Re: Was Crusher Troi's boss?
She may fall under Beverley's staff, once she started wearing a uniform it was the medical colors. So maybe, her department was a part of Medical, but her position as Ship's Counselor put her on par with Beverly. Kind of like Operations would seem to fall under Engineering, but unless Geordi needed him, Data's position as Second Officer and Chief Science Officer put him above and on par with Geordi.
It keeps Carol Anne very close to it and away from the spectral light. It lies to her. It says things only a child can understand. It has been using her to restrain the others.
To her it simply is another child. To us it is the beast.
Now let's go get your daughter.