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THERAPIST GROUPS

Therapy First

Therapy First is a non-profit professional association of over 300 mental health providers worldwide who view psychotherapy as the appropriate first-line treatment for gender dysphoria. 

Therapy first aims to support psychotherapists working with gender dysphoric children, adolescents, and young adults in providing high quality, evidence-based mental healthcare, and to offer public education on mental health and psychotherapy. A searchable database of providers is available.

Thoughtful Therapists

Thoughtful Therapists is a group of counsellors, clinical psychologists, and psychotherapists from across the UK and Ireland with a shared concern about the impact of gender identity ideology on children and young people. 

Thoughtful Therapists looks to protect the integrity of the open-ended exploration of thoughts and feelings that has always been, and is still now, the basis of ethical and effective therapy. 

Critical Therapy Antidote

Critical Therapy Antidote (CTA) was set up in 2020 to provide a platform for people (practitioners, academics, clients, supervisors, and members of allied professions) who were concerned about the rapid and uncontested encroachment of Critical Social Justice (CSJ) into talking therapies.

CTA has rapidly evolved into a broad-based collective whose members are committed to protecting the healing ethos of therapy and maintaining the clinical space as functionally apolitical.

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