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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Ideally, psychiatrists should be grateful for their 50-minute hour (vs.
Intel operates on the 50-minute hour, specifying that all meetings should end 10 minutes before the hour or half hour.
And either way, they charge pounds 40 for every 50-minute hour they work.