, but ironically, the editors and principal authors are life-long liberal activists. The book leaves few sacred cows un-gored. Nick Cummings wryly gives step by step process for fabricating a new syndrome that would be widely accepted. He posits that by truly integrating psychology with healthcare and casting psychologists as behavioral primary care providers, the number of psychology patients could increase 900%. This book is exciting, profound, and the most thought provoking book ever to be read in at least a decade..
–Independent Practitioner, Michael Brickey, Summer 2005

This book is about the taboos surrounding many controversial subjects. It is such a challenge, the editors, mature and experienced professionals, and book contributors dissect many aspects within the field of mental health. These are as pertinent to the practice of social work as they are to psychology.This book is not to be overlooked. It has a plethora of references, primarily from psychology even though many of the subjects have been presented in the recent social work as well as the psychiatric and psychoanalytic literature. It is well written and parts of it are fun to read. Like the child who pointed out the emperor's nakedness, this book will promote reconsideration of many problems in the area of mental health and in the profession of social work. Social workers who like to think and who respect challenges will find this book a must read..
–Florence Lieberman PhD/DSW, Professor Emerata, Hunter College School of Social Work

Product Description

This book takes as its inspiration the assumption that the atmosphere of intellectual openness, scientific inquiry, aspiration towards diversity, and freedom from political pressure that once flourished in the American Psychological Association has been eclipsed by an "ultra-liberal agenda," in which voices of dissent, controversial points of view, and minority groups are intimidated, ridiculed and censored.

Chapters written by established and revered practitioners explore these important issues within the contexts of social change, the ways in which mental health services providers view themselves and their products, and various economic factors that have affected healthcare cost structure and delivery.

In short, this book is intended to help consumers, practitioners, and policy makers to become better educated about a variety of recent issues and trends that have significantly changed the mental health fields.

About the Author

Rogers H. Wright, Ph.D., is currently retired from professional service after a long and distinguished career. Dr Wright was a Co-founder and Partner of Fiske, Levy & Wright Psychological Consultants to Management for almost 40 years, before serving as CEO of the Association for the Advancement of Psychology. During his illustrious career, Dr. Wright was elected as President of Division 31 of the APA, once in 1969 - the year he founded the division - and again in 1986, the California State Psychological Association (2 terms), and the APA's Division of Clinical Psychology. Dr. Wright has served as the Chair of a number of organizations and has been the recipient of an astounding array of professional honors and awards.

Nicholas A. Cummings, Ph.D., Sc.D., is Distinguished Professor Emeritus, Clinical Psychology, and President, Foundation for Behavioral Health at the University of Nevada at Reno. Dr. Cummings is a Past-President of the American Psychological Association and founder of American Biodyne, the first behavioral healthcare HMO

45 posted on 08/08/2011 5:42:53 PM PDT by scripter ("You don't have a soul. You are a soul. You have a body." - C.S. Lewis)
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To: Rudder

I think we discussed the book mentioned in post 45 before, but just in case I’m pinging you to post 45.


46 posted on 08/08/2011 5:47:06 PM PDT by scripter ("You don't have a soul. You are a soul. You have a body." - C.S. Lewis)
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To: scripter

Many thanks for the resource.


47 posted on 08/08/2011 5:53:46 PM PDT by Rudder (The Main Stream Media is Our Enemy---get used to it.)
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To: wagglebee

They ceased being a legitimate, rational body over 30 years ago.


48 posted on 08/08/2011 6:52:08 PM PDT by fwdude
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To: wagglebee

These people “counsel” and possibly manipulate patients who are in very fragile states of mind.

Scary.


49 posted on 08/08/2011 7:59:37 PM PDT by prairiebreeze
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To: wagglebee

Of course they do. If anyone dissents, they won’t be members of APA for long...


50 posted on 08/09/2011 8:49:11 AM PDT by Antoninus (Nothing that offends God can possibly be a legitimate right.)
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