One of the things I most support in the atheist movement is the Secular Therapy Project. People don’t need a therapist who isn’t using evidence-based therapy or who is using their position as a therapist to evangelize to people at their weakest moments.
I got a press release in my inbox this morning announcing that Dr. Caleb Lack will be taking over as the program’s director:
Kansas City, KS – The board of Recovering from Religion (RfR) is thrilled to announce that Dr. Caleb Lack will be assuming the leadership position as director of the Secular Therapy Project (STP). The STP is a program of RfR, a non-profit organization, and was founded in 2011 to help people who are looking for a psychologist, counselor, or psychotherapist find a licensed, secular mental health practitioner who uses evidence-based methods.
Dr. Lack states, “Having seen the damage done by therapists who unethically bring their personal beliefs into the therapeutic relationship, I am very excited to help members of our community connect with truly secular mental health professionals. Another positive and unique aspect of the STP is that we extensively screen our therapists before allowing them to be part of our database. This means that our therapists are known for using those psychotherapy methods which have been shown to reliably help people change their behavior.”
Dr. Lack is a licensed clinical psychologist and an associate professor of psychology who has authored six books and over 40 peer-reviewed journal articles and book chapters. He also has over 10 years of experience training mental health clinicians in evidence-based therapy and assessment. Personally, he specializes in cognitive-behavioral therapy for severe anxiety and obsessive-compulsive related disorders.
Ok, he’ll do.
It seems Gayle Jordan’s tenure with Recovering From Religion is off to a spectacular start!