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Clinician's Quandary invites your take on how you'd handle tricky scenarios in practice! On the first Tuesday of every month, we'll pose a new Quandary and collect responses. Top answers from the previous month will be posted that same day and shared with your colleagues worldwide. See below for submission details.

This month's Quandary:

I’m a new therapist and my client Sandra has been struggling with depression for many years. A psychiatrist has prescribed her an antidepressant, but she’s told me she doesn’t like the “idea” of meds and doesn’t take them regularly. In my opinion, the medication could help, but I’m not sure how best to explore the issue with her—or if I should bring it up at all. The problem is that the psychiatrist only checks in her briefly every couple of months, and doesn’t seem all that engaged in her treatment. What should I do?

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  • Send your response in 300 words or less to info@psychnetworker.org. Include "Clinician's Quandary Submission" in the subject line.* Include your name and country, city, or state.
  • Please provide detail in your response that paints a picture of what your solution looks like in practice. Don't be afraid to get creative!
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Topic: Professional Development

Tags: case study | Personal & Professional Development | Professional Development | Clinician's Quandary

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Saturday, June 16, 2018 4:32:58 PM | posted by David Stewart
I am glad to see this feature added to the otherwise very comprehensive array of articles and resources for the clinican's on-going clinical development. What I have often wondered is why there has not been a regular feature focusing on clinical supervision. The consultation section does not really use that kind of lens. Thanks for this, keep it up. David Stewart, Victoria, BC, Canada