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A question - possible trigger

Posted by daisym on June 9, 2005, at 0:22:21

I asked this question in Open tonight and got mixed responses.

I have a friend whose daughter tried to commit suicide a few months ago. The daughter is 18. I saw her yesterday and asked how things were. She said, "we don't like the new therapist." I asked what happened to the old one and she said that they were told that her daughter couldn't have her old therapist "back" because she'd made an attempt, it was the consequence of this. I know their health insurance is a self-contained HMO system, but I was really surprised by this.

So I asked about this in therapy today. My therapist was outraged and said he felt it bordered on malpractice. He said they must have this rule for liability reasons. Of course, then we had to talk about why I was asking...

But I'm curious. Has anyone else had experiences like this or know of this happening? It doesn't seem wise to me, but I guess I could see it as a therapist's defense against being manipulated by threats of suicide.




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