Ready Room- Meeting with Counsellors

Posted April 18, 2019, 3:48 a.m. by Lieutenant Laraan (Counsellor) (Julia Hager)

Posted by Fleet Captain Ghubari Koraia (Captain) in Ready Room- Meeting with Counsellors

Posted by Lieutenant Laraan (Counsellor) in Ready Room- Meeting with Counsellors

Posted by Lieutenant Junior Grade Janna Kingston (Assistant Counsellor) in Ready Room- Meeting with Counsellors

Posted by Lieutenant Laraan (Counsellor) in Ready Room- Meeting with Counsellors

Posted by Fleet Captain Ghubari Koraia (Captain) in Ready Room- Meeting with Counsellors

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Ghubari nodded slightly, even as her eyes were shifting and the facial expressions changed with her pondering thoughts. “So, bear with me here while I try to really understand how this works. The person, the… patient, puts on the device and they… relive their experience? Or is the experience is projected externally? Like, how would you and Janna monitor and guide this process?”

Fl. Captain Koraia, CO

Laraan nodded. “Yes they relieve the experience and the counselor can see what the patient sees as well. The device takes the memories from the patient and projects them holographically. Of course that means that sometimes they are not exactly what happened, but how the patient perceived and remembers it. The counselor wears the paired device and can decide how to counsel the patient through it. Either by changing the course of events, or by appearing in the holoprojection herself and counseling the patient through the experience. I usually did the second one, it depends on what the patient prefers. Some also simply want to relive it with the counselor watching, so that afterwards they can talk with the counselor about it and finally put it to rest.” she explained.

  • Laraan, CNS

Janna had leaned forward, listening with rapt curiosity. It was a very interesting option and played along her own preferences of tackling the difficult experiences as a separate entity but one connected deeply to the patient. “Is it safe? I mean, obviously it is for Heleen, but what are the possible risks and side effects on other species. We have an incredibly diverse crew and while I am all for testing this out, I want to make sure our patients can give true informed consent.”

~Janna Kingston, ACNS

“It’s absolutely safe, we’ve traded this technology with a few other species already. I’m happy to explain the medical process behind it if you like, it even works with Betazoids, though for them it’s somewhat superfluous.” she said.

  • Laraan, CNS

Ghubari nodded. “Alright. I’ll give my permission for you to add this technique to your processes if your patients are willing. If they have all the information and agree, I see no reason to not proceed. Just, keep me informed on the situation. PTSD is a rather insidious condition for active duty personnel and we can’t guarantee our next assignment will be… easier. Make sure anyone who flags with potential symptoms gets at least an evaluation and if they refuse or it is serious enough to affect their ability to be on duty, make sure to notify their department head.”

Fl. Captain Koraia, CO

Laraan nodded. “Yes Captain. One thing though… just how are we supposed to convince some very resistant crewmembers to even have an evaluation?” she asked.

  • Laraan, CNS
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