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Re: money emmanuel98

Posted by Daisym on May 16, 2009, at 15:00:21

In reply to money, posted by emmanuel98 on May 15, 2009, at 21:51:20

To add to this money discussion: Have you ever bounced a check to your therapist? :(

The thing about money is that old-school therapists are often taught that patients who are late in paying or who bounce a check or forget their payment are "acting out" - deliberately withholding in anger or resentment to the therapist. But if we really look at it, people in therapy are often overwhelmed, depressed, etc. and they are likely having trouble paying all their bills on time, remembering anything that isn't attached and scheduling time for things like depositing your paycheck. In other words - life outside the therapy room isn't going so well, so why would the business aspects inside the therapy room be any better? Yet, they make it personal.

I work with disabled infants and toddlers. It is very personal work, we are in people's homes and there are many mental health aspects to this work. And we get paid. But I contend that no one would do this work, as emotionally draining as it is, just for the money. I think therapists are in the same boat.

Good discussion.




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