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Re: Unethical Ts and qualifications » toojane

Posted by Dinah on October 30, 2006, at 13:28:24

In reply to Unethical Ts and qualifications, posted by toojane on October 30, 2006, at 12:38:07

Unfortunately, terminating clients is not considered unethical as long as you give them referrals. In fact I've read therapy books that advise therapists to terminate clients when they don't think they're being helpful.

Also unfortunate, but all too common, is the dismissal of the importance of the therapeutic relationship to clients (perhaps not all clients, but a significant segment). My therapist recently told me that he thought I'd get more and better support here on Babble if I ever lost my long term relationship with him than I would from a good proportion of therapists who wouldn't understand.

I think there are standards of care, but they vary widely by the type of therapy perhaps even more than by the type of degree.

The mental health professional that yelled at me and told me all sorts of unprofessional things was an MD.

My therapist tells me he's learned many things from me and from this board that he didn't learn in therapy school. He has primarily a short term CBT therapy training.

Maybe Babble should be required reading for future therapists.




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