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Old November 16 2012, 10:59 AM   #5
Bry_Sinclair
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Re: Ship's Counsellor or Chief Counsellor?

The role of Counsellor really could be pretty vast, depending on how you look at it. Not only is their diagnosis and treatment of emotional/psychological trauma, but understanding the mentality of others, studying the individual psychology and collective sociology of new species, which would lend itself to cultural anthropology, diplomacy and politics, which gives her many good reasons to be on the Bridge. Then there is also their role as a morale officer and we saw Troi working with the civilians from time to time as a bridge between them and Picard.

With all that going on, wouldn't it make sense for her to supervise two or three other counsellor's for when she was busy with other duties, so that they can tend to patients in her absence?
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