|Lecture: Randomity and Effort|
|Ron the Psychiatrist|
Hubbard lectures on auditing psychotic people and necessary precautions. Says the Rorschach shows up incipient psychotics.
So, as a professional auditor you had better work in liaison with a medical doctor constantly who knows what you are doing, and if you want to take on some patient, he should have a medical examination first.
If someone came to me wanting to be audited through to a release, I would say, “All right, go down and see so-and-so and get a medical examination,” and I would also have a setup whereby he gets a Rorschach and other tests.
Equip yourself with facilities so that these tests can be given. Play it safe, because when you are dealing with aberrated human beings, as any field of mental science has learned in the past, you are dealing with loops, which can cause you a great deal of trouble one way or the other.
It has not been too long a series but it has been our experience in Dianetics that a Rorschach will show up an incipient psychotic, and when it does so, you should take precautions on the matter.
These are some of the things you face. Someone comes in, he is apparently okay. Go ahead and treat him. But you had better have some liaison to fall back on if the going gets rough, because you may have to park him someplace. He may have had many breaks, and he might even have come to see you because he felt one coming on.
But, remember this: If you keep the Code, if you keep him squared around and you do what you are supposed to do with Dianetics, your chances of anything like this happening are practically zero. The only traces I have of this come from very bad auditing plus a great deal of trouble and disturbance in the patient’s environment. These two factors combined can mean dynamite.
— L. Ron Hubbard
Lecture 20 September 1951: Randomity and Effort
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