I'm not a lawyer, but I think you're right that clients may say anything they want about their therapy or therapists - confidentiality is a one-way street in therapy. The question, though, is in what venues clients may say these things without risking a libel suit. If a therapist who is identifiable is badmouthed online, this is like badmouthing a therapist in a newspaper or on the radio. If therapists are considered public figures in the way politicians and rock stars are, then I think you can say whatever you want wherever you want. But if they are considered private citizens, then where you badmouth them, if they are identifiable, may be a potential legal hornets' nest. Of course no therapist in his/her right mind would sue, because to do so would put them as much as their client on trial. To win the suit, they'd have to prove that what the client said wasn't true.
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