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Re-Threading Madness

Trig­ger Warning:

This pro­gram deals with the issue of ther­a­py abuse and as such it may have mate­r­i­al that folks find trig­ger­ing of abuse. 

Berna­dine chats with past guest, Car­olyn Clement (award-win­ning pho­tog­ra­ph­er and sur­vivor of sib­ling, child, and ther­a­py abuse) on her expe­ri­ence of mak­ing a com­plaint with her State Licens­ing Board around the abuse expe­ri­enced at the hands of her preda­to­ry ther­a­pist. She was suc­cess­ful in ensur­ing this ther­a­pist had to relin­quish his license to prac­tice. We also dis­cuss the type of harass­ment she expe­ri­enced after plac­ing the com­plaint from him and, shock­ing­ly, his wife. 

After­wards, Berna­dine out­lines some of the ways preda­to­ry ther­a­pists harass their vic­tims but also what to do about it and how to pre­serve that harass­ment as evidence.

Ther­a­py abuse is finan­cial, phys­i­cal, emo­tion­al, and sex­u­al exploita­tion of a client by a therapist.