How to Handle a Treatment Professional On a Power Trip
Do you know how to handle a treatment professional on a power trip? Sometimes the field of mental health draws the wrong people, especially when treatment philosophy is the social control model. I once overheard a nurse say to a patient "You do what we tell you, when we tell you." Another psychiatrist told a patient who made a sarcastic comment about wearing diapers "If that's what you want I can make it happen." The same psychiatrist told me "I can go on the word of a social worker if I want." When a treatment professional is on a power trip, it is important to know how to handle them (What Mental Health Professionals Don’t Know about Clients).
In this video, I talk about how to handle a treatment professional on a power trip. The best strategy is to go along as much as you can and find a new treatment professional as soon as possible. Be wary of anyone who practices the social control model and look for someone who practices the recovery model--someone who is willing to go to bat for you, someone who has your back, someone who works with you instead of controlling you.
You deserve recovery, not control.
Oberg, B. (2016, September 30). How to Handle a Treatment Professional On a Power Trip, HealthyPlace. Retrieved on 2019, June 24 from https://www.healthyplace.com/blogs/recoveringfrommentalillness/2016/09/how-to-handle-a-treatment-professional-on-a-power-trip