Tuesday, January 30, 2007
New Treatment for Bulimia
Drudge links to an article describing a new treatment for bulimia:
An Australian psychologist charged with indecently assaulting a patient told a court on Tuesday that forcing his female patient to wear a dog collar and call him master was within a psychologist's ethical guidelines.
Psychologist Bruce Beaton, 64, pleaded not guilty in the Western Australia District Court to four charges of indecently assaulting a 22-year-old woman in 2005, local media reported.
Beaton told the court he resorted to master-servant treatment with his bulimic patient because other methods had failed. He said he thought forcing the woman to wear a dog collar and call him master would build a more trusting relationship.
"I am not saying it would be all right if I hit her. I did not hit her," he said. The trial continues.
Interesting treatment. I guess it's good the psychologist didn't hit his patient. However, this is not a legitimate treatment and hopefully the psychologist will be convicted.