After a good deal of agonising, we have decided to remove a comment which made allegations that a generalist psychologist’s office was invaded and her daughter subjected to verbal assault.
The allegations suggested the incidents were a form of retaliation against the commenter’s support of generalist psychologists.
We are not in favour of censorship, but we are equally concerned about the potential impact of false or unwarranted claims.
While a number of generalists have reported experiences of unwelcome comments from some clinical psychologists, we believe that by far the majority of clinical psychologists would deplore this sort of behaviour, and indeed, many have offered their support to Reform APS.
A number of scenarios have been offered relating to to possible motivations for the comment.They are all speculation.
We have therefore decided to remove the comment in the interests of the profession as a whole.
We sincerely hope that no psychologist would be involved in the sort of actions complained about, or of inventing such a complaint.