PsiAN Advocates for Mental Health Care

PsiAN: Our Mission

PsiAN on FacebookPsiAN aims to organize, formulate initiatives and collectively advocate for mental health policy that is based on the complexity of the individual and not simply on the identification of discrete symptoms.

We advocate for teaching, research, policy and practice in which psychotherapeutic depth of understanding of the uniqueness of individual suffering, the complex psychotherapeutic process of individual growth and change, and the essential role of the psychotherapeutic relationship are valued as key elements of successful treatment.

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How To Join PsiAN?

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We will use this platform to share ideas, formulate initiatives and organize actions to collectively advocate for psychological policy that makes sense.

Who We Are

We are mental health professionals, academics, policy makers and clients concerned about the direction of mental health care, and ready to speak up for mental health policies and practices that are effective and truly humane.

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The Problem We See

There is a deeply troubling trend in psychotherapy training and policy that emphasizes the medical model view of distress as illness, categorizing human problems in accordance with symptoms or superficial forms of diagnosis, and leading to medication and short-term, structured, manualized, or automated treatments as first-line remedies. These policies and practices undermine the core elements of successful mental health treatment while placing the needs of Big Pharma and health insurance companies ahead of the needs of individuals and families.

The Solution We Seek

Professional training and legislative action must be brought to reflect the evidence found in a wealth of long-term research: that therapies involving a substantive understanding of unique individuals, within the context of ongoing therapeutic relationships, yield benefits that are most likely to be sustained over the long term. While such training and treatment may represent a greater initial economic outlay, they ultimately cost less than ineffective, shorter term, non-relational alternatives. Numerous studies have shown that psychotherapy actually reduces overall health care costs, as there is strong relationship between effective mental health care and better physical health.

PsiAN: Our Mission

PsiAN on FacebookPsiAN aims to organize, formulate initiatives and collectively advocate for mental health policy that is based on the complexity of the individual and not simply on the identification of discrete symptoms.

We advocate for teaching, research, policy and practice in which psychotherapeutic depth of understanding of the uniqueness of individual suffering, the complex psychotherapeutic process of individual growth and change, and the essential role of the psychotherapeutic relationship are valued as key elements of successful treatment.

Protect PTSD Treatments That Work!

Sign the petiton.

How To Join PsiAN?

Click here to sign up for the PsiAN Google Group.
Join Us by sending an email.

We will use this platform to share ideas, formulate initiatives and organize actions to collectively advocate for psychological policy that makes sense.

Who We Are

We are mental health professionals, academics, policy makers and clients concerned about the direction of mental health care, and ready to speak up for mental health policies and practices that are effective and truly humane.