I’m glad to see someone take on emotional harm in therapy, even if the article scratches the surface.
“First, it may be that we assume that the caveat emptor principle holds – that if a patient is referred to a psychotherapist who is clearly ineffective, exploitative or insensitive, they would choose not to return, thus preventing exposure to any distinct adverse event. For those who chose to stay, however, two processes may occur that, because they are neither overt nor clearly causal, may not be appreciated as generating adverse events.”
I see few authors approaching the exploitation of vulnerability and salesmanship used by the psych industry to lure and retain customers.
Good article. I saw another good article, which I hope you write about. I saw an article on the daily mail (out of the uk) entitled ” Ivy league psychiatrist forced patient to become her lover, moved into her $5 million apartment, became the main beneficiary of her will and received $2 million after her death. The “doctors” name is Dr. Susan Turner, and the patient (or should I say victim) name is Amy Blumenthal. It was posted on about July 29th, 2015. The family is suing of course. This behavior is totally sociopathic and discusting. I hope the scam artist “doctor” loses her license, goes to jail, and has the money that she gained returned to the family. Some people have no shame whatsoever. That therapist has no conscience.