Chuck Ruby, Ph.D.
The online magazine Science published a study titled "Shared molecular neuropathology across major psychiatric disorders parallels polygenic overlap," which purports to show genetic underpinnings of several mental disorders. It claims a breakthrough in understanding the genetic causes of these "disorders." I’m not a geneticist but my read of this research suggests it is another language smokescreen that obscures a simpler, more humane, and non-disease description of human problems. It is a way to continue on the charade of the myth of mental illness through a verbal sleight of hand trick. The genetic and medical terms used sound impressive (e.g., transcriptomic, phenotypes, pleiotropic) but they are euphemisms that refer to far more common, non-disease matters. Yet because they are used, they give the flavor of real disease....
Take a look at the Yahoo Lifestyle article showcasing Joanne Cacciatore's Care Farm in Sedona, Arizona. Joanne's brainchild is a unique application of this model to helping people who are in the throes of bereavement. She helps people reconnect to the earth, animals, nature, and themselves while allowing the painful process of mourning to happen as it naturally does. This stands in stark contrast to the conventional and absurd method of trying to make the pain go away. Congrats Joanne!...
21st Annual Conference of the International Society for Ethical Psychology and Psychiatry
October 19 - 21, 2018
Details coming soon!
We are organizing the Conference Committee and discussing topics, speakers, and location
Select Videos of Past Conferences
Grace Jackson, M.D. (Portland, Oregon 2016)
Earl Miller (Denver, Colorado 2017)
Phil Sinaikin, M.D. (Denver, Colorado 2017)
Sera Davidow (Denver, Colorado 2017)
Julie Greene (Denver, Colorado 2017)
Bert Karon, M.D. (Portland, Oregon 2016)
Dina Tyler (Portland, Oregon 2016)
Burton Seitler, Ph.D. (Portland, Oregon 2016)