Seeking Female Survivor of Therapist Abuse for Article

Update on December 13, 2010 post regarding therapy abuse article: Journalist Deborah Lee is working on a story about sexual abuse by mental health professionals and is looking for a female survivor in her 20s-30s willing to share her story. The interviewee must be willing to be identified by name and have her photo published …

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Sex allegations against therapist prompt investigation

Interesting article in The Hook today about Howard Vidaver, a Virginia social worker accused of sexual misconduct. The article includes interviews with Jan Wohlberg, founder of TELL, the Therapy Exploitation Link Line, and clinical psychologist Gary Schoener, a nationally renowned expert in therapy sexual abuse. Find the original article here. Broken trust: Sex allegations against …

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Seeking Victims of Therapist Sexual Abuse for Interview

A freelance journalist, Deborah Lee, is working on a story about sexual abuse by mental health professionals and is looking for victims (primarily women) who would be interested in speaking about their experiences. The story will be pitched to a national women’s magazine. If you had any kind of sexual contact with your therapist and …

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Discussion: How Can We Address the Problem of Professional Abuse & Misconduct?

If you would like to share your ideas about what can be done to address the problem of professional abuse, exploitation, and sexual misconduct, please join the discussion by posting your comments and concerns below.

It’s Not About the Money…

It’s not about the money. Even when it is. * * * I imagine that a lot of people, when they consider therapist abuse and exploitation, don’t really give much thought to the money factor. Sex grabs the big headlines and distracts people from the more practical and mundane elements of a therapist’s violations. Yet, …

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How to Initiate Legislation Criminalizing Therapist Abuse

I had a comment today from a reader asking if I had any suggestions or references for how to initiate legislation to make sexual exploitation and abuse by a therapist a criminal act. (While in some states it is illegal, that is not the case for every state in the U.S.) It’s an excellent question, …

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On the Radio Sunday, December 6: Kira Love Flores

The following is a guest post from Kira Love Flores of www.HeartsHealing.com. Congratulations, Kira! ~Kristi * * * In the same spirit of grace and gratitude along with Kristi’s wonderful opportunity she received in being published… I was interviewed for a radio show to speak on Professional Sexual Misconduct!! Well, if all goes as planned …

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Black Monday

The following is a guest post from Kira Love Flores of www.HeartsHealing.com. Kira is a survivor of therapist abuse who has her own October story to tell. (Please note: Kira’s “T” and my “Dr. T” are two completely different people. ~Kristi) * * * Anniversaries… dark anniversaries… October is a big month for me, especially …

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Don’t Call It Consent: Being Groomed for Sex

Consent requires that a person have all the necessary information to make a decision and the power to choose and have that choice respected by others. The possibility of authentic consent rests upon equality of power in a relationship. Consent should never be confused with submitting, going along, or acquiescing. ~ Marie M. Fortune SEXUAL …

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Blogging About Consent (The Challenge)

For much of the past week, even longer really, I have been trying to draft a post on the topic of consent. As in why there can be no real consent for sex between a therapist and a patient. No small task, that. But for some reason I felt compelled to take it on. At …

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