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San Joaquin Psycotherapy Center
Dr. Kevin McCready, PhD, is the founder, training director, and clinical director of SJPC.He is a graduate of George Washington University and holds a Master's degree from the State University of NY as well as a doctorate from the California School of Professional Psychology.He is a past president of SJPC and CAPP and served on the executive committee of the National Coalition of Mental Health Professionals and Consumers.He is currently on the Executive Board of the International Center for Study of Psychiatry and Psychology in Washington DC, and practices as a Jungian therapist.Dr. McCready has been contract faculty over the past decade at CSPP-Fresno and American Commonwealth University in San Diego and is published in several professional journals.He is a frequent presenter at professional conferences.His work at SJPC has been cited in numerous books and journals and in both print and electronic media.
San Joaquin Psychotherapy Center and its clinical director, Kevin McCready
Dr. McCready is on the Advisory Council of CSPP.
...CLINICAL DIRECTOR: Kevin F. McCready, Ph.D. licensed psychologist (psy 9295)
Recovery For Emotionally Abused Children
But that perception is far from correct according to Kevin McCready, executive director of the R.E.A.Ch. program.
"I think a lot of people have the wrong message," said McCready.
"They think that people with mental problems, which is an term I do not like, are different, damage, diseased, inferior and dangerous, and they are not."
McCready founded R.E.A.Ch. which stands for Recovery for Emotionally Abused Children, six months ago (this is an old article) to help children and adults who have suffered from abuse get back into the mainstream of society.
R.E.A.Ch. is a non-profit, charitable foundation sponsored by San Joaquin Psychotherapy Center, which is located Northeast Fresno in the Willow Professional Center.
McCready, the clinical director at SJPC, said the program's philosophy is healing through human endeavor.
"What that means is that these people are suffering and their humanity has been violated," McCready said.
"We want to help them heal and help them regain their humanity.
"We do that by using the things that make us human.
And those things are community, play, arts, music....all the things you find in a community."
Those who go to R.E.A.Ch. for help are from 5 years of age and older.
They come from all walks of society, and they have all been victims of some kind of abuse during their lives.
McCready said statistics show that one out of three children will be victims of abuse by the time they reach their 18th birthday.
He said the second leading cause of death in teen-agers is suicide, which usually stems from some type of abuse.
"There is an epidemic of abuse," he said.
"Lately I have been getting a lot of graffiti on it," McCready
"that can be obnoxious, but it's a more civilized expression and identity than some of the things we've had painted on the wall."
The quiet room is never locked, and staff members stay in the room with each person who is getting treatment.
"We don't want anyone to feel abandoned," McCready
Psychiatric Drug Facts with Dr. Peter Breggin - Dimensions of Empathic Therapy
Kevin F. McCready, Clinical Director, San Joaquin Psychotherapy Center
This report from the Center for the Study of Psychiatry and Psychology (CSPP) was written by Kevin McCready, a psychologist who was the founder and director of the San Joaquin Psychotherapy Center in Clovis, CA….
evin is a truly ethical and courageous professional who has stood up against the biopsychiatric tide to establish the only full-service clinic that takes a consistent medication-free approach to treatment.
I have had the privilege of visiting the clinic on several occasions and conducting benefit workshops on its behalf.
At my request, Kevin has written this description of the principles and practices of his outstanding clinic.
Since Kevin is a psychologist, it is fitting that this issue of the Center report inaugurates a change in name that makes it more inclusive of psychology.
stated "when an individual suffers from an emotional, psychological or behavioral problem it is an indication that somehow, in some way, the person's humanity has been compromised or violated.
By: Kevin McCready, Ph.D.