Psychiatrist Peter Breggin, MD, known as the “Conscience of Psychiatry,” has formed a new reform organization and conference focusing on better alternatives to biopsychiatric treatments.
Online PR News – 28-May-2010 – – Renowned reform psychiatrist Peter Breggin MD, the best selling author of Toxic Psychiatry, Talking Back to Prozac, and Medication Madness has started a new organization with a new annual conference working toward more empathic and effective therapies. Professionals and members of the public can join Dr. Breggin’s inspiring new organization on the web at http://www.EmpathicTherapy.org. The Empathic Therapy organization features a general membership, an outstanding professional advisory council, free e-newsletter and an annual conference to be held April 8-10, 2011 in Syracuse, New York.
”Bring Out the Best In Yourself!” is the theme of The Empathic Therapy conference. Counselors, psychologists, social workers, psychiatrists, educators and others in the helping professions will learn to bring out their very best for their clients, patients and students. At the same time, the conference will emphasize making the most of every aspect of one’s life as a professional and as an individual.
“Our new Empathic Therapy Center is receiving a flood of inquiries about membership and about our upcoming April 2011 conference in Syracuse, New York,” said Executive Director Ginger Breggin. She continued, “There is a tremendous need for better alternatives to dangerous, brain-disabling treatments such as psychiatric drugs and shock treatment. The Empathic Therapy Center will continue to present critiques of the false biopsychiatric theories and practices, while placing more emphasis on helping professionals work as happily and as effectively as possible.”
“I decided to form this new organization for the promotion of more caring and empathic and effective treatments. Today the mental health profession is dominated by inhumane psychiatric diagnoses and brain damaging treatments with drugs and electroshock. Dedicated and ethical mental health professionals and the public are in need of more caring and empathic approaches to helping people in emotional distress,” said Dr. Peter Breggin.
The Empathic Therapy Center can be reached via the Internet at its new website, or by contacting Dr. Peter Breggin or Ginger Breggin at their offices in Ithaca, NY (607 272 5328 or Empathictherapy@hotmail.com). Dr. Peter Breggin has a private practice of psychiatry in Ithaca, NY. He is the author of dozens of scientific articles and more than twenty books for the professions and the public. “We look forward to working with many colleagues and friends, old and new as we embark upon this next adventure to help some of the most vulnerable among us,” said Dr. Breggin.