Is it time for Counselling Psychology to join the psychedelic revolution?

This article aims to provide an overview of topics within the literature regarding psychedelic psychotherapy and the recent empirical findings, in order to evaluate how such research may impact Counselling Psychology. To do so, it is important to acknowledge the current risks involved in using psychedelics in therapy, such as the importance of taking psychedelics in a safe setting, at an appropriate dose and with an appropriate knowledge of the effects one may expect to feel. Thus, risks and safety precautions will also be explored in this review.

Is Schizophrenia a Diagnostic Construct? A Critique of the Medicalisation of Human Distress

Up until 1980, the DSM was heavily influenced by psychoanalytically informed ideas. The DSM III however introduced more of a scientific, biologically based approach, and was stripped of the non-empirical principles such as the Oedipal complex and the nature of dreams.