PSYCHOMORALITICS IS A NON-DSM DISCIPLINE. DSM disciplines and practices are those that follow the scientifically invalid and intra-professionally repudiated Diagnostic& Statistical Manual, which is the foundational document of the Mental Health System. As a definitively NON-DSM and non-mental health discipline and practice, psychomoralitics does not utilize, employ, or implement in any manner or form the DSM and/or mental health conceptualizations, nosologies, terminologies, or treatments. Inaddition, Psychomoralitics is not compromised by the degradingprivacy invasive requirements of the Mental Health System.
The unique soul-deep science of psychomoralitics is truly the ancient applied anew, for it is based upon the timeless philosophical anthropology that is foundational and perennial to the West—but even to the East and thus the world. Even before discussing its unprecedented validity, it can be said without controversy that within perennial Western philosophy is found the most venerable, expostulated, and enduring conceptualization of the human person in his specific difference. This key perennial philosophical anthropology upon which psychomoralitics is based was present at the birth of Western civilization in ancient Greece, was fully developed under the auspices of the Western philosophical scholasticism, and found its most concise expression in Thomism. It was strongly resurgent throughout the 20th century, and remains so today. This anthropology's academics of philosophical scholasticism are the same academics that ushered in the empirical sciences.
The anthropology of scholastic Thomism scientifically defines the rational/volitional realm (herein termed the psychomoral realm) and holds this realm to be the essence and specific difference of the human person. Psychomoralitics is unique because it is the first topographical conceptualization of this perennial, indeed universal and commonsensically, Thomistic understanding of the human person. It is this unique psychomoralitic topography that allows it to be readily applied to the person in the advancement of psychomoral well-being and in the remedying of mal-being.
The new discipline of psychomoralitics differs fundamentally from the various disciplines of the status quo mental health system. It is psychomoralitics' very radicality and ancient newness that, at very least, proffers the hope that its interventions may be truly efficacious, whereas more of the same from the mental health field does not. Psychomoralitics is radical both because it goes back to the root (Lt., radix) Western understanding of essential human anthropology, and because it is radical in being diametrically opposed conceptually and in its clinical dynamics to the mental/behavioral health disciplines. The discipline of psychomoralitics differs fundamentally from the disciplines of the mental health field, for the very goals differ. While psychomoralitics seeks to promote essential well-being and remedy psychomoral mal-being, thus treating actual etiology, the goal of the mental health field is the mere alleviation of superficial mental symptomology, a goal that most often does harm to the psychomoral realm. In fact, the discipline of psychomoralitics is diametrically opposed to the mental health disciplines because—both in intent and in practice, both in goals and thus applications and interventions—these disciplines work against each other. In sum, and as will be seen, that which the mental health disciplines seek to facilitate, psychomoralitics seeks to abnegate.
The discipline of psychomoralitics and the mental health disciplines have a distant common impetus in philosophical and experimental psychology, but the mental health disciplines upon inception deviated from the origins of that impetus; indicating why psychomoralitics is not an alternative mental health discipline but rather a unique discipline of essential human well-being. The discipline of psychomoralitics differs qualitatively from the mere symptomological, and thus reductionistic and superficial, conceptualizations and treatments found in the mental health disciplines and strikes at the very psychological/moral root of all psychomoral mal-being and essential human mal-being itself. As such, psychomoralitics as a discipline is not in any way—ideologically, definitively, clinically, or statutorily—subsumed under the mental health disciplines.