The Infectious Myth - Constraining Psychotherapy in Canada with Grace Joubarne - 06.12.8
Grace Joubarne is an Ontario (Canada) clinical hypnotherapist who has been fighting a provincial law to regulate psychotherapy. She believes that this is an attempt by the pharmaceutical companies, mediated by a pliant government, to impose allopathic medicine (including psychiatric pharmaceuticals) as the sole modality for dealing with psychological issues. In her discussion with David she points out that psychotherapy is impossible to define, and therefore is infinitely malleable and can cover anything that medical authorities want to take over, even including spiritual counselling.
For more information on the battle over this law, see: http://www.stoppsychotherapytakeover.ca, and for more information on our guest, see http://graceplacewellness.ca
For background, Ontario is the largest province in Canada (by both area and population) and because health is a provincial responsibility, what happens in Ontario often happens in the rest of Canada, and new ideas, good or bad, often spill over into the rest of the world. And, just FYI, the winner of the election mentioned in this interview was the Conservative Party led by Doug Ford, brother of former Toronto mayor Rob Ford, who was beloved by late night comedians, and a hard core of Torontonians.
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