"A dental hygienist isn't allowed to treat athlete's foot, a homeopathist can't test your eyesight for prescription glasses. A neurologist can't remove your appendix. All of these need different qualification and licences. However it seems anyone is allowed to tinker inside peoples' minds, drag up repressed childhood traumas, etc regardless of any qualification or post-graduate training in psychology."
Yes! Add to that that the "informed consent" is actually not
informed, as it would be with a professional.
I'm pasting a link with the consent form, once again, with quotes from items #2, (what it allegedly is
), and #7, (what it allegedly is not
). From reading this, participants would believe that they are consenting to "discussions," and that is, in fact all
that they are consenting to by signing this form! It specifically states that it is not therapeutic and should not be substituted for psychotherapy. Any reasonable person would assume that they are at no risk, as it is only a series of "discussions." Most people can handle "discussions."
"2. The Programme is a unique course of instruction designed to support people in being more effective in realising their own personal and societal goals. Through a series of philosophically rigorous and open discussions, voluntary sharing of your experience and short exercises, the Programme provides an opportunity to explore basic questions that have been of interest to human beings throughout time and to examine many aspects of your own life."
"7. The Programme is designed for people who clearly understand they are responsible for their own health and well-being before, during and after the Programme.
It is not therapeutic in design, intent or methodology and is not to be used as a substitute for medical treatment, psychotherapy or health programme of any nature, regardless of what you may believe or have heard from anyone. We advise you that the Programme Leaders, staff and people who assist at theProgramme are not mental health professionals and there will not be any mental health professionals in attendance."
Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 10/23/2019 11:41PM by kdag.