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: firstname.lastname@example.org
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
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