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Unethical Ts and qualifications

Posted by toojane on October 30, 2006, at 12:38:07

I discovered this board several months ago and have found a great deal of solace here reading about all of your experiences. You have created a wonderfully supportive community that even touches people who are too timid to participate. I finally found the courage to register after reading Wishingstar's latest post. Her story breaks my heart.

I guess I am finding it very hard to understand how therapists can be so cruel. I've read all the posts here from the very beginning of the board and the variability between therapists is astonishing to me. And frightening. There seems to be no standard level of care that is followed. I realize that professional liscensing bodies set them, but in practice it appears that 'anything goes.' Anne abandoned Wishingstar. Three other therapists are aware of what she did and yet not one of them appears to have done anything to hold her accountable. Instead, Wishingstar is told there is something wrong with her. What normal person wouldn't be upset about this situation? Dismissing her distress as typically 'borderline' is appalling.

I guess I am wondering if the therapists people write about who behave unethically are clinical psychologists or if they are lay counsellors or social workers? I find it hard to comprehend how someone could spend more than a decade earning a PhD in psychology without being weeded out by the people training them.




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