Saturday, 15 January 2011

Call for health ministers to regulate counselling and psychotherapy

Rebekah Lawrence was the Sydney woman who jumped to her death during a psychotic episode triggered by a 'self-development' course:

While this is an extreme example of bad therapy, you have to wonder how many vulnerable people are being emotionally and psychologically damaged each day in Australia because health ministers are continuing to drag their feet on the issue of regulation.

At present, anyone can hang out a shingle and start practicing as a counsellor or psychotherapist in Australia, and isn’t that a scary thought?...