Sunday, 1 January 2006

Therapists' deceit

It seems reasonable to suggest that anyone practicing RMT is in the disinformation business.
Working secretively (perhaps even anonymously), an RMT practitioner can plunge an ordinary Australian family into crisis.
The practitioner achieves this by demonising — or just sowing seeds of doubt about — one of its members.
Such deviousness apparently makes therapists very good at covering their tracks.
Something that is illustrated in's comments on the 2005 Victorian inquiry:
"...Those therapists who do not practice suggestive techniques to search for repressed memories naturally responded to the inquiry's questionnaire by saying that they do not practice RMT.
Those therapists who do practice suggestive techniques generally do not recognize the term 'RMT' and would also respond that they do not practice RMT..."
So presumably a dyed-in-the-wool believer can place hand on heart, and claim that she or he has never practiced RMT at all.
Such people are simply playing word games.
It's not inconceivable that they have made money, while causing elderly people to go to the grave estranged from their children.
Disturbingly, even therapists who have quit practicing may still believe that what they were doing was right.
Perhaps they would defend themselves by saying that they were doing a public service.

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