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Author:
Paul Moloney
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978-0745329871
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074532987X
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Pluto Press (June 6, 2013)
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The Therapy Industry fundamentally challenges our conceptions of happiness and wellbeing.

Paul Moloney argues that much therapy is geared towards compliance and acceptance of the status quo, rather than attempting to facilitate social change. The Therapy Industry fundamentally challenges our conceptions of happiness and wellbeing. Moloney argues that therapeutic and applied psychology have little basis in science, that their benefits are highly exaggerated and they prosper because they serve the interests of power. Download (. MB). Maximize Your Coaching Effectiveness with Acceptance and Commitment Therapy.

Paul Moloney is a Counselling Psychologist with experience in community and social work, an associate lecturer . He is the author of The Therapy Industry (Pluto, 2013)

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The Therapy Industry: The Irresistible Rise of the Talking Cure, and Why It Doesn't Work (Paperback)

The Therapy Industry: The Irresistible Rise of the Talking Cure, and Why It Doesn't Work (Paperback). Paul Moloney (author).

He generally holds a philosophy that self-described incels also hold. Paul Maloney abides by a social-materialist psychology, a psychology that sees social relations and the external world as the most important determinants of mental health

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Across the world anxiety, stress and depression are on the increase, a trend which looks set to continue as austerity measures bite. The official response tells people that unhappiness is just a personal problem, rather than a social one. Written by a practising psychologist, with nearly thirty years' experience in the fields of mental health and learning disabilities, The Therapy Industry offers a concise, accessible and critical overview of the world of psychological practice in Britain and the USA. Paul Moloney argues that much therapy is geared towards compliance and acceptance of the status quo, rather than attempting to facilitate social change. The Therapy Industry fundamentally challenges our conceptions of happiness and wellbeing. Moloney argues that therapeutic and applied psychology have little basis in science, that their benefits are highly exaggerated and they prosper because they serve the interests of power.

  • If you want to think differently about therapy, read this book. It does a great job collecting evidence and making several different points, in contrast to Psychotherapy as Religion, which says pretty much the same thing over and over.

  • Extraordinary scholarship. Dispassionate but incisive. Bound to be ignored by the therapy industry but embraced by a sophisticated audience concerned about the effectiveness and social meaning of psychotherapy. Even better than the best critiques of therapy such as Rieff's The Triumph of the Therapeutic.

  • I feel strongly that state (NHS) psychotherapy is massively over rated, rarely accomplishing as much as we’re led to believe.Therapy can actually exacerbate depression, with its creation of an artificial clinical relationship that engenders a childlike dependence.However if you are someone who has been negatively impacted by a therapy experience,this really 'isn't' the book for you.

    The author links mental health to politics, he regards the two as inextricably linked.He believes "the workings of power within society, the experience of personal distress, and a person's response to it are intertwined",as far as he is concerned, the self is not the problem,he believes the disadvantages inherent in the unfair worldly system are to blame.He believes the everyday grind of a poor life and accumulated injustices due to oppression, impact negatively on mental health causing demoralisation and despair.

    He fails to get to the root of the problem and his focus on social inequality, economic inequalities etc is misleading, boring leftist rhetoric.There is no division, no class struggle, no exploitation because these are just constructs. The left rely on the perpetuation of the you are being oppressed narrative in order to propel a God hating ideology. Moloney bangs on about people being driven crazy by "racism" & "sexism", isms are of course very powerful weapons in the Marxist psychological warfare against traditional values.
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    Moloney says...
    "There is extensive literature that demonstrates that being diagnosed with a mental disorder is strongly associated with living in conditions of social deprivation, poverty, or coming from a lower social class. Not only does therapy have no chance of addressing any of these, it allows society to look the other way, and present mental disorder as an individual weakness or vulnerability, rather than a more or less predictable result of living a marginalised existence in a society that increasingly celebrates extreme wealth and conspicuous consumption"
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    Actually mental illness & mental distress is socially heterogeneous,it is spread evenly across all the social classes.Is this author aware that there is also evidence that material wealth is associated with low psychological well-being.

    Rates of depression are higher in more economically developed countries than in third world (poverty stricken) countries and psychological studies have established that once an individual has achieved a certain level of affluence, they quickly become habituated and begin to start hankering for the next level up often becoming frustrated when this is not achieved.Our culture dismisses & trivialises the suffering of advantaged people because they tend to feel the rich have no right to feel unhappy,powerless and emotionally impoverished as a result of living an inauthentic life.

    Sigmund Freud, the forefather of psychology was an atheist who described belief in God as a collective neurosis: he called it 'longing for a father'. Freud has damaged us all. Freud's psychoanalysis was used (the Frankfurt School) to create a reinterpretation of communism. The Frankfurt School reworked traditional Marxism synthesised with Psychoanalysis and a neo Marxist agenda was created, that agenda was driven by a 'progressive' interest.It used psychoanalysis to bring about profound social change - the overturning of conventional values in the world.The Neo Marxist process we have undergone in recent decades resulted in the destroying of traditions,Christendom,the family, gender,sexual norms and morality.Unfortunately the Psychoanalytic theory that helped bring about the dramatic societal change treats God as an illusion and although some of its concepts on surface level do seem helpful in describing the depravity of man and explaining humanity’s inward turmoil Freud's solution is incorrect,people cannot obtain psychological health merely by reliving the past or being the recipient of a therapists professional (subjective) insight.

    Everything modern Humanities teaches springs from the Frankfurt School but, for some reason,examination of this fact is very much discouraged.Increasingly a socialist mindset began to take over due to a very deliberate move by a corrupt, amoral academic elite with their own agenda, to turn Western nations originally founded on Judeo-Christian principles, away from God.So now we live in a world where atheist/secular socialist type states allow big multi-billion cartels to run our planet.Unfortunately the population has been increasingly exposed to too many self-indulgent, value-destroying leftist ideologues.Orthodoxies are always tied up with cultural power & that inevitably becomes oppressive power.I have witnessed a steady decline in culture over my lifetime,what passed for spontaneous social change was in fact an organised,systematic process of denigrating the natural and moral order and this is why human beings are so stressed by the environment they have to live in.

    This author is overly enamoured with the work of RD Laing.In his book The Politics of Experience and The Bird of Paradise Laing argued that it is not people who are mad, but the world. This influential psychiatrist was idolised by the counter-culture hippy hedonists & commonly known as the acid Marxist (because he took LSD with his vulnerable clients),Laing was a man who had many unacknowledged and unresolved personal issues, mainly in the area of self awareness & taking (adult) personal responsibility.Laing was unreliable & promiscuous, he fathered six sons and four daughters by four different women.Although he was well known as a family psychiatrist he was an incredibly self absorbed,emotionally unavailable person who couldn't be bothered to take responsibility for his own family.

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    Moloney says....
    "A series of stock market failures have brought immense economic and social disruption throughout the world. In Britain and many other countries, politicians have blamed the poor, the disabled and the sick, and have enthusiastically set about dismantling the welfare and health services upon which so many depend for protection and employment. Far from challenging this state of affairs, therapeutic psychology has become the voice of the establishment and the official mythology of our time. Rather than cake, it has given us vacuous positive thinking, cognitive therapy and postmodern ‘discourse’. Too often, and despite the good intentions of the therapists, the results have been anything but humane. When our livelihoods are threatened and when our neighbourhoods become intolerable we look for counselling rather than for ways to protest our lot"
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    Once again,he fails to understand the root problem. Our money supply is owned and controlled by a few central banking families.Money is a medium of exchange. It has no intrinsic value but is essential for economic vitality. The bankers control the billion dollar corporations that control the politicians and the mass media,these bankers succeeded in privatizing the money supply and making it a liability of the State. The anti-social misuse of the money mechanism known as 'usury' is one of the core problems of the world,it has been plaguing humanity for a millennia.There is no spiritual rationalization for it.It was written about in the Bible and is regarded as a sin that is on a par with theft and murder.Usury was the basis for Jesus's driving the money lenders out of the Temple.

    Usury is the enemy’s weapon of choice as it keeps people too scared to speak out for fear of losing the thing that keeps them enslaved. The majority want to live by bank credit in a debt based economy and nobody will stop the 1% elite because the majority of humanity shares in their covetousness .. .which the Bible outright calls idolatry.

    The mission of cultural Marxism was to subordinate national cultures and then go on to solve all the problems of humankind via an international communistic ideology aka globalism. Inequality is a feature of globalism-this is an outcome that was deliberately intended. Globalisation (and technology) are drivers of inequality.High tech is not being used to help everyone, most of humanity are being subjugated by it, for the benefit of a mega wealthy few.

    People are not suffering because of an unjust world, they suffer because of a debased evil world , human beings are plagued with disorders of the soul, they are spiritually demoralised and do wicked disgusting things.Thanks to Freud and co, Christian culture no longer forms the core realities for people.The basic concept of psychotherapy is built on the premise that man is innately good, that self is the solution to man’s problems, these are antithetical to Christian understanding because if you think people are inherently good, and all they need to do is fix themselves, then there is no need for a saviour.

    Sadly we have all had to adapt to a sick morally confused secular society where all non-secular activity is presumed to be inferior. Decadent lusts (erotic liberation was the main theme of Sigmund Freud's theories,and was emphasized by Wilhelm Reich and others) and mindless entertainment are the norm, pop culture is shamelessly sacrilegious and toxic. Now the counter-culture has been officially adopted and ingrained we are forced to live in denial of everything we ever were.There is a tendency to publicly shame anyone who speaks some sort of dissent from the overarching narrative of political correctness.Is it really any wonder people are distressed confused, depressed and live lives of silent desperation.

    Moloney criticises the over prescribing of psychotropic drugs like antidepressants. It is common knowledge that Big Pharma puts its massive profits before the health and well-being of the humans it serves.Drug companies have been allowed to become corrupted.Sadly this is what happens when Big government is allowed to run the show.Crony capitalism has flourished, crony capitalism in our culture has been caused by neo Marxism not free-market capitalism,crony capitalism is what happens when business and Big government are bedfellows.The left loves to create huge corporate monopolies.Corporatism is the destruction of the free market & it is the creator of corporate monopolies which are achieved through the regulatory monopoly power of an overly controlling government.It needs large government in order to work. The only way to get large government is through allowing them to implement social programs everywhere.

    Paul Moloney wants psychotherapists to stop what they are doing and start advocating for poor people,to lobby and petition the government on behalf of the poor is a social justice cause - its so bizarre/ ridiculous. He argues that therapy is geared towards compliance and acceptance of the status quo, rather than attempting to facilitate social change.Its as if he failed to moved beyond the hippie ethos that influenced The Beatles "You say you want a revolution,well, you know we all want to change the world".He is stuck in a time warp and stuck barking up the wrong tree....

  • No mention of advertising, the media and peers? Their effects on humans? A redistribution of wealth in a vastly mixed society of drug addicts, x-factor wannabes, anorexics, alcoholics etc? What's the next step? One baby per couple? ..... Just kicking off..... good book - bit eloquent in places but enjoyed sharing the same thoughts as the author.