From Helping to Hating – Critical Social Justice From a Social Psychological Perspective
Published in Cynical Therapies: Perspectives on the Antitherapeutic Nature of Critical Social Justice
I am very proud to have contributed to a seminal book which highlights the dangers of critical social justice for the therapeutic professions. The volume, which consists of contributions from professionals within the fields of counselling, psychology and therapy, is long overdue, not least due to a number of hold-ups that our editor Dr Val Thomas details here.
My own chapter draws upon my background in social psychology to demonstrate how critical social justice can encourage hatred and even justification of harm toward certain groups. Obviously, this behaviour is very concerning wherever it occurs, but it is especially so when mental health professionals are encouraging and embodying such actions.
We hope that our book helps to draw attention to these unethical practices, and that others will join the fight-back to ensure that everyone will get the appropriate mental health support that they need.
An overview of the book chapters is included below. Ebook purchases can be made through Kobo, Barnes and Noble, and Apple Books and Paperbacks are available on Amazon and Book Depository.
More details can also be found on Critical Therapy Antidote.