Introducing ‘Self-Acceptance Psychology’

As many in the anti-psychiatry movement have stated for years: The public has been misled by pharmaceutical companies, the American Psychiatric Association, the National Institutes of Mental Health and numerous academic researchers. Many anti-psychiatry advocates have offered excellent critiques of the current “medical model” or “disease model” of psychiatric “disorders.”[1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6] [7]

The time has come to consider a solution to replace the current disease model, which labels and stigmatizes normal emotions and behaviors as “mental disorders.”


What if there was a system for understanding human emotions and behaviors that…

… was more accurate than the current psychiatric diagnostic model of the DSM?
… could bring about a real understanding of the causes of human behavior?
… could improve the quality of your relationships with others?
… could improve the relationship you have with yourself?
… could lead to real, permanent change — bringing contentment and an improved sense of connection?


Self-Acceptance Psychology™ is a simple, but powerful new paradigm to describe and understand human behavior. It challenges the traditional ways of defining “mental disorders,” yet is based on well-accepted and well-researched psychological concepts. Self-Acceptance Psychology reframes emotional and behavioral problems as adaptive and self-protective responses to fear, trauma, shame, and lack of secure attachment. This conceptual framework has many benefits and can lead to long-term, permanent change.


Self-Acceptance Psychology:

  • explains human emotional, cognitive, and behavioral patterns as natural, predictable responses to real threats or perceived fears
  • is based on facts and scientific research, so is more accurate and reliable than the DSM
  • is a simple, transparent, and understandable conceptual framework accessible to clinicians and the public
  • behavioral explanations lead directly to case formulation and to effective methods of therapeutic intervention and self-help
  • provides hope for permanent change through research-proven strategies of mindful self-compassion leading to self-acceptance


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There is Hope: A More Effective Model 

Self-Acceptance Psychology explains how to improve relationships with others and with yourself, and as such has a positive impact on all aspects of a person’s life.

NOTE: Self-Acceptance Psychology is no longer available for sale. Go to my new website at www.HarperWest.co and  much of this information is now provided for free. 

Social workers, psychologists, and counselors: Purchase an 85-page booklet on Self-Acceptance Psychology™ for just $5. Through a variety of case examples learn exactly how you can integrate this powerful new paradigm into your clinical practice.

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[1] www.MadInAmerica.com; [2] www.breggin.com; [3] www.toxicpsychiatry.com; [4] bizomadness.blogspot.ca;
[5] http://www.narpa.org; [6] hwww.youtube.com/watch?v=eOScYBwMyAA; [7] www.thefutureofmentalhealth.com;


True or False?

  1. Depression, anxiety, ADHD, and schizophrenia are illnesses caused by imbalances in the brain’s chemistry.
  2. Drugs are effective at correcting imbalances in brain chemistry and can reduce symptoms of mental illnesses.
  3. Mental illnesses are permanent conditions and patients must take drugs for the rest of their lives to manage them.
  4. Psychiatric drugs must be safe because they are approved by the FDA.
  5. If drugs were not safe, psychiatrists and primary care doctors would not prescribe them.
  6. The American Psychiatric Association uses scientific methods and evidence-based models to develop its Diagnostic and Statistical Manual (DSM) which helps clinicians diagnose mental disorders.

The answers: All FALSE!