Since the creation of the agency known as Child Protective Services, numerous issues have arisen with accusations differ greatly. The accusations come in all shapes, sizes and the nature of the claims also vary greatly. As stated in previous blogs , a defining characteristic of a social worker for cps is credulity. They will believe anything, the same goes for any professional who is associated with Child Protective Services; this included attorneys and therapists. In Loudoun, Sandra Glenney will believe anything, she will then task a hand-picked psychologist to find abuse.
The following document remarkably displays this, the document is a report titled “Characteristics and Sources of Allegations of Ritualistic Child Abuse “ authored by Gail Goodman and submitted to the National Center on Child Abuse and Neglect.. The report is an excellent resource, as you read it you will quickly discern that some therapists will believe anything that a client tells them without corroborating the evidence. Ms. Goodman makes a very truthful assertion as to why there are many skeptics of ritual child abuse claims.
“Of special significance to mental health professionals is the claim that many cases of alleged ritual abuse, and repressed memories of such abuses emerge in the context of psychotherapy. This has led skeptical social scientists (e.g., Lindsay & Read, 1994; Richardson, Best, & Bromley, 1991) to doubt the competence and wisdom of psychotherapists and the advisability of using certain therapeutic methods, such as hypnosis, and diagnostic categories such as multiple personality disorder (MPD). “
Why is this important to you, f you are accused, I can guarantee that the therapist that Sandra Glenney selects will be the credulous type who will believe anything. For instance she is a fan of Dr. Mary Lindahl, Dr. Joyanna Silberg and Dr. Eliana Gil. You and your attorney have to be ready to confront this, the therapist will find abuse where no abuse exists. Take note of the following excerpt from the report , page 7
Do clinicians believe their clients claims of abuse? Our results indicated that respondents overwhelmingly believed both the allegations of abuse and the allegations of ritual or religious elements of the abuse. Regarding allegations of abuse/harm itself, respondents more readily accepted abuse allegations in adult cases than in child cases. Also, they were quicker to accept abuse/harm allegations in religion-related cases than in ritual cases. social workers had the highest rate of acceptance of abuse allegations among all professions, while MOs had the lowest rate of acceptance. There were no significant differences regarding the acceptance of ritual and religion-related aspects of the allegations. Overall, regardless of these differences, respondent’s acceptance of both the’ allegations of abuse/harm and the allegations of ritual and religion-related case elements was very high.
social workers had the highest rate of acceptance of abuse allegations among all professions, while MDs had the lowest rate of acceptance. There were no significant differences regarding the acceptance of ritual and religion-related aspects of the allegations.
In summary, a very small group of clinicians, each claiming to have treated scores of cases, accounted for most of the reports of ritualistic child abuse
– There are many points that need to be explored here, first social workers are incredibly credulous they will believe anything. This could be due to numerous reasons, in the case of Loudoun County the training is poor. In the case of former worker Benjamin Smith, the aspect of incompetence needs to be considered as well. The therapists who believe this nonsense are troubled. There is quite a bit for you and your attorney to chew on in this report. Keep in mind , the therapist will find abuse; you will need to obtain their treatment notes and dissect them very closely.