devils daughter Posted February 15, 2012 Report Share Posted February 15, 2012 As I mentioned in another post, I’ve been seeing a specialist therapist for about 18 months and --finally -- getting some help. This confirms my opinion a lot of the therapists I've seen in the past were useless to harmful.Did any of them EVER send me a follow-up questionnaire or survey? (Just guess.)Has anybody here ever received a follow-up questionnaire or survey?Do the therapists WANT to know when they have been ineffective or harmful? Or is there such an implicit bias or stigma that the mental health professionals, and hence the profession in general, think that we, the mental health patients, don’t have any good information about whether the therapy has been effective or not.Well, uh, duh!!! So the profession requires that we, the poorly functioning, mental health patients, choose our own therapist. But then, if it doesn’t work or is harmful, well, then, guess whose “fault” (socially) it is???We’re functional enough to be responsible for choosing our own therapists, but then if it doesn’t work or is harmful, we are too dysfunctional to have a valid – or even partially useful – opinion about what didn’t work.WTF????? Of course, these days what used to be called “mental health” is now called “behavioral health”.Obviously, I’m a little angry, hostile, and sarcastic here. But given the social “power differential” between mental health patients and mental health “professionals” I’m not so sure that’s not a good thing. “Good” in terms of maybe connecting with frustration which other people here may have experienced?Comments, anybody? Disagreement is OK. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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