By definition if it is peer support, then what is a professional doing there? I especially am concerned if there is any fee involved. I think it is a mislabeling of a group therapy session into peer support. If this is done with the information that I have just provided, then yes I think it is detrimental and unethical. Not wishing to brag, but I am a certifed group psychotherapist of the American Group Psychotherapy Association. I believe that a member or members should challenge in an appropriate way the actions of the leader. Please click green "ACCEPT" button on this page if you are satisfied with my answer so that I get credit for my work. Your feedback and bonuses are always welcome. As always you can email for further info.
I will be signing off for about an hour and 20 mins. to see a patient, but will be back on line at approx 8PM Eastern Time US
Ralph LMHC, CGP
On line, it does not manner a licensed psychologist is responsible for professional conduct whether hr is or is not paid. On line or not, He can run the chat group and be dititorial if he wishes. This is properly more of bad practices than it is unethical. If you wish there is nothing to stop you and your peers from forming your own group, but with a profsional to moderate it could be somewhat dagerous to the more gragile group members. I still don't think it is peer support with a professional involved. You might wish to a pproach a licensed therapist and present him/her with a group already formed. A good referral source would be the american group psychotherapy foundation and ask for the registry of certified group psychotherapists. Please click green "ACCEPT" button on this page if you are satisfied with my answer so that I get credit for my work. Your feedback and bonuses are always welcome. As always you can email for further info.
Don t press the accept press info and and ask.
I am sorry I pressed the info button, you need to press the reply button , not the accept button so that you are not charged until your question is answered satisfactorily.
I hope I have provided you with the information that you required. If I wewre to be ejected from a group without explanation let alone cause I would probably bothered. But at a certain point it is time not to fixate upon it and move on.
Good luck and thank you for the bonus.
It was most challenging and you introduced me to a novel type of forum which we may be soon faced with under our new health regulations. I understand how working on this issue has been good for you. What I meant is that you have a limited amount of energy as everyone does. You will need to save some for th other things in life, but I am sure you are aweare of this. Good luck and even if you do not win there is something to be said about fighting the "good fight".