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Why the Media Portrayal of Therapists Is Problematic

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For better or for worse, media plays a crucial role in just about every aspect of our culture. From what we eat to how we vote, media has the capacity to both positively and negatively influence our decision making.

Because of this, the portrayal of therapy and therapists in media is something that deserves some scrutiny. Far too often therapists are depicted as almost caricatures of actual professionals.

Let’s be honest, conflict makes for good television and therefore it makes sense that unethical immoral therapists and therapy make for intriguing viewing.

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