^But as I said, she's not a first
contact specialist. She deals with any interspecies contact or diplomacy, whether it's with a new species or an established one. Again, "contact specialist" is my term for the non-counseling part of Deanna Troi's responsibilities. I was referring to Deanna as a counselor and contact specialist in my books well before I created T'Ryssa Chen. Trys's job is Deanna's job minus the psychology and Betazoid senses.