New book explains to readers why bad psychology happens, how dangerous it is, and how to seek out good psychology

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“There is a lot of good psych out here. But there is plenty of bad psych too. And for the average folk, it is almost impossible to know the difference. I’ve had numerous clients whose mind has been permanently injured and their life spoilt forever because of bad psych. But don’t fret. I will work through the dangers with you, so you know what you have gotten yourself into and can change direction if needed,” Joshua Thomas states.

“Good Psych – Bad Psych & How to Tell the Difference” (published by Xlibris AU) expertly explains the dangers lurking within modern mental health services and guides readers towards sound and useful psychological therapy. In this book, Thomas has distilled hidden problems, including the awful lack of regulation, the dash for cash, the disregard for a person as an individual, and the use of bad science to justify bad psych. He also describes what makes a good psychologist and good psychology, so readers can get good psych, the therapy that does them good.

“I decided to write this book for you because there is very little guidance for you from practitioners of psychological therapy,” Thomas says. “Most information you get is from scientists, researchers, institutions, businesses, and today’s shows. Unfortunately, this information is almost always wrong, misses the point, misrepresents what we know, or is simply industry dribble. It promotes and leads you into trouble — trouble that you might never overcome. It promotes bad psych with bad psychologists providing bad psychology that destroys good minds. Now you have this book in your hand, so start reading.”

When asked what he wants readers to take away from the book, Thomas answers, “Hopefully, I’ve helped them. I hope that they will feel more informed and empowered about psychological therapy and a bit weary of junk psychology on offer. I hope to leave them with a job to do.” For more details about the book, please visit

“Good Psych – Bad Psych & How to Tell the Difference”

By Joshua Thomas

Hardcover | 6 x 9in | 284 pages | ISBN 9781664105058

Softcover | 6 x 9in | 284 pages | ISBN 9781664105041

E-Book | 284 pages | ISBN 9781664105065

Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the Author

Joshua Thomas is a clinical psychologist dedicated to the “scientist – practitioner” model of therapy. He shows us that therapy is one place where science must not rule, rather be a partner to the expertise and artistry of the practitioner.

Xlibris Publishing Australia, an Author Solutions, LLC imprint, is a self-publishing services provider dedicated to serving Australian authors. By focusing on the needs of creative writers and artists and adopting the latest print-on-demand publishing technology and strategies, we provide expert publishing services with direct and personal access to quality publication in hardcover, trade paperback, custom leather-bound and full-color formats. To date, Xlibris has helped to publish more than 60,000 titles. For more information, visit or call 1-800-844-927 to receive a free publishing guide.

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