November 16th, 2012

Unaware psychologist poses danger to targets of workplace bullying

WAFF-TV, HUNTSVILLE, AL, Nov. 15, 2012

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The report included utterings of Huntsville psychologist, Roger Rinn who said “My concern would be that calling people bullies requires somebody to be a victims” Rinn said bullies are actually the ones with the real problems. Rinn said people allow themselves to become victims. Like Susan, they don’t stand up and say, “stop.” “Some people just need to toughen up and talk back.” He went on to comment about the illegality of bullying which is simply not the truth. Simply ignorant in that he discounted bullied targets.

Here’s what some patients of Dr. Rinn wrote about his skill level.

“Unethical in his practice. Presently working with a team to file complaint with the American Psychological Association for his unethical behavior and causing harm to a client and child.”

“Doesn’t care to much about whats going on or everything that leads to the situation. Very short doesn’t really get the facts straight had to go to someone else to get the facts. Side with women everytime in court cases. He doesn’t really care about the children very one sided individual. Would take my kids there ever again. Not family friendly waiting room is small like a jail cell. Not child friendly at all. During our court case he might a have talk to my children 30 minute in a year long court case. I believe that he doesn’t care what is right just that the children belong with the mother only. Men don’t waste your time or money with this Doctor. You could be a great father and he will still side with mother in a court case. He will say he is on your side but he not.”


Shoddy reporting in TV segment, too, that cites “One study reveals 35 percent of all working Americans claim they’ve been a victim of bullying. That’s an estimated 53.5 million people.” Well, that is the WBI 2010 National Survey. Lazy reporter.


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