Neutrality, power and psychiatry: Shifting paragdim through praxis

Race Reflections

The challenge of shifting current psychiatric conceptualisations

The British Psychological Society’s Division of Clinical Psychology (DCP) issued a position statement on psychiatric diagnoses in May 2013. The statement highlights many of the limitations of psychiatric classification systems, theoretically, empirically and clinically. In making the case for a ‘paradigm shift’, the DCP’s statement draws attention to the impact of psychiatric diagnoses on the life of those in distress including: the marginalisation and decontextualisation their lived experiences, stigmatisation and dehumanisation. Further, the statement alerts readers to the‘Ethnocentric bias’ inherent to current conceptualisations which can lay the foundation for discriminatory practices.

Debates around the statement and the usefulness of psychiatric diagnoses more generally, continue to rage. Many have been heated and passionate. They have been located both within and outside clinical psychology. Much of these have been constructive and necessary. Some, I have struggled with. Many have qualified attempts at problematising current diagnostic…

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The Decline and Fall of the #MSM – and good riddance!

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The Decline and Fall of the ‘Mainstream’ Media – and good riddance!Justin Raimondo, ANTI-WAR.COM, December 14, 2015.

The “mainstream” media is a potent issue this election year, and Donald Trump has surely turned the public’s distrust of the Fourth Estate into electoral gold. Regardless of what one thinks of Trump himself, his ability to turn a media pile-on into an asset has got to make one wonder what is it about the journalistic profession, circa 2015, that inspires such antipathy.

Perhaps it’s what they don’t report that’s responsible for the general disdain in which they are held. Take, for example, this piece in the New York Times on Tashfeen Malik’s previously unreported Facebook postings, by Matt Apuzzo, Michael S. Schmidt, and Julia Preston. The first paragraphs read:

“Tashfeen Malik, who with her husband carried out the massacre in San Bernardino, Calif., passed three background checks by American immigration…

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Parent-child relationship problems: Treatment tools for rectification counseling

Parental Alienation Support

As counselors, we come in contact with clients who are angry or heartbroken and oftentimes feel defeated. This sense of pain and loss is frequently realized in the forensic setting in which I work with parents who are desperate to rebuild a parent-child relationship that is severely damaged or estranged. I also work with children who assert that they never want to see or speak with one of their parents again. Continue reading…

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Blog up & down like a toilet seat

ShevaBurton. Cross of Change Blog

Abe and Ella’s blog has resurfaced, but we’re working on taking it down for good.

Source: Blog interest lost, credibilty lost,less fooled or giving attention

Investigation Teams for Whole Truth

Hoaxtead Research can be relied on for accurate updates, I rarely click on links shared by the hoaxers, who are tagging in or copying in others, or commenting on blogs, with their many sock or fake accounts, to give an illusion of support.

Just as Sabine McNeill, continues to tweet, her fake, delusional sites, giving an illusion that she and Belinda Mckenzie spearheaded CSAinquiry, campaigns.

Clearly, and thanks to many, the word has gotten out there, many new campaigners, warned by me, word of mouth, years ago, who told me at the time, that they only stayed connected, to those with a large online presence, like Brian Gerrish, Sabine K McNeill, Belinda McKenzie, Bill Maloney, Maggie Tuttle, Kevin Annett,  and…

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No Judgment for Voluntary Overpayment in Nashville Child Support Case: In re Andrea R.

Herston on Tennessee Family Law

buckwheatFacts: Mother and Father are the unmarried parents of Child. The parents never resided together. Child has lived with Mother since birth.

When Child was five years old, Mother filed a petition to establish Father’s child support obligation.

After a hearing, the trial court established Father’s ongoing child support obligation.

The trial court also determined that Father’s retroactive child support obligation dating back to Child’s birth was $41,743. The trial court further found Father voluntarily paid child support to Mother totaling $84,275 during the retroactive time period. Because of this, the trial court held Father did not owe any retroactive child support.

Father sought a judgment for the $42,532 overpayment of child support. The trial court denied Father’s request.

Father appealed.

On Appeal: The Court of Appeals affirmed the trial court.

Father argued he is entitled to a judgment for overpayment of child support. Father relied on

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