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.