This is a psychology forum on the Student Doctor Network. The discussion was not an unreasonable bash. Nor is it in anyway unprofessional. Putting blinders on, plugging your ears, and screaming "Nah, nah, nah" is not professional behavior. You think these issues aren't discussed professionally? Seriously? The purpose had nothing to do with taunting nor anything to do with deriding a topic or membership. Reasonable discourse should not be discouraged. I understand the moderator who closed this is a pharmacy student and probably has very little understanding of the issues currently face mental health. Among them are incompetence, use of unsupported treatment modalities, insurance reimbursement, mental health parity (recently passed bill), and so on. A major shift in the last decade has been the extensive lobbying efforts of social work to expand their scopes of practice. Given the expansion is into domains that have in the past been doctoral level, I think it's reasonable to discuss the hazards of that. The topic posed was an innocent question. My response is what I believe, I think it is logical, and it is not a bash.This is the MSW/LCSW forum. It is inappropriate and unprofessional to bash other professions. In addition, on SDN it is a TOS violationlease note that this also includes the posting of taunts on a forum solely for the purpose of deriding that forum's topic and/or members.
I am saddened that someone felt the need to complain rather than offer up empirical evidence or a reasonable debate to what was on the table.
to the pharmacist mod: Would you be irritated if pharmacy technicians or random folks with bachelors degrees were allowed to act as pharmacists?