• Journal of Critical Psychology, Counselling and Psychotherapy NO LONGER AVAILABLE

Journal of Critical Psychology, Counselling and Psychotherapy NO LONGER AVAILABLE

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We are no longer selling subscriptions to JCPCP. The last issue 19(4) will come out in December this year.

The Journal of Critical Psychology, Counselling and Psychotherapy (JCPCP) has something important to say about the dominant myths of psychiatry and psychology in these unenlightened times. The Editorial Board includes two winners of human rights awards in the world of psychiatry and psychology. Its contributors reflect all that is best in the voices of those who speak out about the state of modern psychology, counselling and psychotherapy — courage, commitment and a passion for reason. Authors write of daily struggles within the system, deconstruct the machinations of ‘Big Psy’ and bring a fierce spotlight to bear on the iniquities of theory and practice.

JCPCP is recommended reading for students of psychology, counselling and psychotherapy, academics, independent thinkers in the Human Services and those who survive those services.

Critiques in the form of articles or letters on any aspect of psycological or psychotherapeutic research, theory or practice are always welcome. Articles should not normally exceed 4000 words. They will be peer reviewed. Please contact the Editor, Craig Newnes to submit material: craignewnes76@gmail.com

Some recent contributors to JCPCP:

Mark Burton; A second psychology of liberation? Valuing and moving beyond the Latin


Dorothy Rowe; ADHD – Adults’ fear of frightened children

Ian Parker; Community and normality: Politics and mental health

David Smail; The cultural context of therapy

Leonard Mosher; Soteria and other alternatives to acute psychiatric hospitalization: A

personal and professional review

Dave Harper; Psychology and the ‘War on Terror.’

Rufus May; Resisting the diagnostic gaze

Fred A. Baughman; The rise and fall of ADD/ADHD

Pat Dudgeon and Abigail Bray; Disabling the First People: Re-scientized racism and the indigenous mental health movement

Leonard Roy Frank; An open letter to the Food and Drug Administration

Peter Lehmann; Securing rights in the psychiatric field by utilizing advance directives

Joanna Moncrieff, Mark Rapley and Sami Timimi; The construction of psychiatric diagnoses:

The case of adult ADHD

Jacqui Dillon; Just say it as it is: Names mater, language matters, truth matters

Peter Breggin; What psychologists need to know about ADHD and stimulants

David Fryer; What is it to be critical in relation to psychology?

David Healy; The ethics of psychopharmacology

Lucy Johnstone; Do families cause schizophrenia: revisiting a taboo subject

John Cromby; Depression: Embodying social inequality

William West; The (human) spirit in relationship

Jonathan Leo and Jeffrey Lacasse; Clinical trials of therapy versus medication: Even in a tie

medication wins

Craig Newnes; Pathologizing difference

David Pilgrim; DSM-5 and forms of cultural imperialism

Melissa Burkett; Sexualisation, childhood nnocence and the moral purity of middle-class girls

Jeffery Masson; Alternatives to psychiatry

Craig Newnes

Craig Newnes is editor of The Journal of Critical Psychology, Counselling and Psychotherapy (formerly Changes), and a commissioning editor and author for our Critical Psychology series. Prior to his retirement he was Director of Psychological Therapies for Shropshire. He has a life time commitment to the NHS and is an outspoken critic of the hypocrisy, self interest, confusion and downright lies which characterise so much of the practise of psychiatry and psychology. He believes that unhappiness is a form of heresy and most of the misery for which people seek help is only amenable to alleviation through changes in their material lives.

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