I am very supportive of professional psychologists, as they have a board which oversees their activities. If they do the wrong thing, they can be disbarred. It seems that so-called counsellors have an optional board. I’d recommend people never to see a counsellor whose ethics and practices aren’t overseen by a board which they subscribe to. There are some rotten counsellors out there, even criminal ones: avoid them like the plague. In general, go to a psychologist (or psychiatrist if you will need medication) but only interact with counsellors if they are moral enough to subscribe to a board that is able to disbar them for misdeeds.
So, in that spirit, I fully support attendance at the following event
“Caring for our community and ourselves: recovering from the effects of Trauma”
Panel: Dr George Halasz, Dr Rob Gordon, Dr Nicky Jacobs
Chair: Nina Bassat AM
Date: Sunday MARCH 15
Time: 7:30pm to 9:30pm
Venue: St. Kilda Town Hall Auditorium, 99a Carlisle St, St. Kilda
Cost: (5$ to cover costs)
Contact: Fay Oberklaid FAPS, firstname.lastname@example.org
This is very important. Many of us have been traumatised by recent events and Hashem has permission for professionals give advice and treat those in need.
Please spread the word