Being a registered clinical psychologist myself, I'm very interested in the letter. It certainly is more even-handed and cautiously worded than the "work" by another ex-JW psychologist Jerry Bergman (aka Havor Montague) who made some astonishingly simplistic claims about the Watchtower causing mental illness. Given "this" is the internet, you'll have to forgive my wondering about the source of this letter. Is this the first time the letter has "surfaced" (i.e., has it been publicized elsewhere?) If so, why has it taken nearly 20 years to come to light? Given that the letter writer comes from California, I supposes it's not surprising that he had such a large caseload of JWs - although his stating he had a current caseload of 200 sounds unbelievable (in New Zealand, the Psychologist Board would be most interested in how safe a practice is where the case load is so large). Each psychologist is expected to hve a safely manageable caseload. At best, he would have been only able to see each of his clients less than once a month (for therapy, ongoing assessemt of mood and risk). Safe practice would limit the number he could see each week to about 20 (unless he counts each family member as clients so if he works with one family of six, say, he counts them all as clients).
Any way, any further information on this letter would be appreciated. We live in an age of very sophisticated forgeries and the lack of background explanaion for its late emergence stands out.