(playing with fonts and colours again! )
I have discovered an hilarious new blog about how great CBT is (because there aren’t enough people saying that already). One of the statements, which I believe is fairly par-for-the-course is that “it is essential to challenge clients’ belief systems”.
Well? What belief systems exactly? Just the dysfunctional ones? Or the ones that the therapist decrees to be so? In that case, we’d allow the Reparative Therapy proponents to ply their nasty. So let’s not, eh?
Is there a “Standard Book of Dysfunction” out there? (not just the DSM surely.. groan) or perhaps the “Field Spotter’s Guide to Dangerous and Harmful Beliefs”. Well, judging by the amount of warmongering and zealous hate-spoutery in the world quite a few “religious” belief systems would qualify.
How do we choose which thoughts, theories or convictions are irrational, damaging and dysfunctional? And ultimately, should we be letting anyone play god with our belief systems?
End of random musings. Have a great weekend y’all!
PS as it’s Friday there’s a weekly psych update ready and waiting for you