Some readers offended by its reference to high rates of mental illness among incarcerated people to attract psychologists
Psychologists who work for the bureau that runs federal prisons in the US can treat incarcerated people with every mental illness imaginable, according to an employment ad that stirred controversy on social media, reports The Guardian.
The ad, bought by the US Bureau of Prisons (BOP) on Facebook as part of a broader campaign, asks readers to flip to any page in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, a standard US text.
“Whatever disorder you land on, you’ll find it here,” says a quote on the ad, which is attributed to a BOP psychologist, Dr Jamila Thomas, who is based in Atlanta.
The ad, which features a picture of Thomas, also says: “The clinical diversity you find at the Federal Bureau of Prisons is far beyond private practice. See for yourself. Join us.”
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