Sunday, February 5, 2023

Tag: resources

Announcing New Critical Psychology and Social Practice Website

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From Critical Psychology and Social Practice: "Scholars in critical psychology have demonstrated how the dominant ‘scientific’ and applied psychologies (and psychologists, therapists, and counselors)...

What Is Critical Psychology? New Site for Scholar-Activists

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From Robert Beshara: "I am pleased to announce that on behalf of the Critical Praxis Collective, I have put together a website which will...

Diagnosis Dilemma

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Not long ago I had a conversation with a psychiatrist. He told me about a diagnostic dilemma he’d run up against at work; When a judge makes an unfunded treatment mandate as part of her judgment, she pressures the doctor to make a “payable” psychiatric diagnosis. If the doctor stretches the truth out of sympathy and provides an inaccurate but payable diagnosis so that his patient can have access to medical care and money to live on, he is committing fraud that can mean heavy fines and incarceration for himself.