The Existence of Jeanette Bartha

Thank you for the support. Years have passes and although those in pursuit of psychotherapy are not armed with information if they want it.

Behind the Locked Doors of Inpatient Psychiatry

Jeanette Bartha writes a blog entitled “Multiple Personalities Don’t Exist” (http://jeanettebartha.wordpress.com/) and she’s having some troubles right now because she is under cyber-attack by some women who have gotten her blog suspended.  Ms Bartha has gotten her blog back up but this is the second time they’ve shut it down, so I’d like to say a couple things.

First, I don’t know a whole lot about so-called “multiple personalities” but what I do know came from three women who were in hospital with me at very different times in my life.  They were all given the diagnosis of multiple personalities.

All their stories started the same way:  they were repeatedly raped as very young children.  At a time when their little psyches were developing and trying to understand the world, they were repeatedly subjected to horrific trauma.  A little kid can’t cope with that.  A girl-child can’t grow up straight…

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Carol Tavris, Ph.D.: How to Spot Pseudoneuroscience & Biobunk

“When it comes to pseudoscience, social psychologist and writer Carol A. Tavris is a self-appointed curmudgeon.”

“I have spent many years lobbing hand grenades at psychobabble — that wonderful assortment of pop psych ideas that permeate our culture in spite of having no means of empirical support,” said Tavris at the 24th APS Annual Convention.“Today, however, we face an even greater challenge because in this era of the medical-pharmaceutical-industrial complex, where psychobabble goes, can biobunk be far behind?””

Carol Tavris is one of the most engaging speakers I’ve heard. Her teaching methods, wit, wisdom, and endless wonder at the absurdities of human nature bring her audiences to laughter frequently. At the end of this post are several lectures you may find enlightening and perspective adjusting.

“Not every aspect of this “biomedical revolution,” as Tavris calls it, is unwelcome. She admitted that she gets very excited about many of these discoveries. What she takes issue with is the perception that biomedical explanations are infallible. Similar to the psychobabble that plagues psychological science, “brainless neuroscience” should be giving the field an image problem, but because most people don’t know how to spot biobunk, they are more willing to accept bad neuroscience findings over good psychological ones.”

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According to Dr. Tavris there are a few surefire ways to spot biobunk:

1. Technomyopia – Technology knows more that I do

2. Murky Methods – Questionable methods are a sure sign of pseudoneuroscience. Statistical problems and artifacts are often hidden behind flashy findings. Imaging studies are one of the most common culprits

3. Rampant Reductionism Be wary of conclusions that seem too neat and simple

4. Neuromarketing – Watch out for hype and overselling. Often “neuromarketers” will hawk impressive sounding devices or treatments to desperate parents, students, and teachers that are backed by questionable science.

More Abaoaut Psychobabble and Brain Silliness

How to Spot Pseudoneuroscience and Biobunk

A Skeptical Look at Pseudoneuroscience  YouTube

Books

Psychoababbly and BioBunk: Using Psychological Science to Think Critically about Popular Psychology, 3rd Edition

Mistakes were Made (But Not by Me):Why We Justify Foolish Beliefs, Bad  Decisions, and Hurtful Acts

The Mismeasure of Woman

Psychology 10th Edition

Invitation to Psychology with DSM-5 Update

Invitition to Psychology 5th Edition

 

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Ticker Tape: Questionable Psychotherapies

This post is devoted to questionable psychotherapeutic practices. The links below are for informational purposes only. I question.

Sexual Assault Awareness.com Andrew Pari, L.C.S.W (Licensed Clinical Social Worker). LCSW is not a medical degree, yet his website identifies him as: “the nation’s leading authority on the neuro-biological arousal mechanism in sexualized violence”. “Authority” is a word usually reserved for well-educated people who often hold a medical degree; or others who conduct rigorous scientific research. Mr. Pari seems to have a masters degree void of a scientific education.

 

 

The Satanic Ritual Abuse Nonsense Must Stop

Let’s expose the satanic abuse con artists

by David Aaronovitch

This blog does not Support Any Psychotherapist or Group

To my readers: It appears that this blog has been hijacked by people leaving links to websites that I did not publish or support. They are deleted.

This blog was founded to offer information, research, and opinions.

Be advised that this site does not allow hate speech and comments may be redacted or deleted. I don’t like policing comments, but this blog has been used for platforms and agendas of some who cannot entertain social discourse respectfully. Or, they seek free advertising.

Comments, however, are welcome and your participation in conversations are welcome and much appreciated.

Jeanette D. Bartha