Our expert says:
No, he was probably not a predator, though some such do exist, but perhaps naive and not as fully trained as would have been useful. If as you say he is considered eminent in other ways, that can actually be a disadvantage in making it harder for us to spot one's own naivety.
I wish I could say I have no pathology whatever ! It can be a problem, especialy in some forms of therapy, that one may become so involved in the process, a new terminology, and all the fascinating theories, etc., that one may not notice whether one truly needs it, or may no longer ned it.
Some have said that the purpose of therapy with complex theories is to keep both paient and therapis suitably entertained and engrossed while the individual gets better from natural causes.
I think I met Glen Gabbard once or twice, and he seemed a sensible chap. Yes, this episode seems to fit his model as you describe it. Predators almost by definition violate repeatedly, and those boundary violations become more of the focus of their activity than the therapy itself.
It sounds as though you have researched and read in the area very effectively. Sadly, in a way, you seem to hav a far better understanding of the problem and its basis than did your therapist at that time.
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