From: Andrew Phelps <email@example.com>
Sent: Sat Dec 29 19:45 -0800
Subject: Re: [RadPsyNet-Members] Messages of Hopelessness
In the language of behavior management, the discussion linked below is about the lived experience of "learned helplessness."
In 2005 Paula Caplan and I spoke before the business meeting of Psychologists for Social Responsibility [PsySR] in Washington, DC. We wanted for people to take on "Creative Maladjustment" in place of "learned helplessness is good treatment." We got applause but our proposal was voted down.:-(
However when the PsySR came head-to-head with the torture system at Guantanamo Bay - where intentional "messages of hopelessness" were provided by "scientific application" of the "learned helplessness" paradigm – the leadership of PsySR relented.
There remain deep misunderstandings of how to move forward the "psychology of treatment," however.<sigh!>
ABO "Andrew Behavior Object"
On Sat Dec 29 18:58 -0800, Ilo sent:
Where Do Messages of Hopelessness in Mental Health Care Come From?
December 28, 2012
By Sophie Faught
MindFreedom International Communications Coordinator