fifty-minute hour

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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In his concluding chapter, while not asking for the return of the fifty-minute hour, Floersch, seems to call for the return of ego psychology or of "clinical" case management as a means of bringing "a theory of the self back into management work.