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Unread January 14th, 2005, 10:56 PM
Micah Perkins Micah Perkins is offline
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Default Re: Client vs. Patient

I also prefer the term client rather than patient. I agree with others that the term client insinuates a more colaborative relationship. It also helps me keep in mind who I work for. I agree that the therapist is (hopefully) more knowlegable about psychological matters than the client. But, the client is the one who is ultimately responsible for taking that knowlege and applying it to his/her life. The term patient implies, to me, someone sitting around waiting for 'the cure', rather than an active partnership. In the end, I dont think it really matters. Just as long as we treat our clients/ patients with respect, share our knowlege, and encourage them to actively work to 'cure' themselves.

Micah
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