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bye bye t

Posted by alexandra_k on October 3, 2013, at 17:11:19

In reply to Re: Psychology assessment, posted by alexandra_k on September 29, 2013, at 22:57:47

i got offered a studio apartment in the city from mid-november! i am a little anxious since i need to pay a fee to secure it and it will take me a few days to sort that out... but i am cautiously optimistic.

i can default on the fee if i get a better offer, too. which is good, because university accommodation might come through for me or a better option might come along (starting to get a sense of the different buildings so i can make more of an informed choice. i think i might hang out down there and ask people how they like living there and what they like about it...)

(surely i have better things to be doing with my time - not)

anyway... the point being... a city residential address will place me under a different community mental health team. so... bye bye t. nice having you assess me.

she asked me what i wanted to do... turns out the assessment was about our assessing whether we would fit. now that i'm leaving she is full of 'we could have offered you x y and z'. i'm not under any illusions that these would likely come through for me if i were to stay...

she was more talky this week. we are not a Very Good fit. but things might be manageable. i feel like i need to educate her on certain things that is slightly worrying for me (like how giving a dx label is giving a dx label it is not an explanation) - but she seems to get what i'm saying in the end and (perhaps) agrees. i'd just... rather not having to explain this to someone i'm working with. i'd rather they have worked through it themself and have come to similar conclusions in virtue of the working through (c'mon people the academic field is in consensus ffs). or... if they have a different take... that they have reasons (that they think about things, in other words).

but... she got there in the end and seemed to understand. ditto wanting to read my file (which says more about the clinicians who wrote it than about me). she got it in the end.

she wanted history of drug use. of course she did. because i have a medication appointment with the doc next week (she will come). i... was honest. holy f*ck. i've been a fairly serious drug abuser from 13 until... well... if you count the perhaps 4 nights per week binge drinking in aussie (socially acceptable) ... until i moved back to NZ really. a year or two ago. and poppys and mushrooms following seasonal variation for a number of years before i left for aussie... i never really... anyway... integrated i am. yay.


perhaps... t did help me more than i ... am aware.

it feels better knowing that i'm leaving come november. new team. new peeps. so much for 'continuity of care' with the transition, though, sigh.




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