Richard Brouillette

A Shocking 63 Percent of Americans Support Torture - Do They Understand the Social Consequences?

In 2005 I went to newly post-war Iraq as part of an NGO team funded by the U.S. State Department. We were to train new Iraqi mental health professionals on the basics of treating PTSD resulting from torture and war trauma.

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A Psychotherapist’s Take on Donald Trump’s Outrageously Unfiltered Rhetoric

When Trump brings his authoritarian speech to a large rally, you get what the GOP always only politely implied. Trump makes overtly racist, misogynist and xenophobic statements that for his followers, previously groomed by decades of dog-whistle racism, seem more “honest.” Followers love Trump because he supposedly says what he means and rejects “political correctness.” To put it another way, he says whatever comes into his mind. For a psychoanalyst, this is Trump’s primary process.

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