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No this would be considered abnormal, and not a very therapeutic model for treatment. It is possible that this can be considered unethical treatment too, but it would depend on the state and what licensing organization she is affiliated with.
I have heard about these types of therapy sessions and they are usually aimed at patients who are curious or fascinated with BDSM, a form of dominance and submission. While these spanking sessions may not be sexual overtly, they may have a sexual undertone for the patient.
But if these are consenting adults, I see no harm in this type of therapy to the patient as they expected this coming into the sessin
I am not into BDSM but I am willing to consent to a spanking if it would result
in positive behavior modification. Regarding the ethics involved, there would be consent on
my part, as well as a willingness to try something a little out of the ordinary
if it would bring about an improvement in both my driving and spending habits.
Well the ethics are iffy because it depends on this therapist's credentials. For instance a psychologist cannot ethically do this because it violates APA ethical conduct. But a Master's level therapist may be able to provide this without violating ethics as they are not bound by the APA.
If you think this may improve your behavior and want to try it, then I see no reason why you should not try it
I would not want to jeopardize anyone's license and discretion would
be both expected by me and also promised by me in return. I feel that a spanking
might indeed lead to improved behavior--my question to you is wheter
Well if the therapist is offering this, then she knows her ethical duties and is most likely aware that she is not violating her ethics or putting her license in jeopardy
you think this a possibility or just wishful thinking?
One final question--this lady is not a psychologist but a psychotherapist
I have heard of therapists that provide this service to patients, but as to its effectiveness I cannot attest to that as I do not practice this nor do I personally know of any research studies that have studied this
Then most likely she has a Master's degree in Psychology, Marriage and Family therapy, or Social Worker
and supposedly is not violating any state laws or ethics. I appreciate your
opinion and, if you feel it is worth a shot, I'll give it a try. After all,
I think because you are interested in it, then give it a try and see if it will help improve your behavior. I see no harm in this at all for you
nothing ventured, nothing gained (LOL) and at worst, I'll be left with a sore bottom.
She has a master's egree in psychology.
Then she is not bound by APA ethics, and may only be bound with state laws which can allow for this in most states, so there is not ethical issues at all for her
You are a true gentleman. I appreciate the fact that you did not ridicule me but
answered me in a considerate professional manner. I feel that I got my
money's worth and will recommend the service to others.
Anytime, I am always happy to help and I hope this treatment works well for you. My goal is to provide you with excellent service, so if you ever have any further questions or concerns please do not hesitate to contact me at anytime.