Hey there! I am not sure how welcome I will be here as I am finishing up medical school with a leaning to go into Psychiatry. I would most likely specialize in in-patient treatment of schizophrenia and other crippling diseases of that nature. I do believe in viewing the person as a person with a disease and not a disease who has a person. (not sure if that made sense)
Of course I have a fascination with cults and have reearched a variety of them when I stumbled across Scientology. I learned about the cult through Operation Clambake website and then fanned out from there. I have been reading and studying about this philosophy purely as an outsider and from websites (mostly anti Scnt) and have read Bare Faced Messiah. On and off I've studied about Scn for two years and stumbled across this board a year ago. I've been a lurker but finally decided I would "out" myself and see how I swim in this pool.
I am here to learn and maybe even try to understand how to help others who've been hurt by the practices of Scientology. I've even thought of maybe focusing therapy on people who've left cults and are trying to get their feet under them. My reservation would be worrying about the "Church's" fair game policy and having frivilous lawsuits brought against me whenever I treat a person leaving the Church. The records I've read (Lisa McPherson case) would indicate the Church thinks nothing of destroying a physician's life just to protect their image.
So, am I welcome here? Or should I quietly step away and return to lurkersville? :D