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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Based upon the author's experience with White, African American, and Hispanic male clients from rural and urban areas, Kiselica suggested that the "fifty-minute hour" might be too short or too long a time period.
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." He does not, however, articulate how a case manager's psychodynamic understanding will translate into well medicated, and well mannered, consumers, who spend their money wisely.
We're going to take some money, we're going to give it to, largely, white, anglo-saxon protestant Eurocanadian therapists, and they're going to visit with these people for 20 or so fifty-minute hours, after which time they're going to be cured." Isn't it interesting that they're going to transfer white people's money from one pocket to another pocket and call this transfer 'money spent on Indian People?'