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Dr. Seth Farber

Biography:

Dr. Seth Farber is a writer, social critic, dissident psychologist (he received his doctorate in 1984), visionary, activist (in the human rights, Green and anti-war movements -- and a supporter of animal rights) and co-founder of the Network Against Coercive Psychiatry (1988). His newest book is The Spiritual Gift of Madness: The Failure of Psychiatry and the Rise of the Mad Pride Movement. Dr Farber has had four books published previously, including a book on Jewish critics of Israel, and numerous essays and articles. A critic of the mental health system, he's been a guest on many television and radio shows. His first book Madness, Heresy and the Rumor of Angels: The Revolt Against the Mental Health System contained a foreword by Thomas Szasz. The publication of his memoir Lunching with Lunatics: Adventures of a Renegade Psychologist has been postponed until the time is propitious. Dr Farber is also an editor of the pioneering scholarly review The Journal of Mind and Behavior.

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Mental Illness & Spirituality

During the middle two hours, dissident psychologist Dr. Seth Farber discussed how the Mad Pride movement developed in the last ten years, and Paul Levy, who had a spiritual awakening that was labeled mental illness, joined the conversation. First hour guest, neuroscientist Andrew Newberg talked about communication strategies to build trust and resolve conflict. ... More »

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