Saturday, December 15, 2007

Dear Dr. Koplewicz

Dear Dr. Harold S. Koplewicz,

This letter is being sent to you in an effort to add my voice to the many voices who are outraged by your recent ads called "Ransom Notes", by the NYU Child Study Center.

I, as well as many others, are asking that you reconsider how everyone that is targeted by this campaign will be negatively affected by it, as well as to how such views that were expressed in this campaign have negatively affected society throughout the years.

I understand that you and others within the mental health professional community have often not been required to be responsible for your actions. I also understand this naivete has further impeded your developmental progress as a person. However, your behavior in this campaign has been recognized by many who are often very negatively affected by the societal views that the expressions made by this campaign are promoting, and we are not willing to be accepting of this inappropriate behavior.

We have been made aware that you were not aware of who we are and how we feel. Such awareness starts by you being willing to listen. Your profession often creates many pathological problems for doctors such as yourself who are given the license to practice in the name of therapeutic intervention, without being required to answer to those whom you profit from, and whose lives are affected by your inappropriate behavior.

We are willing to be a part of your education and rehabilitation. The first step requires that you acknowledge that you are in need of our services. Unfortunately, because of the severe problems associated with your recent behavior, we must require that you be willing to take immediate action to make reparations to all you have harmed in whatever ways you can (we will direct you as to how you can do that), and be willing to acknowledge from now on how behavior such as this is not acceptable.

We look forward to your immediate and complete compliance to our direction in this matter.



At 12:08 PM , Blogger abfh said...

The start of a 12-step program for Koplewicz to overcome his addiction to irresponsible power-wielding?


At 2:49 PM , Blogger Sharon said...

This is excellent.

I can imagine such a speech is used by the very same docs regularly.

At 3:44 PM , Anonymous Mum is Thinking said...

That's a really good letter, Ed. I hope you hear something back, though I bet they're getting so many they won't be able to answer them all soon ;)

I wish they would listen...

At 3:48 PM , Blogger Ed said...

:) yeah, well he's got to start somewhere. And just in case I failed to mention it, his behavior is inappropriate.

You know, I think you're right. I thought that maybe I had heard those words somewhere before.:)

At 3:53 PM , Blogger Ed said...

Mum Is Thinking,
That's great! Maybe they will be overwhelmed with somehow trying to deal with all we are sending them instead of being overwhelmed by all the effort they have been wasting trying to avoid listening to what we have to say.

At 12:53 AM , Blogger Casdok said...

Well said!

At 7:15 AM , Blogger Ed said...

Thanks CASDOK.


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