A clinic offering a new and controversial form of therapy will be opening its doors in Baton Rouge in March.
The therapy, known as Slap Yo Face Til You Get Over Your Problems and Get Happy, first was introduced in California, where it quickly gained popularity for the treatment of a variety of personality disorders, such as borderline personality disorder, narcissistic personality disorder, and other disorders symptomatic to the excessive use of Facebook.
It quickly gained popularity for the treatment of a variety of … disorders symptomatic to the excessive use of Facebook.
The developer of the therapy, famed psychiatrist and author Dr. Sigmund “Moe” Howard, Ph.D., M.D., ASPCA, explains this groundbreaking therapy in his new book Slap Happy.
“In the first session, the patient describes to the therapist the personality disorder he or she is experiencing. At the end of this session, the patient is instructed to come back to the second session prepared to get over it.
“Our patients usually see positive results after just a few sessions, as opposed to more traditional methods of psychotherapy, which often take months or even years before you see any significant improvement,” Dr. Howard explains in his chapter titled “No Pain, No Gain.”
“Your common, everyday narcissistic behavior pattern is usually cured in just two or three therapy sessions.”
Some psychologists, such as Dr. Adolph H. Adler, question the results of what has also become known as Slap You Silly therapy.
“We feel that Dr. Howard is too quick to prescribe slap therapy and has become what we refer to in our profession as “˜slap happy.’ We also fear that some patients may be faking positive results in order to stop being slapped,” Adler said.
Not so, Dr. Howard says.
“If only our critics could be here after a therapy session and hear one of our patients say, “˜Thanks, Doc; I needed that. From this day forward, I will learn to get out of myself and show concern and empathy towards others,'” Howard said.