I am seeking some advice regarding a situation in the walk-in psychiatric clinic where I work as a therapist. I work in conjunction with a part time psychiatrist. Here is the situation, over one year ago a young woman [21yrs old] came into the clinic for major depression and anxiety. I was
her therapist for 7 one hour sessions every 2 weeks. She frequently cried during sessions but refused to discuss what was bothering her. We were not making any progress and she declined group therapy so I terminated therapy after the 7 sessions. At that point she meet with her psychiatrist once a month for meds and so on. Normally the psychiatrist would have transferred the prescriptions to a GP after a couple of check ups. However, in this case the psychiatrist continued to see this girl for almost a year and a half since her original visit. I confronted him on the matter a few months ago and he responded with an explanation about how she did not want to terminate and that she didn't have a family doctor. I am concerned that something unscrupulous may be going in this situation. Am I being overly suspicious?
[One other thing I have not mentioned is that this girl is very attractive looking and intelligent, another notable thing is that she is booked last appt of the day, however,
this may not be very significant since the clinic is very public and is located within a general hospital. Any opinions? Should I confront him again or stay out of it, I don't want to put our friendship on the line.
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