Swedish professor lifted from course for giving psychologists-to-be “panic anxiety”

Our thanks to Douglas for this. The start of the piece:

Bringing up sensitive themes in order to challenge inherent notions and values in preparation for work as a psychologist seems no longer possible at Lund University. Dr. Johan Grant learned this when he was removed from teaching a course as a result of complaints from several female students who felt offended by the tuition, some reacting with depression and anxiety. In an unusual move, Grant has reported himself for “harrassment or discrimination against students” in order to spark an investigation into the leadership’s handling of the case.

Being a psychologist is a responsible task, which quite naturally assumes that the psychologist him- or herself does not suffer from psychological disorders and trauma, which can negatively affect the treatment of future patients who may be in an acute psychological crisis. Therefore, it has been considered obvious that future psychologists should, as part of their education, challenge their own prejudices and values.

Not so any more, it seems.

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