fifty-minute hour

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fifty-minute hour

A popular term for the time allotted by a therapist for a patient undergoing psychotherapy; the shortened face time allows the therapist a 10-minute break for taking notes, having coffee, etc.
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And either way, they charge pounds 40 for every 50-minute hour they work.
For mental-health treatment, medical insurance usually does not cover more than half the cost of psychotherapy, and psychiatrists in private practice charge $40 to $100 for a 50-minute hour.