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Oh, the "powerful" psych thing, huh?
> And that is why armchair psychologists are as dangerous as amature brain surgeons
Psychologists wield such immense "power" which is "dangerous" for others to have? LOL
That's ONLY true in terms of the ability to harm people.
"As Pope and Vasquez write: 'In licensing therapists, the states invest them with the power of state recognized authority to influence drastically the lives of their clients'. Intangible and unproveable as this influence is, it has led to the professional and legal establishment of rules referred to as “boundaries,” including [ethics]"
"What I have come to understand about these boundaries is that:
• like all man-made fences, they are artificial and arbitrary. ... They can be constructed, heightened or lowered, moved, or taken down at any time. (The confusion expressed in recent years by many psychologists regarding what is and is not allowed and what is or is not an ethical violation serves as a constant reminder, and a clear demonstration, of this artificial quality);
• while it is argued that boundaries exist for the purpose of protecting patients from exploitation due to the supposed power of the therapist, the real and much grander for building these fences is to establish practitioners, and the profession itself, as an elite and potent force;
• these fences are not built to control therapists’ power but rather to establish and embellish the impression that the people who are qualified to assume the role of psychotherapist are so powerful as to be able to exert a dangerous, Svengali-like, influence."
- Dr. Dineen, clinical psychotherapist, 30 years [emphasis added]