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New Middlebury College Counseling Director Blames Mental Suffering on Whiteness, Heteronormativity

New Middlebury College Counseling Director Blames Mental Suffering on Whiteness, Heteronormativity

“At some point we must address and identify the source of all our psychic suffering, which is whiteness, heteronormativity, patriarchal systems, etc.”

Are you ready for the mental health community to start diagnosing problems as symptoms of social justice? Because if history is any guide, this will eventually spill over into the real world.

The College Fix reports:

New Middlebury counseling director blames all psychic suffering on ‘whiteness, heteronormativity, patriarchal systems’

The new student counseling director at Middlebury College has vowed to use “more inclusive” methods to treat student mental health, including a focus on white supremacy and social justice.

Alberto Soto, who received his PhD. in counseling psychology from Brigham Young University, told the Middlebury Campus newspaper that counselors he worked with in the past often lacked “cultural competency.”

“The body and mind cannot be healed solely by self-care and focusing on surviving,” Soto said. “At some point we must address and identify the source of all our psychic suffering, which is whiteness, heteronormativity, patriarchal systems, etc.”

“To silo healing to a room and not consider the broader systemic dynamic is to ignore the oppression and injustices that impact our overall mental health,” Soto said.

Soto declined numerous invitations by The College Fix to comment.

Soto said his first steps will include, according to the paper, “increased and more inclusive outreach and mental health services for a diverse student population, as well as questioning Eurocentric ideas surrounding mental health.”

He also said he “looks to challenge the historically-dominant whiteness in the Middlebury community in order to create a more open environment for students.”

According to CollegeFactual.com, only about 3.8 percent of the 2,556 students at the Vermont liberal arts college are black. Around 10 percent of the students are Hispanic.

Nearly 95 percent of the faculty at Middlebury is white.

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“At some point we must address and identify the source of all our psychic suffering”

The Buddha said, “Life is suffering.”

Apparently, this guy thinks he’s smarter than Buddha. I’m a bit skeptical.


 
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dr. frank | October 14, 2021 at 2:32 pm

I love it when these morons make up words. Betcha he can’t define or defend them.

So none of this has anything to do with covid policy?

This came out of BYU?


 
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shrinkDave | October 15, 2021 at 10:42 am

Like many shrinks, he’s a certified psycho therapist.


 
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OldProf2 | October 15, 2021 at 8:24 pm

My respect for Brigham Young University, who gave this racist idiot a PhD, just went into the toilet. How many sensitive, screwed up white kids will he saddle with more vicarious guilt, and cause to commit suicide?

Any Middlebury parents whose kids might be prone to depression need to get their kids out of that abusive environment ASAP.


 
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texansamurai | October 16, 2021 at 9:59 am

“At some point we must address and identify the source of all our psychic suffering, which is whiteness, heteronormativity, patriarchal systems, etc.”
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what an arrogant, ignorant ass this prof is–his delusion is a result of his own psychosis as well as the enablement by the lazy asses in academia around him who encouraged/validated his illness

send him to china

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