Monday, February 05, 2007

Haggard Redux

So now Ted Haggard and his wife Gayle are moving to either Iowa or Missouri and are planning to study for Masters degrees in psychology so they can help others. They apparently are planning a largely on-line curriculum. I worry that they are studying to start some sort of ex-gay thing, and also someone who is as capable as Haggard of duplicity and living a double life ought, IMHO, to opt for a program with as much face-to-face time and supervision as possible to maximize his learning and minimize his denial. I think studying psychology in a decent program with high-quality involved faculty could be good for them both, but I suspect that's not what they are going for. Call me picky, but simply destroying one's life and completing a distance learning program would not be credentials of choice for a therapist. Just saying.