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5 days 15 hours ago - 5 days 15 hours ago #66643 by Schol-R-LEA
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Here's a question: should the psychiatric staff be on the 'Administration' page (as 'Counselors', where it is now) or under the Medical staff on the 'Staff' page (which I just mistakenly added, as I couldn't find it earlier and misinterpreted 'counselor' to mean 'faculty advisor')? While it seems reasonable in either location, I think having it as a sub-section of Medical - or at least cross-referenced with it - makes more sense.

I haven't rolled back my existing changes yet, as I wanted to see what others felt was the best choice.

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5 days 14 hours ago #66644 by null0trooper
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Schol-R-LEA wrote: Here's a question: should the psychiatric staff be on the 'Administration' page (as 'Counselors', where it is now) or under the Medical staff on the 'Staff' page (which I just mistakenly added, as I couldn't find it earlier and misinterpreted 'counselor' to mean 'faculty advisor')? While it seems reasonable in either location, I think having it as a sub-section of Medical - or at least cross-referenced with it - makes more sense.


IIRC, high school guidance counselors often have training in social work and counseling.

In the US, Psychiatrists are Medical Doctors whereas Psychologists often go for a PhD. (Joreymay might know of people with both degrees) However, the fields intersect, so I think they'd be hired as Medical Staff even while some also have faculty advisor duties.

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5 days 9 hours ago #66651 by Sir Lee
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Gray area there, because of the ambiguous usage of the word "counselor."
Sometimes it's used in the sense of "academic advisor," which may be just someone in the faculty or staff taking the additional role of helping students navigate the school bureaucracy.
Other times it's used in the sense of "psychological counseling." Those may run the gamut from social workers to clinical psychologists to medical doctors specializing in psychiatry.
To make it more confusing, we have people at Whateley who fit both meanings of "counselor." Dr. Bellows is a notorious case.

What I would suggest is to concentrate on the "psychological counseling" aspect, which would put it more or less(*) in the medical area.

Having a section dedicated to "academic advisors" under "administrative" does not make a lot of sense, since it's doubtful that there is anybody whose main job is "academic advisor to students"


(*)ask a hundred mental-health specialists if their job fits under the umbrella of medical professions, and you get two hundred answers

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