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What does it mean to be a professional therapist? This paper explores some of the personal and cultural pressures that influence how we see ourselves as professional therapists. It then explores how these pressures impact upon our capacity to protect children and ourselves.
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Carol Boland, Clinical Team Manager, Northern Sydney Child Protection Service. Carol also lectures in Child and Family Therapy in the Masters and Doctoral Programs at Macquarie University. An earlier version of this paper was presented as an invited plenary at the Annual Family Therapy Conference in Hobart, 2007.