In Thrall to 'Therapism'; Book Decries Blurring of Psychology, Philosophy
Byline: Amy Doolittle, THE WASHINGTON TIMES
In "One Nation Under Therapy," Christina Hoff Summers and Sally Satel decry America's reliance on psychiatry and confront the myth that everyone needs a therapist. The book argues that much of America's "need" for help is created by hypersensitive parents, educators and psychiatrists. The following are excerpts from an interview with Mrs. Hoff Summers in her office at the District-based American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research.
Q: What inspired you and Sally Satel to write this book?
A: I wrote a book called "The War on Boys," and as I researched it, I discovered that there was a lot of concern that boys were insufficiently reflective and not in touch with their feelings. There were massive efforts funded by different schools that claimed that they were in crisis, that the average boy and man were in crisis because they were estranged …
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Publication information: Article title: In Thrall to 'Therapism'; Book Decries Blurring of Psychology, Philosophy. Contributors: Not available. Newspaper title: The Washington Times (Washington, DC). Publication date: July 6, 2005. Page number: A02. © 2009 The Washington Times LLC. COPYRIGHT 2005 Gale Group.