Chico Center for Psychotherapy

Psychotherapy and Counseling services for Children & Adults | Support for Parents


Chico therapist An Bulkens, LMFT is psychotherapist and counselor in Chico, California.  An Bulkens specializes in psychotherapy and counseling for young children  (toddlers, preschoolers, adolescents) and support for parents, with a special emphasis on  early childhood psychotherapy, and counseling  for preschoolers and Kindergarten aged child.  She also offers parenting skills support. She offers psychoanalytic psychotherapy for adults.  Her approach is grounded in  Lacanian Psychoanalysis. She was also trained as a clinical psychologist in Europe, Belgium.  Her education emphasized developmental psychology and psychoanalytic therapy. 

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DSM-V: new diagnostic manual coming out: What are its implications for psychotherapy in Chico?

May 2013: the DSM-V, the new Diagnostic Manual for Psychiatric disorders is a fact. This new manual has been highly controversial as its scientific basis is quite problematic and as the APA has refused to an independent review of this new manual. The field testing step that was needed for quality control was skipped. This is not an acceptable approach to prepare and approve a diagnostic system.  Allen Frances, MD, chairman of the DSM-IV task force and professor emeritus at Duke states: 

'Psychiatric diagnosis has become too important in selecting treatments, determining eligibility for benefits and services, allocating resources, guiding legal judgments, creating stigma, and influencing personal expectations to be left in the hands of an APA that has proven itself incapable of producing a safe, sound, and widely accepted manual.' He also states that new diagnoses in psychiatry are more dangerous than new drugs because they influence whether or not millions of people are placed on drugs - often after short visits with primary care doctors.' 

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An Bulkens    |    Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist    |   MFC 52746

Tel. (530) 321- 2970    |   186 E 12th ST,  Chico, CA 95928