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    Default Are psychologists worth it?

    Do psychologists make sense?

    I thought the basis of treatment was they help clients on any terms they want, resource/knowledge dependent of course.

    So why do most restrict treatments at whim? I don't get it.

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    No, I just started seeing one a few months ago, and I can't get permission from my guardians to get off of it, not to mention it's utter uselessness in improving character!

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    Well, a lot of them are specialized in specific modalities so the restriction and whims can be based on their own level of expertise and comfort zone. Some are just purely incompetent or have an arrogance in thinking what they know is best for the client without really listening to them. It can take awhile to find the right fit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by danseen View Post
    Do psychologists make sense?

    I thought the basis of treatment was they help clients on any terms they want, resource/knowledge dependent of course.

    So why do most restrict treatments at whim? I don't get it.
    Most do because they have rules to abide by, many of which are dictated by their credentials.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Glycerine View Post
    Well, a lot of them are specialized in specific modalities so the restriction can be based on their own level of expertise. Some are just purely incompetent or have an arrogance in thinking what they know is best for the client without really listening to them. It can take awhile to find the right fit.
    meh.. I just think they're fools for telling me what morals to abide to.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ginkgo View Post
    Most do because they have rules to abide by, many of which are dictated by their credentials.
    Er... this includes abusing patients at whim? Or not being honest with them?

    It's no matter, since as said there is incompetence in all professions.

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    Quote Originally Posted by danseen View Post
    Er... this includes abusing patients at whim? Or not being honest with them?

    It's no matter, since as said there is incompetence in all professions.
    No, if you're already a patient, then they really ought not to abuse you. I must admit, I'm curious as to what you consider "abuse", because until then, I'm not sure if we can even initiate a clear dialogue.

    Patients aren't entitled to information that would break the ethics of a psychologist. For instance, psychologists aren't hired to disclose information about other patients. Breaking rules of confidentiality can get them fired, and at worst, can lead to a revoke of their license.

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    er.. abuse as in telling falsehoods? Criticising clients personally? Mocking their beliefs and value systems?

    But if you support unethical conduct, fine. Unless it happens to you, eh?

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    Quote Originally Posted by danseen View Post
    er.. abuse as in telling falsehoods? Criticising clients personally? Mocking their beliefs and value systems?

    But if you support unethical conduct, fine. Unless it happens to you, eh?
    I was once told by a psychologist that he thought I would never make it out of High School.

    I never saw him again and ignored his phone calls.

    It's possible that I still owe him a 6 dollar co-pay. Lol.

    If what you're describing happened to you, then I wish you well.

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    Well kind of. But then according to them:

    - I deserve to be beaten up because I'm reserved
    - I am "bad" for being an atheist and that doing things most don't is "wrong"
    - I am wrong to like casual sex, and it's something "not done"

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