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Psychiatric Rape: Assaulting Women and Children
There could be few more bitter experiences than the desperate victim who accepts help and is then betrayed by the “benefactor.”
Imagine a 7-year-old girl who has been referred to a psychiatrist or psychologist for help with emotional problems related to incest. Suppose that the specialist then also sexually abuses the girl during “therapy.” What must be the emotional upheaval suffered by this tragic victim?
Such despicable treachery in the wake of an already serious personal crisis could only burden the victim with further emotional scars and instability.
It is also a damning criticism of those “professionals” entrusted with the task of helping people who are extremely fragile emotionally.
On October 31, 2002, French psychotherapist Jean-Pierre Tremel was sentenced to 10 years in prison for raping and sexually abusing two young patients that the court recognized as being extremely vulnerable. Tremel, age 52, claimed his “treatment” was based on an “Oriental tradition” wherein “old men introduce girls to sexual practices.”
Such “treatment” is never help. It is a disgusting betrayal in the guise of help, an all-too-frequent occurrence in the mental health industry:
While compassion, common sense and decency declare that sexual abuse of patients is a serious and criminal act, psychiatrists and psychologists work hard to sanitize it—even when the victims of the exploitation are children. Combining the invented diagnoses in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-IV) with subtle but perverse arguments, or even outright lies, they labor to decriminalize the sexual abuse of women and child patients.
Meanwhile, mental health licensing bodies rarely mete out more than the wrist-slap—temporary license revocation—a charge of “professional misconduct” and temporarily suspend a practitioner’s license to practice.
Some psychiatrists, however, are criminally charged and convicted.
No medical doctor, social organization or family member should hand over any person to face the mental health “treatments” that pass as therapy today.
This is one of a series of reports produced by CCHR that deal with mental health betrayal. It is issued as a public service and warning.
Therapist sexual abuse is sexual abuse. Therapist rape is rape. They will never constitute therapy. Until this is widely recognized however, and prosecutors and judges treat every incidence of this as such, psychiatrists, psychologists and psychotherapists will remain a threat to any woman or child undergoing mental health therapy.