Sunday, December 11, 2011
Invisible England is Back and Talking About Holding Therapy
I want to make sure everyone knows that Invisible England, a blog commenting on semi- officially-sanctioned Holding Therapy in the United Kingdom, is back after a short hiatus, at http://invisibleengland2.wordpress.com. The blog includes a personal statement and description of Holding Therapy by a young man who was subjected to the treatment. Another unique post on this blog is a videotaped interview with Dr. Edzard Ernst, the well-known critic of complementary and alternative medicine, who comments on Holding Therapy as an example of CAM psychotherapy. The blog also has a link for advance access to my paper in British Social Work Journal, responding to recent efforts to rehabilitate Holding Therapy; these efforts ignore the treatment's rejection by a task force of the American Professional Society on the Abuse of Children in 2006.