Cults &amp; Parents
Date: February 05, 2004 10:44PM
Be very careful of diagnosing prior sexual abuse if you do not know. Many people have the reactions your wife has when they see their parents, if they come from a dysfunctional family. That doesn't mean they were sexually abused. Unfortunately, when they then end up in dysfunctional therapy, post traumatic stress disorder, dissociation, and depression can result because of the therapy, or if these conditions were present already, they can be exacerbated.
You have to start reading everything you can. There is a book on dysfunctional therapy, covert abuse and manipulation in therapy - I believe the author is Theodore Dorpat, but I will check and correct this if that's not his name.
That's his name, here's the title
Gaslighting, the Double Whammy, Interrogation, and Other Methods of Covert Control in Psychotherapy and Analysis