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TahitiNut Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-03-08 02:48 PM
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17. Most revealing is spelling "theripist" (sic)
I have a friend who does such court-ordered "counseling" for a living. I also have a friend who's a PhD psychotherapist. Believe me, the distinction couldn't be broader.

Duley is apparently part of the cottage industry of "counselors" who've sprung up in the "War on Drugs" and the "zero tolerance" for DWI/DUI. The courts are pumping out thousands upon thousands of new "customers" (mandated counseling) for these cottage industry "theripists" annually. With (less than) two years of classes at a local community college (or associate's degree factory) and the right paperwork, folks can set themselves up in business with an almost guaranteed flow of revenue. A storefront office with a counseling room - a dozen folding chairs will do nicely - and not much investment at all, and the court-ordered "customers" start flowing in.

There is no "doctor-patient confidentiality" since there's no doctor. Standard 'privacy' laws prevail ... and that's NOTHING in a group session.

There are some real hacks in that cottage industry... people with over-inflated egos and pretensions that're over the event horizon from their skills and abilities. Indeed, the resentment and hostility towards folks with full college degrees and advanced degrees runs rampant with some of these folks. It's a snake pit of neuroses.

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