I just found out about The Center for the Study of Empathic Therapy, Education and Living. This nonprofit organization, says the website, was “founded by Peter R. Breggin MD for professionals and non-professionals who want to raise ethical and scientific standards in psychology and psychiatry.” Dr. Breggin is a “reformer” of psychiatry and an evangelist about the harm of psychiatric medication.
I’m quite interested to read more about the good doctor and his organization, but from the little bit I’ve glanced at thus far, it seems very extreme in nature. You know I’m a strong advocate for medication combined with psychotherapy, at least for myself, because it works very well for me. Any extreme position, theory or advocacy always sends up a red flag for me.
I’m interested to know if anyone reading this has experience with Empathetic Therapy and what it has done or them. Please use the comment section to tell us. Thanks!