Psychological (Psychotherapeutic) Briefs
Excerpted from PsychoHeresy (Revised & Expanded)
by Martin & Deidre Bobgan
While the Biblical reasons to avoid such secular psychological therapy are all that are needed as the Bible needs no such support, it is worth noting that the very science the psychotherapists call upon does not support their practices.
The Lord Himself is the Christianís source for living and for dealing with problems of living normally taken to a psychologically trained counselor. Nevertheless Christians throughout the church look to what psychologists say about how to live, how to relate to others, and how to meet the challenges of life. On the one hand there is enough biblical and scientific evidence to shut down the secular Psychology Industry and with it the Christian Psychology Industry. On the other hand, we are not naive enough to believe that the overwhelming evidence supporting their demise will be heeded by the majority of Christians. The roots and shoots of all of this psychoheresy with all of its variations and combinations comprise a massive seduction of Christianity.
5 E. Fuller Torrey. Witchdoctors & Psychiatrists: The Common Roots of Psychotherapy and Its Future. New York: Harper & Row, Publishers, 1986,
6 Personal letter from Dr. Hans Strupp, Distinguished Professor, Vanderbilt University.
7 Martin and Deidre Bobgan. The End of "Christian Psychology." Santa Barbara, CA: EastGate Publishers, 1997, Chapter 2.
8 Ibid., Chapters 7-16.
9 APA Commission on Psychotherapies. Psychotherapy Research: Methodological and Efficacy Issues. Washington, DC: American Psychiatric Association, 1982.
10 Mary Sykes Wylie interviewing Martin Seligman. "Why Is This Man Smiling?" Psychotherapy Networker, Vol. 27, No. 1, p. 51.
11 Alexander W Astin, "The Functional Autonomy of Psychotherapy," The Investigation of Psychotherapy: Commentaries and Readings. Arnold P Goldstein and Sanford J. Dean, eds. New York: John Wiley, 1966, p. 62.
12 William Epstein, Psychotherapy as Religion: The Civil Divine In America, Reno: University of Nevada Press, 2006.
13 Thomas Szasz. The Myth of Psychotherapy. Garden City, NY: Anchor Press/Doubleday, 1978, Chapters II and III.
14 Robyn Dawes. House of Cards: Psychotherapy Built on Myth. New York: The Free Press/Macmillan, Inc., 1994, p. 58.
15 Dr. Lawrence LeShan. Association for Humanistic Psychology, October 1984, p. 4.
16 Dawes, op. cit., pp. 101-102.
17 Rogers H. Wright and Nicholas A. Cummings, eds. The Practice of Psychology: The Battle for Professionalism. Phoenix, AZ: Zeig, Tucker& Theisen, Inc., 2001.
18 Hans J. Eysenck, "The Outcome Problem in Psychotherapy: What Have We Learned?" Behavioral Research and Therapy, Vol. 32, No. 5, 1944, p. 477.
19 Bobgan. Stop Counseling! Start Ministering! op. cit., Chapter 1.
20 Dawes, op. cit., pp. 15, 38, 52, 62, 73.
21 American Psychological Association, "Ethical Principles of Psychologists and Code of Conduct," 2010 Amendments, www.apa.org/ethics/code/index.aspx?item=3; American Association of Marriage and Family Therapists, "Code of Ethics," www.aamft.org/imis15/content/legal_ethics/code_of_ethics.aspx.
22 Martin and Deidre Bobgan, "Psychotherapeutic Methods of CAPS Members," Christian Association for Psychological Studies Bulletin 6, No. 1, 1980, p. 13.
23 Elizabeth F. Loftus and Melvin J. Guyer. "Who Abused Jane Doe? The Hazards of the Single Case History," Part 1. Skeptical Inquirer, Vol. 26, No. 3, pp. 24, 25.
24 Dawes, op. cit., pp. 15, 38, 52, 62, 73.
26 Bobgan. Stop Counseling! Start Ministering! op. cit., pp. 164-171.
27 Harvey Mindess. Makers of Psychology: The Personal Factor. New York: Insight Books, 1988.
28 Linda Riebel, "Theory as Self-Portrait and the Ideal of Objectivity." Journal of Humanistic Psychology, Spring, 1982, pp. 91-92.
29 Martin and Deidre Bobgan, The Psychological Way/The Spiritual Way. Bethany House Publishers, 1979, p. 63.
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