The original international voice for 
genuine reform in psychiatry and mental health 
since 1971

The Center for the Study of Empathic Therapy, Education and Living is a 501c3 nonprofit organization founded by Peter R. Breggin MD for professionals and non-professionals who want to raise ethical and scientific standards in psychology and psychiatry.  The board of directors, advisory council and membership include professionals in many fields spanning psychology, counseling, social work, nursing, psychiatry, and other medical specialties, neuroscience, education, religion, and law, as well as concerned advocates, families and laypersons.  Join the Center for the Study of Empathic Therapy,  Education & Living today! Be part of this  innovative and forward thinking field.

Psychiatric diagnoses, drugs, electroshock and other biological interventions are not the answer to human psychological and spiritual suffering.  The Center is devoted to examining the false theories and dangerous practices of biological psychiatry and to replacing them with more humane and caring approaches. For the latest news, research and growing scientific resources see our project.  

Our conferences are among the most scientifically informed, innovative, and inspiring. For many professionals and advocates they are life-changing. Empathic Therapy Conference DVD sets are available here, with many informative, stimulating and inspiring hours of conference material.

To be fully involved in the emerging field of Empathic Therapy:

1. Join and support our reform organization The Center for the Study of Empathic Therapy.
2. Join Dr. Peter Breggin for our next event--co-conferencing with the Florida Adlerian Society in 2016.
2. Buy and study our Empathic Therapy Conference DVDs.
3. Sign up for our free e-newsletter, chock full of information, perspectives and news.
4. Listen weekly to Dr. Peter Breggin's inspiring internet radio talk show with some of the best guests in the world in the arena of mental health and living.
5. Visit Dr. Peter R. Breggin's professional website for his books, his blogs, videos, scientific papers and more important educational materials.
​6. Consult the ECTresources website, Dr. Peter Breggin's extensive resource site about the dangerous and damaging effects of ECT and why the process should be banned.

Be part of the future of Empathic Therapy!  

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Center for the Study of Empathic 
Therapy, Education & Living

​We are Co-Conferencing in 2016 with the 
Florida Adlerian Society! 
Peter Breggin MD, Peter Gøtzsche  MD,  
journalist Robert Whitaker along with 
Tim Evans, PhD, Geri Carter MA and many more. 
Sign up now! 
Warning!  Most psychiatric drugs can cause withdrawal reactions, sometimes including life-threatening emotional and physical withdrawal problems. In short, it is not only dangerous to start taking psychiatric drugs, it can also be dangerous to stop them. Withdrawal from psychiatric drugs should be done carefully under experienced clinical supervision. Methods for safely withdrawing from psychiatric drugs are discussed in Dr. Breggin's new book, Psychiatric Drug Withdrawal: A Guide for Prescribers, Therapists, Patients, and Their Families.