Some blog posts write themselves. This is one of them.
A picture is worth a thousand words. This one has twelve more thrown in for good measure. I can’t think of a better visual to describe a nagging problem widespread in the mental health profession.
I found this advert on Facebook for an organization that offers continuing education to psychotherapists and social workers. I’ve chosen to omit the name of the organization that ran this ad, despite the obvious temptation to mercilessly ridicule them.
But it’s no laughing matter. There are many therapists and clinicians that think the way this ad does. There are many social service agencies that treat their clients this way. I have seen such clinicians and agencies. And I refuse to work for them.