Now that the American Psychological Association put out a guide for treating men, there has been the usual tiresome and depressing outcry from people on all sides of the issue, mostly misquoting the published guide. Rampant in our times! I posted a similar alert to this kind of sloppy thinking in an exchange between President Trump and NYC Mayor DeBlasio (takes about 8 minutes to watch).
Fortunately for me, I don’t have to make the point because a Washington Post columnist did it so well here. In a few quick paragraphs she shows how the Guide has been distorted, then clarifies what it does say. The article ends with a perfect description of the goal of all psychotherapy.
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