MTSM addresses a difficult, even controversial subject. Abuse by a
mental health counselor happens more often than you think. According to
The Therapy Exploitation Link Line, they receive about 40,000
contacts a year, from people about abuse within therapy.
My story took 4-1/2 years to write. But I it was worth it. Today I receive
letters and comments from people who have gained courage from
reading Mending the Shattered Mirror. I have also received offers of
speaking engagements and critical acclaim.
This book is a must read for any therapist desiring a deeper understanding
of the horrendous consequences of boundary violations, and for
anyone—victim, family member, or friend--whose life has been touched by the devastation of abuse within a relationship of unequal power.
Analie Shepherd found herself in need of help and turned to a highly recommended psychologist in an attempt to heal from a tragedy in her life.
Within the confines of the therapeutic relationship, Analie
suffered extreme abuse: emotional, verbal and physical.
This abuse was compounded by the fact that the victim has DID,
more commonly known as multiple personalities.
Finally, able to leave the abusive relationship, Analie reached out
to TELL, an international organization whose sole purpose is to
support victims of abuse by mental health practitioners.
Contained within the pages of this memoir, is a four-year email conversation between Analie and Laurie Steiner, a retired psychiatrist
and psychoanalyst who was herself sexually abused in therapy.
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