Past Meetup

Launceston Skeptics in the Pub (II)

This Meetup is past

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The Royal Oak Hotel

14 Brisbane Street · Launceston

How to find us

We meet upstairs in one of their meeting rooms. But mingle in the rear bar, downstairs before people arrive.

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Topic: Skeptical Clinical Psychology: An Update: Voodoo Therapies and Purple Hat Therapies
Speaker: Gary Bakker (

Gary Bakker ( is a clinical psychologist in private practice and a Clinical Lecturer with the University of Tasmania. He has been obsessed with evidence-based assessment and psychotherapy for 38 years. He has been skeptical in print and on the dais about psychotherapy fads, the psychology of God, psychoanalysis, psychics, psychokinesis,..... He is a psychoskeptic. (Not a psycho skeptic.)

Gary's books, journal and magazine articles, workshops, and presentations have ranged from hardcore clinical psychological to mainstream skeptical and all points between. His most recent is 'God: A psychological assessment'.

Jin-oh Choi (, President
Launceston Skeptics Inc.
info [at] launcestonskeptics [dot] com