Psycho-Babble Psychology Thread 281079

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Therapist having legal probems

Posted by Speaker on November 18, 2003, at 23:39:40

It is to long to explain but my therapist was put on probation for an ethical violation. I understand what happened and it is due to a quick-to-sue society. He did not break the law but that is not the point. I have been seeing him for several years and have covered much ground...I finally found a safe place. Due to his probation his practice was limited from certain diagnoses and my PTSD was a diagnoses he can no longer treat. My life is very good but I have had a lot of loss and tragedy...and this is just another one. We will be able to continue for four more sessions but it feels like when I sat in a room and watched my husband die in his thirties...it just shouldn't be happening. I wanted to appeal the psychiatric board but am told I have no right since the sentence wasn't against me...but who is suffering? This is so wrong and unfair and I have all I can do to keep going right now. I would never harm myself but I pray to cease to exist. Yes, I have referals...but why would I trust this process again. I feel like therapy is giving a part of my insides to someone to look at and now its just been thrown away. Sorry, most of the time I can have a better attitude but I just ache right now. Have any of you gone through this???

 

Re: Therapist having legal probems

Posted by Dr. Rod on November 19, 2003, at 1:56:54

In reply to Therapist having legal probems, posted by Speaker on November 18, 2003, at 23:39:40

First off, please forgive my abruptness to your generous reponse to "Manic vs Panic"... I get hurried and harried at times... Second, my mentor, although not my therapist but rather my friend of 29 years died of cancer this last May... So, please accept my empathy for your situation... Another story is that in 1980 the State of California certification people planted a lady client in his practice to lure him into making sexual advances... After 5 or 6 sessions ending in her inviting him for coffee or drinks and his reminding her that he was going home to his wife, she stopped keeping appointments... He received a letter about 3 months later stating that he had been cleared of all allegations, of which he never was told what the allegations were... He intuitively connected the dots... Sometimes these snotty agencies are too lazy to really get to the bottom of things, and placate the complainant at the expence of all...

Your question in your response was regarding education, and I advocate knowing... Example: the common thread through all 12 step programs is fear that the person feels like they are never "enough"... There is a hole in their soul that they feel a need to fill most of all... Mine was eating --- sad how much spagetti or pizza I could put into that hole (in my soul)... When I discovered I could be "enough" and still starving, my life changed, I hope forever... I know that who I am is a fact and that no matter what comes my way, I will be "enough" to handle it... No matter what mistakes I might make, I am still me and can handle it... If I tested my life based on fear/not-fear, "fear freezes the feet" so nothing would get done...

Again, accept my understanding and empathy... DrRod (not Dr Rob)

 

Re: Therapist having legal probems Speaker

Posted by judy1 on November 19, 2003, at 10:35:54

In reply to Therapist having legal probems, posted by Speaker on November 18, 2003, at 23:39:40

I've been through a similar situation, although my shrink's problems were a lot more serious. I can understand how you feel, abandonment was a big one for me. In the sessions you have left, I would spend all my time discussing how you feel about losing him and asking who he thinks would be a good fit for you. I know it doesn't seem like it now but I would be optimistic that the next therp may be more helpful to you in your recovery (mine certainly was). You probably recognize you are going through the steps of the grieving process- this is a loss- and I promise you that you'll get through it. Is there some way you can stay in contact (through the phone?) until you've formed an attachment with your new therapist? I wish you all the best- judy

 

Re: Therapist having legal probems Speaker

Posted by mair on November 19, 2003, at 13:19:54

In reply to Therapist having legal probems, posted by Speaker on November 18, 2003, at 23:39:40

Are the restrictions on what this guy can treat only for the duration of the probation, and if so, how long will he be restricted?

Mair

 

Mair/ Therapist having legal probems

Posted by Speaker on November 19, 2003, at 16:38:08

In reply to Re: Therapist having legal probems Speaker, posted by mair on November 19, 2003, at 13:19:54

Unfortunately, the probation is for three years. At first it looked like the probation would be 3yrs. and the restriction would be for one year. It ended up both were three years. It will take me a year to feel comfortable with a new therapist...so I thought about waiting but it ended up three. If I do go into therapy again it will be on the issues of loss with this therapist not the PTSD for a long time.

Thanks so much for your reply...I am feeling so alone in this I appreciate the input.

 

Re: Therapist having legal probems Speaker

Posted by Dinah on November 19, 2003, at 16:43:11

In reply to Mair/ Therapist having legal probems, posted by Speaker on November 19, 2003, at 16:38:08

Ugh, I'm sorry. What an unfortunate situation for everyone. At least you know you weren't rejected or abandoned on purpose though, if that brings you any comfort. (Small comfort, I know).

I always have trouble responding to these threads because I'm afraid I'll overreact and make the poster feel even worse.

But suffice it to say that I understand what you must be feeling, and you have my deepest sympathy.

Dinah

 

Dinah/ Therapist having legal probems

Posted by Speaker on November 19, 2003, at 16:50:23

In reply to Re: Therapist having legal probems Speaker, posted by Dinah on November 19, 2003, at 16:43:11

Dinah,

THanks for your note. I notice you seem to take time to respond often...I think thats wonderful. I read everything and am trying to be better about responding. You are a great encourager.

 

Re: Dinah/ Therapist having legal probems

Posted by ginger C on November 19, 2003, at 17:07:04

In reply to Dinah/ Therapist having legal probems, posted by Speaker on November 19, 2003, at 16:50:23

I know just how you feel the pain of giving up someone you have grown comfortable with and feel you can tell anything and all of a sudden their gone and you have to adjust to someone else. I had the same scare about a year ago when my psychiatrist was leaving the facility to work for another place in town and I got real bent out of shape because I was afraid they would not let me go over there with her (no insurance) it did finally work out that I got to go but only after a couple of months living in limbo and afraid of having to see another doctor.


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