I’m confused. I want to find out more about the British Psychological Society and what it’s saying about (and doing to) Lisa Blakemore Brown. This is not as easy as you might imagine: the BPS is happy to allow the nature of the ‘charges’ against her to be misrepresented in public while refusing to allow her to i) discuss her own case, ii) present her case at an international meeting, or iii) publish the transcripts of her trial. The BPS have threatened legal proceedings if Blakemore Brown breaks their ‘copyright’ on what they have done to her.
That sounds familar… ah yes – it was the MHRA who recently tried to use ‘copyright’ to stop a Freedom of Information Act answer from being seen by others.
If Blakemore-Brown did do anything seriously wrong in terms of patient care, then charges should be examined in detail, and criticism should be transparent – but we have seen no evidence of this in the charges she faces. Nor has Blakemore Brown been allowed to address the misrepresentation of the charges in the only way possible – by discussing what they are.
Perhaps Dr Aubrey Blumsohn can help us to understand a little more about this attempt by the BPS to discredit a respected psychologist and to have her officially pronounced “mentally disturbed” and “unfit to practice”.