Are you listening, psychotherapists? It’s a movement now, a consumer revolt of nitpick pioneers numbering in the dozens, who, like William James (remember him? You should!) reject your “unspeakably blind and shallow religion of healthy-mindedness.” We’re looking through you, no more bullshit, no more manuals, time to do the right thing, stand up for what you claim to believe in, (“by a landslide!”), give the people what they want, the revolution will not be lobotomized.
On this day of stealing song titles, I refer you to the sexy intellectual blog de la Ruth known as Off Label, a must read and daily fix for what ails and rails the best minds of your generation.
Fuck you very much for CBT
Fuck you very much for reminding me
That the way I feel has no relation to what’s real
And that no one really cares what happened to me
So fuck you very much for CBT
For trivialising and reducing me
To an emotional bureaucrat in my crisis management hat
Word. Those still on the fence can look into my eyes; I’ll be your
mirror evidence base. Start engaging consumer criticism. Dip in to the sea of possibility. Go read the classic 2003 Psychiatric Times “Cognitive Therapy’s Faulty Schema” by your colleague, Paul Genova, MD, here.
- Cognitive therapy does not reflect current knowledge of how the brain works;
- Cognitive therapy is not rational;
- Cognitive therapy does not really reject transference;
- Cognitive therapy unquestioningly supports the social status quo;
- Cognitive therapy gives patients no means of responding to unsolvable problems: to the inherently tragic nature of life.
Mental midgets to the core, busted out. A pox on your practice, from this day forward. Even the hamster curses you.