Yesterday was a travel day for me back from the APA convention. Always a delight to see Dorcy. The paper presentation to the APA; Empathy, the Family, and the Core of Social Justice (Childress & Pruter, 2019), represents a major step forward on the path to solution.
APA: Social Justice Paper (Childress & Pruter)
APA: Powerpoint of APA Presentation
In 2017, Dr. Childress and Dorcy Pruter presented to the national convention of the AFCC in Boston:
AFCC: Powerpoint of AFCC Presesentation
We have spoken to the AFCC and to the APA.
I post here to the Alliance Facebook group as the current edge of movement. I post to my blog for more lasting documentation purposes.
We are on a path. There are milestones along that path.
The paper presentation to the APA of Empathy, the Family, and the Core of Social Justice (Childress & Pruter, 2019) represents one of these milestone markers.
We have shifted into a new phase.
I have posted a blog of importance, a phase marker along the path of change. It provides a review the prior phases toward solution, and a look ahead to the coming phase emerging now.
Phases of Immediate Solution
Change is coming, the world is changing… because we are changing it.
It needs to change. I didn’t like the rabbit hole of trauma, it’s too crazy there. I’ll bet you didn’t like it there either. Let’s leave.
It’s time to climb out from the rabbit hole, and reestablish ourselves on the foundational ground knowledge of professional psychology.
We’re like a colony of relentless ants, building a chain out, a collaborative chain out of the tunnels and dark holes of abuse and trauma, and back into the world of sunlight and solid ground, foundations to stand on.
We are an alliance, you are an alliance. Your voice is the power, your united voice coming together into a single relentless voice for change.
The publication of Foundations in 2015, the Petition to the APA signed by 20,000 parents in 2018, the presentations of Dr. Childress and Dorcy Pruter to the AFCC and APA in 2017 and 2019, we are relentlessly creating change.
Because your children need us to, because you need us to. We’re leaving Wonderland and returning to reality, where truth exists and professionals are held to the highest standards of professional practice with children and families, and with the court.
With the paper presentation by Dr. Childress and Dorcy Pruter to the American Psychological Association Division 24, Theoretical and Philosophical Psychology, the earth shifted on its foundations. We are entering a new phase.
The solution is available immediately. Right now. The moment we apply knowledge. Like the magical ruby slippers in Oz, you’ve always had the ability to go home, just apply knowledge, just apply knowledge, just apply knowledge; Bowlby, Minuchin, Beck.
My next phase is writing. I’ll be collaborating with Dorcy who will be leading some change processes with mental health and legal professionals in the days ahead.
We are relentless. We will recover your authentic wonderful children.
Craig Childress, Psy.D.
Clinical Psychologist, PSY 18857