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These stories are searchable online or by contacting the Resource Center directly (573-882-3364 or email@example.com) where a researcher can help you pinpoint what you need.
Browse or search the tipsheet section of our library below. Stories are not available for download but can be easily ordered by contacting the Resource Center:
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John Dicke is a child psychologist who specializes in treating sexually abused children. So how did he become embroiled in charges of sex abuse himself? The charges came because of his controversial new treatment technique that uses dildos to help sex abuse victims to open up by giving them control over something associated with the abuse itself. Some parents of the children agreed that his methods worked but social workers did not. No criminal charges were brought but Dicke was prohibited from using sex toys in therapy.
"Candace Newmaker was a 10-year-old North Carolina girl who was adopted when she was six. Her adoptive mother found her difficult to deal with, temperamental and lacking in affection. Ultimately, Jeane Newmaker brought her dauther to Evergreen, Colo., to undergo a controversial and violent therapy called 're-birthing.' Essentially the child was wrapped in a blanket, the ends bound tight,a nd four adults pushed their bodies against her with all their weight. They urded her to fight free. bo be 'reborn.' But instead, they smothered her.
Tags: adoption; welfare; child abuse; unlicensed therapy; domestic abuse; childhood; foster care; social services; Lincoln County Dept. of Social Services; 'Willie M.'; sealed records; attachment disorder movement; psychotherapy; rebirthing/restraining therapy
Skeptical Inquirer looks at a highly controversial treatment known as eye movement desensitization and reprocessing and how its burst onto the psychotherapy scene. EMDR has been proclaimed by its advocates as an extremely effective and efficient treatment for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). (January/February 1996)
The WSJ found that "Managed-care companies, with their mandate to cut costs, make no bones about their preference for treating mental-health problems with drugs. Not only do they limit coverage for psychotherapy, they often pay psychiatrists more per hour to supervise drug treatment than to provide counseling."
Governing Magazine reports that "Sex offenders are more likely than ever to be punished for their crimes. But that means policy makers face though decisions about how to deal with them in crowded prisons-and after their release....While the phenomenon of a prison system with so many sex offenders is new, the philosophical debates behind the decisions hat are putting them there are centuries old. Balancing the rights of the community and the rights of the individual is an ancient task...."
Tags: criminal justice system taboos Department of Corrections Willie Horton sexual predator laws Public Health Department Special Sex Offender Sentencing Alternative SSOSA policy psychotherapy treatment rehabilitation
Washington Post Magazine evaluates psychiatric care at Chestnut Lodge, a family-owned private mental hospital that relies on psychotherapy and long inpatient stays, avoiding the use of psychotropic drugs; the hospital has been charged in multiple malpractice suits for extensive use of restraints and seclusion.