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YeaH!! that should be a staple of conformity required for sure!
Therapy can be no more scientific than our understanding of our own nature. Just as dating websites and employer search engines work to fit within the grasp of our current best understanding one person to another or to an entity such as a corporation or company, we are able to match people to people with compatibility algorithms. Therapy is such currently that it does not acknowledge this ability because of the many other various factors hindering or supporting those seeking services. The stigma of the client is as much affected as is the stigma of the provider. when the coexistence of both are less stigmatized the process of matching one to the other will inevitably smooth out.
i.e. Don’t fault the process, fault the processors. True; yet it is part of the process that has no checks and balances that allows for bias and misuse of information. The integrity of the field is relinquished when these facts of systemic failure to comply with ethical efficacy are brought to light, in turn it discredits all involved directly and indirectly by its revelation, so through fear and failure aversion (professional/personal regardless) the broken model is perpetuated and allowed to breath freely, insidiously perpetrating fallaciously as scientific evidence.
This probably applies to most professions. previously a privilege exclusively of the contractor/employer and not the client/employee. The proverbial shoe is ubiquitously and of equal intrusion on the other foot. I always “google” anyone I intend to seek medical attention, professional services from, I do not take them my findings, and often find my searches an inadequate review to make an informed opinion before meeting one on one.
Most of what was written in my previous comment above is not part of the article because it was my personal experience in an otherwise relative situation that unfortunately continues by the same megalith Co. that strikes a massively abusive discord for mental wellness in their practices. I believe that it supplements Amy Upham’s own experiences of medical negligence. I empathize greatly for anyone who has had to face these uncertainties and abysmal forms of malpractice with no ability of seeking reformative and rehabilitating justice to compensate their losses. Sometimes all we have is our voice and the accumulative expressions of our experience to afford us the weight of the damages undertaken at the hands of such seemingly untouchable forces.
7 years post my heart failure due to a medically abusive psychiatric staff while in the care of my State’s mental health hospital after having gone well into the onset of renal failure from a “lethal cocktail” prescribed by the administering outpatient care, when they found I was ill responsive to all anti-psychotic medications for a never before present malady of depression that had been initiated from an initial prescription of antidepressants meant to help with an ignored case of stress induced generalized anxiety from overworking. They are at it again. AstraZeneca knows no limits in their malignant behavior to get FDA approval, and no remorse in who they will discredit in the process. 0ver 80% of the inpatient population, regardless of their initial diagnosis were given measure of treatment to ensure that their drug Seroquel XR would be passed for use on PTSD, people who were being treated for alcoholism, depression, you name it were reassessed to have Bipolar NOS or some variation to approve use of Seroquel in varying quantities regardless of past medication success/failure or lacking evidence to prove diagnosis. I do not care where you live or who you are to say otherwise: this is unconscionable, and bordering if not directly equivalent to eugenics type practices, where the medical practitioner and institution is monetarily motivated to pass falsified judgement, using below fuzzy logic to justify income supplementation. Promising Trial of Drug for Mental Illness Unravels http://www.nytimes.com/2015/04/19/business/seroquel-xr-drug-trial-frayed-promise.html?_r=0 I hope posting this article is acceptable information.. Thank You Amy Upham for taking your story serious enough to publish and pass along your lessons! looking forward to reading your book.
I never knew if I would ever even recognize myself once I got of the meds., was surprised, and even elated (as much as I am able to be now) that much of my personality, interests and thought processes remain in tact. Your list is very real, and much of which is true for me too. There is still much of my old vitality missing even years after recovery from psychiatric abuse, but that which has been recovered is genuinely heartening, and gives me strength to appreciate my body and mind’s resilience to the medical trauma I was subject to. I think I would like to make a list now. Thank you for sharing Chaya Grossberg!!