[ORIGINAL POST DATE: 8/21/09 1:43 PM - Moved for visibility and continuity]
We just got off the phone with Gordon P. Harper MD, a child psychiatrist in Brookline, Massachusetts.
Dr. Harper graduated from Harvard Medical School in 1969. He did his residency at Judge Baker Children's Center in the early 1970's.
He told us flat out that he was never trained at Judge Baker to give "physicals" to children in therapy. In fact, he said, "In my Judge Baker training, we didn't even do a neurological exam on children."
Dr. Harper says he has never known of any child psychiatrist who was trained to give regular physicals exams to children in therapy. He told us he's heard of other child psychiatrists who've molested kids who have used Ayres' line about being "trained" to give physicals to kids . "It's a dodge that other child psychiatrists use who are molesting children."
Thanks for the information, Dr. Harper.