Leslie Elliott has come to realize that many universities are sterilizing language. In 2019, she began to learn valuable therapeutic approaches in the Clinical Mental Health Counseling Master’s program at Antioch University, but also encountered something deeply disturbing: the usurping of traditional therapy values by Critical Social Justice ideology.
Leslie took a leave of absence after her courses began requiring students to sign what was called a “civility pledge.” Frustrated in her attempts to communicate her concerns to the university, she decided to go public in October 2022 and expose how ideology is corrupting the fields of mental health and higher education.
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