In Reply to: Re: Irf'er's on the other hand posted by Just a girl on August 10, 2005 at 08:41:54:
I think in light of the recent articles and news shows on TFI as well as the excellent RollingStone Magazine Article, it will be easier to verify to a therapist that TFI exists, is a highly destructive cult and has done hard-to-believe things to people which are easier to believe when reported by reputable sources.
You are right that some people in psych who don't watch the news or read magazines much and are real clinical about psych, needing as students to identify people with psychiatric labels, might think someone is delusional or psychotic when in fact they are likely MINIMIZING their horrid experiences.
That is why giving a therapist a copy of the article, links to sites, links to news stories etc, and showing them some of the actual lit from the family LIKE IRFER's BEWARE, and many other bizarre publications speaks loads for the client seeking help.
I also think it is very important to realize that if a therapist is unwilling to learn about it or seems to want to attribute experience to delusion without time to research what they are working with, a person has the RIGHT and would do well to seek another therapist.
There are crappy therapists that shouldn't be in that business and then there are good ones. I was just talking about how any kind of work, therapy included, is an ART. I think when a person is going to work on the canvas of your life, it is important to know what they believe about you and are what they are willing or not willing to research.
Glad that people are reaching out and getting help. :)