Peter Breggin, MD & The International Center for the Study of Psychiatry and Psychology (ICSPP)
Psychiatrist Peter Breggin is one of the most brilliant minds in the field of mental health:
Dr. Breggin was ahead of his time and his philosophy regarding mental health & mental illness as simple as it is formed the basis from which I developed Positive Projective Psychology. Peter’s philosophy gave the “yard stick” by which to measure mental distress and to assist my clients in getting their needs met and achieving their goals.
Clearly and dearly, I am indebted to Peter for his ability to see through the confusion “modern science” and “medicine” has foisted off on us as both “science” and “treatment.” Were it not for Peter and his lovely wife Ginger Breggin I would not have become the psychologist* I have been nor would I have ever achieved the levels of health and satisfaction I have.
Ginger invited me to become a member of the Advisory Council for International Center for the Study of Psychiatry and Psychology. It was not until I participated in the ICSPP listserv that I was confronted by other professionals and my education completed. Indeed, I miss those early days on the listserv and I really appreciate those folks who reared me up on the listserv.
The challenging remarks by others more experienced and older than I really brought my thinking around. They helped me realize the terrible bill of goods that we were forced to swallow in the name of (phony) “higher education.” I am forever grateful and indebted to those others who corrected me in kindness.
Truly, my peers on the listserv contributed immensely to my life, professionally and personally. And I regret not staying in touch with them and my inability to recall names and give them public credit. However, if you are or were a member of that listserv, I would love to hear from you. Please drop me a line.
My relationship with the International Center for the Study of Psychiatry and Psychology ended some time ago in approximately 2002. At the time, I was overwhelmed with my own health care & insurmountable difficulties at work, and the listserv was peppered with national politics as I tried to get ICSPP back on track and focused upon the mission which united us:
Improving the practises of psychiatry & psychology
Providing a concerted challenge to the hegemony of the Medical Model and the stranglehold the Pharmaceutical Industry holds on mental health care
Focusing upon developing, finding and disseminating superior treatments in mental health
Restoring the crown of science that once belonged to Psychology
and in particular to
American Behavioral Psychology
I highly recommend the International Center for the Study of Psychiatry and Psychology and their professional journal:
Ethical Human Psychology and Psychiatry:
An International Journal of Critical Inquiry.
One may visit ISCPP at their new website:
*I worked as a psychologist in the past but am barred from holding myself out as a psychologist and practising in the State of Arizona.
However, for the sake of accuracy be it known my
Arizona Psychologist #3339 is medically inactive.
“Science” has become “political” in the sense espoused my Mao.
Rather than at the end of a gun, we have committees we call Boards which rule as despots.