the Money in our world is one of universal intermediaries in many areas. They are firmly embedded in our lives as the equivalent of the cost of goods and services. In the relationship of psychologist and client money has several functions. br>
the first Function. Payment of professional services.
This is the most obvious feature. The psychologist is, in fact, an employee, providing the employer (the client) certain services. Accordingly, the money the customer pays for is the salary of the psychologist which he lives. Not always obvious is the fact that is not paid results. Paid the fact of provision of services. As a result, equally depends on the psychologist and client to ensure the client nobody can. To guarantee you only quality services, and how to use them – the responsibility of the customer. br>
the Function of the second. Payment for time. the
Customer pays for the time the therapist. Standard psychological consultation is 50-60 minutes. At this time the psychologist is not distracted by their needs beyond the consultation, and their life difficulties, the other customers. This time belongs to the client. Even if he was late or did not come. The delay and lack of customer does not cancel the payment (if not stated beforehand in the contract). And here I come to the third function,
the Function of the third. Payment resistance. the
Resistance is always a long-term relationship between a psychologist and client. It may not occur if a one-time consultation or short-term work. But if a client comes to a psychologist for long-term therapy or long term counselling, resistance will arise. We are so constituted that always resist change because even the most uncomfortable but familiar situation, somehow know what we are adapted to it. But a new, even more comfortable – no. At this point often begin to encounter uncomfortable emotions: anxiety, fear, shame, guilt, etc. I Want to go back, to leave everything as is. The temptation is to walk away from the relationship leading to who knows what. This is the resistance. It may appear in different ways: in the form of regular tardiness, unwillingness to share with the psychologist is important in admissions. Thus it would seem that everything is logical, justified, for of late there are quite objective reasons. In this difficult and important point money can become the support for the customer, motivating a choice to make: to go to the next meeting with a psychologist paying the money and get from this meeting that it is important or not to go, and gain nothing, while paying the same money, but without falling into guilt about this.
the Function of the fourth. Payment relationships.
it Happens that the client feels for the therapist gratitude, even love. And then there is a trap that is very easy to get tempted to pay for the services of a psychologist relationship. The client is paying the psychologist their relationships, will try to build cooperation so that the psychologist was nice and comfortable. It will avoid acute and complicated for the psychologist which to hide and suppress their aggression, disgust, fear, etc., if they relate to the psychologist. And then the client, instead of to grow begins to please this sweet, kind, considerate and wonderful person, who regularly listen to him, respect what he says, make every effort to maintain... the Client forgets that the psychologist – client, not client to a psychologist. The client is not obliged to like a psychologist. In the process, there are different situations that cause difficult feelings with a psychologist, including tense, hard. To sustain these feelings, deal with them and be able to use them is an important part of the work of the psychologist. And this is the part of the customer also pays money. If not, you will pay relationship and ignoring their needs in favor of the needs of the psychologist.