I want to note this day. I want to note the contempt that forensic psychology has for these parents, and the shame this brings to all of professional psychology.
I just had to write a consultant letter of support for a parent seeking a court order to obtain information about their child’s symptoms…. not the child’s treatment, just the child’s symptoms. Just to be told what the child’s symptoms are, requires that these parents obtain a court order.
Shame to professional psychology. Shame to the APA.
Parents are being forced to obtain a court order just to be told their child’s symptoms.
Shame to the APA. Shame to psychology.
Craig Childress, Psy.D.
Clinical Psychologist, PSY 18857