Ready Room- Meeting with Counsellors

Posted May 13, 2019, 4:24 p.m. by Lieutenant Junior Grade Janna Kingston (Assistant Counsellor) (Lindsay Bayes)

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

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 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

Ghubari was actually surprised, and amused. “Why Laraan, surely every counsellor is prepared to play hardball when it comes to necessary evaluations,” she said with a gleam in her pale amber eyes. “I’ll help you out though and distribute a memo to all the department heads to brief their teams about the possibility of Counselling doing
assessments in the aftermath of our last mission. How you convince people you identify, well, that’s up to you, but I’ve rarely met a strong therapist not willing to take someone off duty until they complied, and few officers would suffer such an embarrassment. What I can’t guarantee you is their cooperation in sessions. That’ll be up to you,” she said, glancing between Laraan and Janna.

Fl. Captain Koraia, CO

Laraan nodded. “Well, I guess I’ll start with the greatest challenge then. I can’t let him evade me forever.” she said omniously.

  • Laraan, CNS

Janna smirked. “Oh, I have ways,” she said with a slow nod. She looked at Laraan. “We can go through the list and see who’s overdue and divide and conquer from there.”

Shifting her attention to Ghubari for a moment, Kingston took a moment to take in the woman. She hadn’t interacted much with the captain thus far, but there if there was anything that was generally true about commanding officers, it’s that all have a distinct presence and Ghubari Koraia’s was strong. Even intimidating. But in this moment here with Laraan there was nothing but the sense that Ghubari was engaged with members of her team. For the moment, Janna just filed that observation away. “I do think that we need some morale boosting activities. The promotions party was good, but not everyone does well in those situations. Having some regular outlets or at least reminding people that having an outlet that is productive is a good idea would be useful.”

~Janna Kingston, ACNS


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