Therapist Misconduct

In response to an article about a psychologist accused of sexual misconduct, Felice J. Freyer of the Boston Globe writes that approximately 9-12% of mental health professionals admit to sexual misconduct and unlawful relationships with patients. Shockingly, these percentages may be underestimated. Andrea Celenza, a psychoanalyst who studies therapist-patient sexual misconduct says:

“…some are predators with a need to dominate and control, but about 60 percent merely fall prey to their own weaknesses.”

The article includes a link to a list of red flag issues on the Therapy Exploitation Link Line website, an online network for anyone who has experienced exploitation by a health care provider.

Read the article here

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