Re: Falling on Deaf Ears
Date: July 29, 2018 06:39PM
> Here's a thought about the inaction of the
> therapeutic community, and I think it has been
> brought up previously on the boards:
> Since these organizations are NOT comprised of
> professionals, and they have no license, they
> would not be under the jurisdiction of the APA.
> Maybe they, (the APA), just think it's not their
> problem. There IS no regulating board for these
> organizations, and no code of ethics to follow.
Agree that LGAT's slip through regulatory cracks, BUT, their negative impact on populations is not insubstantial. An analogy might be found in the medical profession. I think most MD's have a reasonable idea of what quack technologies are being practiced in their communities.
> If therapists don't believe the worst abuses,
> then the patients reporting them are assumed to be
> having mental health issues, which just reverts it
> back to the therapist advising them to stop going,
> and treating the alleged mental health issue. It's
> a vicious circle.
Well, coming out of legal services, I would not choose not to believe a client without investigating what the client is reporting, especially when there is significant data available that indicates that highly unsavory things may go on in these groups.
> The person reporting the abuse is treated for an
> illness they probably don't have, and NOTHING is
> done about the LGAT.
> Also, it's probably really hard to report mind-fuck. I am not sure that even highly organised mind-fuck is officially a crime, (even though I think it should
First, we have to prove that it is indeed, without question, thought-reform. I don't know the law around that. Is it officially illegal? I hope that this whole NXIVM thing might inspire some newlaws?
I think that enlisting your clients as unpaid volunteers to build for profit enterprises is an actionable mind-fuck...Landmark was already taken to task for this by the Department of Labor.
Issue would seem to be that the mind-fucked need to organize themselves and take action.