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Re: Psychology assessment

Posted by baseball55 on September 27, 2013, at 22:22:16

In reply to Re: Psychology assessment, posted by alexandra_k on September 27, 2013, at 0:22:49

I think it is not true that they don't think of you at all outside of sessions. They do need to let you go to some degree so they can lead their own lives. But when I've been in real distress, my p-doc has been on the phone calling my husband, calling me, calling hospitals. My SW said she worried so much about me that her peer-supervsion group recommended she refer me out.

So they do care, do worry, do think about you outside of sessions. It's only if you become too much for them to handle that they will reject you and refer you. I have friends who are therapists and they tell me that they can only handle one or two patients at a time who are suicidal and emotionally draining. Not because they don't care, but because they care too much and need to limit the emotional involvement to a level consistent with having a life of their own.

I think you should tell the T about the overpass, but, unless you are actively suicidal, should convey that this is not an immediate threat but just something that passed through you mind and that you would like help in coping with. Don't be dishonest. Don't withhold information. But test the waters if you are actively suicidal.

If you are, ask to be sent to inpatient care, so they can relax and not worry about you. Taking on an actively suicidal patient is a huge commitment for a therapist.




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