Wednesday, September 18, 2019

Comments by dedangelo

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  • This is spot on. God bless you, Katie. People who would never pick up a Bible feel free to wield the DSM like it come from the mouth of God. The elitism is there, too. I worked in a variety of settings as a counselor and it was the same everywhere.

  • God bless you, Margaret. You are not alone. I sat in a conversation with two psychologists yesterday who were casually diagnosing public figures with major mental illnesses, oblivious to their own transference issues or the unethical nature of their behavior. Being a mental health counselor myself – who also was harmed by the industry years ago – I listened and just shook my head. This kind of thing is endemic among mental health professionals; diagnoses becomes a way to gossip without looking like you’re doing so. I wish you the very best.