Quick Exit

Dr Parsonson will provide an overview of the use of Aversion Therapy (including chemical and electrical aversive stimuli), Operant Punishment and Electroconvulsive Therapy in standard clinical practice. He will also present an analysis that he has undertaken on the treatment of 11 child and adolescent patients at Lake Alice and his opinion on the inconsistencies between the procedures that these patients were subjected to and the treatment standards at the time for the use of Aversion Therapy, Operant Punishment and ECT. 

Witness statement of Barry Parsonson for Lake Alice Child and Adolescent Unit hearing

PDF, 16 MB

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