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Re: Therapist first name basis

Posted by Catmom on January 13, 2004, at 1:23:49

In reply to Re: Therapist first name basis Karen_kay, posted by Pfinstegg on January 12, 2004, at 21:10:27

This is my first post here ever, so please be nice! I always call my therapist, who has an MD degreee, "Doctor R." (Actually I use her full name). She has, only once, called me by my first name and that, I think, was in a moment of exasperation. When she's had to call me for scheduling sessions, she asks for me by first name, although she could call me Mrs. R, Dr. T, ((I have a Ph.D) or Professor T. I don't feel that using my titles is important: I am on a first name basis with my students and they certainly are encouraged to use my first name too. BUT somehow in therapy this inegalitarian state seems OK.

I've had a couple of friends whose therapists never call them by name either.




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