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Message ID: 8164
Date: 2009-05-24

Author:lfontesrcn.com

Subject:Re: Are Therapists Potentially Dangerous?

This feels like a really delicate topic to me, and it would be CRUCIAL to distinguish between practices performed in the 80's and early 90's when we didn't really know what we were doing in therapies for abused children & adults, and what is being done now. I could see an appeal to sensationalize "bad therapy" based on practices which--one would hope--are no longer being used.



TOni, I certainly hope you'll provide this context in terms of date & knowledge. I'm sure you will.



Respectfully,



Lisa Fontes, Ph.D.



---- Original message ----

>Date: Fri, 22 May 2009 13:44:20 +0100

>From: Peter Dale

>Subject: Re: Are Therapists Potentially Dangerous?

>To: "Child Maltreatment Researchers"

>

> Toni,

> Your might like to dig out my 1999 book: Dale, P.

> (1999) Adults Abused as Children. Experiences of

> Counselling and Psychotherapy. London: Sage

> publications

> This reported my PhD research project in this area,

> and includes some graphic examples of very damaging

> 'therapeutic' practice with adults who were abused

> as children.

> Regards,

> Peter

> Dr Peter Dale & Associates Ltd

> Independent social work, counselling, training,

> research, expert witness services

> Phone: (01424) 424504

> Mobile: 07903 523 877

> Email: info@peterdale.co.uk

> Website: www.peterdale.co.uk

> On 22 May 2009, at 01:47, Toni Cavanagh Johnson

> wrote:

>

> I am preparing a talk and an article on

> therapists. My thesis is: Are therapists

> potentially

> dangerous?

>

> I have examples from my own mistakes and those I

> have seen with

> others. Do any of you have concerns about the

> efficacy of

> therapists? Are you willing to share with me the

> concerns? If I were

> to use the example in a lecture or paper, it would

> be anonymous.

>

> Toni

> Toni Cavanagh Johnson, Ph.D.

> 1101 Fremont Avenue, Suite 101

> South Pasadena, California 91030

> USA

> Tel: 626-799-4522

> FAX: 818-790-0139

> toni@tcavjohn.com

> www.tcavjohn.com





This feels like a really delicate topic to me, and it would be CRUCIAL to distinguish between practices performed in the 80's and early 90's when we didn't really know what we were doing in therapies for abused children & adults, and what is being done now. I could see an appeal to sensationalize "bad therapy" based on practices which--one would hope--are no longer being used.



TOni, I certainly hope you'll provide this context in terms of date & knowledge. I'm sure you will.



Respectfully,



Lisa Fontes, Ph.D.



---- Original message ----

>Date: Fri, 22 May 2009 13:44:20 +0100

>From: Peter Dale

>Subject: Re: Are Therapists Potentially Dangerous?

>To: "Child Maltreatment Researchers"

>

> Toni,

> Your might like to dig out my 1999 book: Dale, P.

> (1999) Adults Abused as Children. Experiences of

> Counselling and Psychotherapy. London: Sage

> publications

> This reported my PhD research project in this area,

> and includes some graphic examples of very damaging

> 'therapeutic' practice with adults who were abused

> as children.

> Regards,

> Peter

> Dr Peter Dale & Associates Ltd

> Independent social work, counselling, training,

> research, expert witness services

> Phone: (01424) 424504

> Mobile: 07903 523 877

> Email: infopeterdale.co.uk

> Website: www.peterdale.co.uk

> On 22 May 2009, at 01:47, Toni Cavanagh Johnson

> wrote:

>

> I am preparing a talk and an article on

> therapists. My thesis is: Are therapists

> potentially

> dangerous?

>

> I have examples from my own mistakes and those I

> have seen with

> others. Do any of you have concerns about the

> efficacy of

> therapists? Are you willing to share with me the

> concerns? If I were

> to use the example in a lecture or paper, it would

> be anonymous.

>

> Toni

> Toni Cavanagh Johnson, Ph.D.

> 1101 Fremont Avenue, Suite 101

> South Pasadena, California 91030

> USA

> Tel: 626-799-4522

> FAX: 818-790-0139

> tonitcavjohn.com

> www.tcavjohn.com