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A 46-year-old female asked:

Is it likely that a pyschologist dislike clients that are suicidal and they hate it when clients call when distressed between visits as they dependent?

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Dr. Linda Kondilis
Clinical Psychology 9 years experience
Crisis Plan Calls: Psychologist want you to follow your crisis plan, and often that includes reaching out (calling). We are also human and when we are helping someone in crisis we are concerned. I think you're onto to something, but my guess is that it's true concern, care, maybe anxiety...Rather than dislike. Address it in session. It's always beneficial to practice checking in w/ others (including your psych).
Dr. Brian Lynch
Family Medicine 38 years experience
Communication: If psychologist does any of those they probably aren't very good. Medical professionals are taught to always take suicidal thoughts seriously. Good policy that you can get in touch when you feel overwhelmed. Therapist do like to keep communication limited to the appointment. This serves many purposes -helps the patient become self-reliant and it manges the limited time the therapist has.

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Last updated May 20, 2016

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