In this episode of The Australia Counselling Podcast, I share my thoughts on why the Australian psychotherapy industry is in crisis.
The seven reasons the Australian psychotherapy industry is in crisis are:
Our professional psychotherapy associations have let us down
Psychotherapy training institutions are spreading propaganda about the profession
Therapists are not promoting themselves effectively
People don’t understand what psychotherapy is
We have taught people to go to a G.P. when they have a mental health issue
We have created a culture of quick fixes for mental health issues
There is still a lot of stigma for seeking treatment for mental health issues
Links and resources mentioned in this episode
- You’ve been diagnosed with depression, now what? by Christopher Davey in The Conversation
- 089: 9 Practice-Building Lessons Australian Therapists Can Learn From U.S. Therapists
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