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Unformatted text preview: • Psychotic disorders Can Therapy Be Harmful? Under some conditions, therapy can be harmful to the client. Clients may be harmed if: • Therapists engage in unethical behavior, such as by having sexual relationships with clients • Therapists act according to personal prejudices or are ignorant of cultural differences between themselves and their clients • Therapists coerce clients into doing things they don’t want to do • Therapists use techniques that research has not demonstrated as being effective • Therapists lead their clients to produce false memories of past traumas through careless use of techniques such as hypnosis or free association...
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This note was uploaded on 01/23/2012 for the course PSY PSY2012 taught by Professor Scheff during the Winter '09 term at Broward College.
- Winter '09