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Unread February 26th, 2005, 08:30 PM
Da Friendly Puter Tech Da Friendly Puter Tech is offline
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Default Re: Request info on definitive study

*sigh*, not quite done grinding yer ax are ya?

I dont know if the psychology industry has caused more harm than good for a majority of those involved with it. I know it has caused a lot of good for me personally, and not much - if any - harm.

I know quite a few people who have had the same experience with the industry. Although granted - most of us will agree with you that finding a professional that is a good fit for us individuals can be difficult. Especially if you dont have unlimited funds are your disposal.

I also know some people that has felt harmed by the psychology industry, although for most of them they have continued searching for healing within the industry after the bad experience - and found it.

I agree that the people within the psychology industry should honestly look for weaknesses (or should I call it possible negative side effects) in their treatment forms, and do their best to guard against those.

I agree that most people working within the psychology industry spend very little time thinking about and working with possible negative side effects of current treatment models - and that is not a good thing.

I agree that there should be more emphasis on certain ethical aspects of therapy that is difficult to make laws around. IE there are good laws in effect to protect clients and therapists both, but certain things cant be legalized, and the ethics of some of those things should still be *discussed*, and they are often not.

I agree that in some ways psychology is not really a science, although in other ways it is.

My proposed solution is to work within the system. To use the good parts, and to hopefully put my own little stamp on the industry in the long run. I guess *g*, I am arrogant enough to think that I could affect some positive influences of my own.

Warm regards
Da Friendly Puter Tech
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