A psychologist huntsland al, who has worked in mental health and trauma programmes for over 25 years, is among the latest in a string of Australian psychologists to speak out about sexual abuse.
In a video posted to YouTube in August, Mr al described how his own childhood sexual abuse and his own trauma were the main reasons he became a psychotherapist.
He said his father had repeatedly raped him when he was young, and was the one who first taught him how to be safe in the workplace.
“When I was a young man, I was always bullied and treated like crap by my family,” Mr al said in the video.
He said it was one of the main factors that led him to choose psychotherapy. “
The abuse that was directed at me and my father were the most destructive aspects of my childhood.”
He said it was one of the main factors that led him to choose psychotherapy.
“I know that when you work with people who are vulnerable and abused, it’s not a one-off experience,” Mr Al said.
“It’s a process that builds trust.
“In this country, we have the same kind of stigma that the abuser is always going to be there, even if it’s someone that you know.” “
Psychologist huntsland, 31, says he wants to change the way we view sexual abuse ‘Psychologists have always been very open about sexual violence. “
In this country, we have the same kind of stigma that the abuser is always going to be there, even if it’s someone that you know.”
Psychologist huntsland, 31, says he wants to change the way we view sexual abuse ‘Psychologists have always been very open about sexual violence.
‘We’ve been able to do that in a way that’s been respectful, compassionate and respectful of the people who have been affected.
‘I believe in doing something that is very bold and challenging, and I hope people will look at that.’
Dr Huntland said his experience working with survivors of sexual abuse had made him a stronger person.
“What I’ve learned is that a person who is abused is often quite different to someone who is not,” he said.
He also told the ABC he had received numerous death threats from people in the mental health profession over his recent remarks.
“That’s a terrible thing for me to hear, because I have a huge amount of respect for the profession,” he told the program.
“If someone is hurting somebody, it doesn’t mean that that person isn’t suffering, it just means that they need help.”