What Causes Harm In Therapy?

psychologistThere are three major causes of client harm in psychotherapy:

  •    Therapist unethical, unprofessional or outright abusive behavior;
  •    Therapist’s incompetence;
  •    Systemic flaws of the psychotherapy profession as a whole.

The cause of harm is usually a combination of all of the above factors.  Let’s take a closer look at each one. Continue reading “What Causes Harm In Therapy?”

When Therapy Harms

depression-manThe notion that psychotherapy can harm may be novel to the lay public and the professionals alike, or so it seems due to the lack of a broad public discussion of this issue.

Nevertheless, people do get harmed in psychotherapy, and those instances are not as uncommon as we would like to think. Continue reading “When Therapy Harms”

Why Harmful Psychotherapy Is Not Discusssed

girl-517555_640Unlike the cases of medical malpractice, the cases when therapy harms are not discussed broadly enough to be known to the general public, and that is for several reasons.

Firstly, the harm received in psychotherapy is very difficult to prove in most cases, Continue reading “Why Harmful Psychotherapy Is Not Discusssed”