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In reference to the weekly column by John Rosemond, I am a retired Oregon Licensed Professional Counselor, which means I no longer practice as an LPC due to letting my license lapse.

Though I often do not agree with Mr. Rosemond's column advice, my biggest concern about him is his labeling himself a "family psychologist." In fairness, he doesn't use letters after his name such as Ph.D, which is an ethical choice. However, calling himself a "psychologist" is misleading to those who don't understand what that entails. In his biography he states that he is licensed as a family psychologist in North Carolina when in fact, after checking with the board of licensure, I discovered that he is currently a Licensed Psychological Associate in North Carolina with an MS in Community Psychology. LPA's are required to be supervised by a Licensed Psychologist for many of their clinical activities.

The fact that he considers himself a "biblical counselor" is also a concern as he clearly states his approach is not based on psychological theory, principles, or methods, but on biblical principles exclusively. Hence his disbelief in ADHD as a reality for those unfortunate to have the condition.

In lieu of this, the newspaper may want to reconsider giving space to a person who has misrepresented his credentials or, at the very least, give space to a real licensed marriage and family therapist specializing in best child rearing practices as a counterpoint.

Leslie Weatherill

Albany (April 3)

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