That boy needs therapy

Treatment with unethical practitioners: Caveat emptors.

Pepper, Journal of Contemporary Psychotherapy (1997); 27(3), 215–223

Therapists who are trained at psychoanalytic institutes often foster unethical relationships between trainees and senior therapists. This practice may pass on the damage to the unsuspecting population of patients at large. One way in which trainees are harmed, at these institutes, is in their failure to develop a clear sense of the importance of boundaries in treatment…. The problem is not one of individuals who are poorly analyzed and poorly trained. Rather, the focus is a wider one, in which a serious blindspot seems to be endemic to a system that fosters a lack of regard for appropriate boundaries in treatment.

Publisher link: Human Sciences Press, Inc.

DOI: 10.1023/A:1025609331460

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