(NewsReady.com) – The National Alliance of Professional Psychology Providers (NAPPP) is an advocacy group that represents psychologists in the US. The doctors who belong to the organization treat patients every day for their mental health problems. Unfortunately, it seems the NAPPP executives don’t take mental health seriously enough, or at least they believe it’s okay to use it to attack people they disagree with politically.
On June 23, The Gateway Pundit (TGP) published a report about emails they’d allegedly exclusively obtained showing conversations between NAPPP executives. The email exchanges showed the psychologists essentially diagnosing Republicans with mental health disorders. They allegedly said no amount of therapy can help “paranoid,” “stupid,” “delusional” members of the GOP who support “corruption and incompetence.”
No amount of therapy cannot remedy “ignorant,” “paranoid,” “strange” “delusional,” “stupid,” “narcissist” conservatives who support “corruption and incompetence,” the executive board members of the National Alliance of Professional Psychology Providers contend…WHAT SAY YOU?
— Anthony (@Tony19542) June 23, 2021
In one of the emails, NAPPP Executive Director Dr. John Caccavale says supporters of former President Donald Trump might be narcissists. He even linked to an article titled, “Study pinpoints two aspects of pathological narcissism that predicted the intention to vote for Trump in 2020.” The doctor attacks white people who voted for the former POTUS, too, making fun of people who support QAnon.
The comments targeting white people were particularly troubling. There was no reason to bring race into the conversation, but he did in a derogatory way. It shows a frightening case of bias coming from a man who sits on the American Board of Behavioral Practice and National Institute of Behavioral Health Quality. If the doctor and his colleagues are speaking like this privately, how are they treating patients?
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