About the National Psychotherapy Association
This is a new professional association for talk therapists that no longer feel at home in the dominant guilds. A common sense helping professional with the National Psychotherapy Association rejects much of the conventional wisdom of the contemporary psychotherapy landscape, and seeks truth for better care. Briefly stated, we reject the postmodern cultural notions about race, sex, and gender feminism that have contaminated our field. We oppose the intrusion of the social justice religion into the field of psychotherapy because it feeds a sense of victimization, creates neurotic guilt, and predisposes psychotherapists to discriminate against certain groups of people. We advocate getting back to the basics of helping all people, regardless of group affiliation, fix real problems by adjusting their thinking, changing their behaviors, improving their relationships, embarking on healthier lifestyles, and becoming better people.
We believe this may be the first of its kind, a non-sectarian guild for helping professionals that is not contaminated by the Leftist political whims Du-jour. We are also on the cutting edge of the change revolution, as proponents of the common factors in psychotherapy. We reject model fidelity and empirical validation propaganda. We reject the medication myth that has an alarming percentage of people taking psychotropic medications that do not help them and produce serious side-effects. We are concerned that people are not being helped effectively because change agents are holding to mythological notions that interfere with good care.
The major mental health guilds, unfortunately, cater to these political whims and outdated notions because they are the keepers of the status quo. They have become bureaucratized and bought. We want to provide an alternative for professionals who care deeply about our vocation, and wish to practice authentically and effectively. We help people build character-based competencies and enduring pro-social community commitments that lead to a happy life. We want to improve the collective mental health of the nation.
We are a small group of revolutionary leaders that are willing to endure career risks to stand up for our principles. These are troublesome times for our professions and our communities. We wish to do battle with the destructive political trends and social realities that are making it more difficult for individuals, families, and communities to find happiness and success. We want to stand for righteousness and excellence as the spokespeople for truth, traditional understandings and effective clinical practice in the helping professions. We believe a common sense renaissance among professionals from different disciplines that over-rules the nefarious effects of anti-white, anti-male, anti-heterosexual discrimination will stimulate a reformation in western civilization.
Our practitioners are available for clinical supervision and training. Our approach gets great results.
We support the Physician's Declaration from the International Alliance of Physicians and Medical Students that calls for among other principles:
"The political intrusion into the practice of medicine (psychotherapy) and the physician/patient relationship must end. Physicians, and all health care providers, must be free to practice the art and science of medicine (psychotherapy) without fear of retribution, censorship, slander, or disciplinary action, including possible loss of licensure and hospital privileges, loss of insurance contracts and interference from government entities and organizations – which further prevent us from caring for patients in need. More than ever, the right and ability to exchange objective scientific findings, which further our understanding of disease, must be protected."
The National Psychotherapy Association is a project of Living a Good life Church. The church provides us with an opportunity to exchange ideas freely under the free speech protection afforded to churches under the U.S. Constitution (at least for now). Members of the NPA are not required to be members of Living a Good Life Church.