Gold Meritorious Patron
Luckily, a session is not a court of law.
The goal is not to convict a person based on the validity of their testimony in session. Instead, the goal is to find areas of distress that the person is interested in discussing, and then help them alleviate connected symptoms of stress, trace them back to an origin, where possible, and eliminate the response and conditioning that can lead to future stress.
I don't object to this sort of use outside of a coercive environment (like that created by Scientology).
Yes if Scn had kept things honest then they wouldn't be in the hole they are today but of course they would have never made all the money either. It's the lies that are the problem not whatever truth there may be and that's why we're even having this discussion at all.