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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Topic: Professional Development