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Re: Therapists who terminate - a question Penny

Posted by judy1 on November 22, 2003, at 12:43:34

In reply to Therapists who terminate - a question, posted by Penny on November 21, 2003, at 15:13:54

as I wrote on the thread to zenn, I was terminated after a suicide attempt. the doc actually called my husband on his cell phone while he was in my room visiting me and told him he could no longer treat me. my husband was speechless. i was devastated. there were no discussions about referrals or even some time for me to work with him about my feelings of being terminated. actually this is considered unethical in CA, there must be a written notice specifying 30 days before the actual termination. i vascillate between some understanding of how my suicide would have affected him, and extreme anger at what he did and how he did it. obviously it has affected my relationship with my present team (pdoc and therp) and this is 3 years later. i do understand the fears of some on this board, but i really think that most of you with established realtionships with your therps are fine, with the exception of people who exhibit borderline behavior- SI, repeated suicide attempts, etc., we really strain our therapists. the therp I have now has a great deal of experience with borderline clients and quite honestly I don't fear her terminating me nor do I fear my shrink (male) who has repeatedly shown he will stick by me. but once scarred, I don't know how long it is to heal.
sorry this was so negative, judy




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