[ExI] Current Psychology

Patrick McLaren patrickkmclaren at gmail.com
Fri Jul 30 13:25:58 UTC 2010

May I ask you to review the work of my father?

>From wikipedia:

His interest lies in building the foundations for a better psychiatry: “A
critical analysis of the logical status of modern psychiatry shows that
psychiatry has no rational basis to its practice, its teaching and its
research. At best, it is a protoscience.” In his view modern psychiatry is
currently operating within the Kuhnian realm of "normal science."

Patrick McLaren

On Fri, Jul 30, 2010 at 7:48 PM, Stathis Papaioannou <stathisp at gmail.com>wrote:

> 2010/7/30 Sabrina Ballard <sabrina.ballard at hotmail.com>:
> > The Western Psychological profession as a whole seems to be very out of
> > touch. They still cling to clearly outdated modes from Freud, while
> physical
> > medicine seems to be moving forward in its models. Is this my subjective
> > interpretation, or are any of you able to access information that would
> > confirm and/or deny this feeling.
> >
> > Is there some benefit to Western Psychology in clinging to the ideas of
> > Freud and Jung? Are other models too flawed to take their places?
> Clinical psychology at least in English-speaking countries is
> dominated by Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, while psychiatry is
> dominated by biological psychiatry, involving the use of physical
> therapies such as medication. There are still some psychoanalytic
> therapists who base their work on Freud and his disciples, but they
> are rarer.
> --
> Stathis Papaioannou
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