A religion that has risen up in the past century to define "proper behavior" as the influence of Christianity has waned.
Like other religions, it has little scientific support, but makes bold pronouncements about who is "good" and who is "bad."
Its sacred texts include the Diagnostics and Statistics manual as well as works by Rogers, Freud, Beck and others.
Cultish mind control behavior can be found in some practitioners who will attempt to keep "clients" in harmful therapy by convincing them that "you have to feel worse to feel better" or "your resistance represents your unwillingness to face your problems."
Client: "I have been in therapy for four years now, but I'm still depressed and obsessive compulsive. I don't think this psychology is working."
Psychologist: "I sense that you are very frustrated. However, clearly, we just have not yet uncovered the root of the problem yet."
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