Date: Tue, 28 May 1996 13:15:58 -0500 From: Silke Van Ness Subject: Re: Client My understanding is that one needs an M.D. degree to be allowed to use the term patient. A psychiatrist has patients or has that been changed to client now? -- Silke Van Ness Germanic & Slavic Languages and Literatures University at Albany, SUNY HU 216 Albany, NY 12222 E-mail: sv478[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE] Ph: (518)442-4122 Fax:(5l8)442-4217 On Tue, 28 May 1996, Wayne Glowka wrote: > "Client" is also the term used by psychological counselors for the people > that come to see them for professional help. Use of the word seems to be > an attempt to be non-judgmental about people with different kinds of > psychological needs. Counselors want people in general to know that one > may seek counseling without having a serious disorder or problem. Ideally, > the services they provide can be summarized in counseling terms as > "personal development." > > > > > > > Wayne Glowka > Professor of English > Director of Research and Graduate Student Services > Georgia College > Milledgeville, GA 31061 > 912-453-4222 > wglowka[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE] >