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Posted by Deputy Dinah on June 29, 2007, at 15:13:12

In reply to Please be civil Dory, posted by Deputy Dinah on June 29, 2007, at 15:02:00

In general the tenor on this board is generally supportive towards therapy. But that isn't the purpose of this board. The purpose is to discuss psychology and psychological treatments. There is no requirement (as on the religion board, for example) for those discussions to be positive.

It is a requirement that negative opinions be stated in accordance with civility guidelines. That would mean being sensitive to and respectful of those who utilize therapy services by not expressing negative judgments about them, and also mean remembering that some board members are therapists or therapists in training. So blanket indictments of the character of therapists should be avoided. But discussions of whether therapy is useful, a replacement of other relationships, etc. is not inherently uncivil.

Keeping all of that in mind, let's all remember that reasonable people can and do hold different opinions on the topic. That it's possible to speak respectfully with those of differing opinions. And that finally, whatever your feelings, board guidelines require that you respond with civility.

(And it's fine to add a civil trigger warning to the thread if you think it might help other people avoid things that may trigger strong feelings.)


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