By Robyn Dawes
Publish 12 months note: First released October 1st 1993
Robin Dawes spares nobody during this robust critique of recent psychotherapeutic perform. As Dawes issues out, we have now all been swayed by way of the "pop psych" view of the world--believing, for instance, that vanity is a vital precursor to being a efficient individual, that occasions in one's formative years impact one's destiny as an grownup, and that "you need to love your self sooner than you could love another."
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Furthermore, one of the most commonly used assessment tools, the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM; American Psychiatric Association, 2000), has been widely criticized for emphasizing individual origins of mental disorders and harboring Eurocentric conceptions of normality. 33 34 INTRODUCTION Thus, practitioners easily can neglect the influences of acculturation, racial identity, and immigration on the human experience, not to mention social problems such as racism, sexism, and homophobia (Kress, Eriksen, Rayle, & Ford, 2005; Velásquez, Johnson, & Brown-Cheatham, 1993).