Career Perspectives

Setting Fees: The Conscious and Unconscious Meanings of Money


  • Marilyn Lewis Lanza DNSC, ARNP, CS, FAAN

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    1. Nurse psychotherapist in private practice, Windham, NH; Associate Chief, Nursing Service for Research, Edith Nourse Rogers Memorial Veterans Hospital, Bedford, MA; and Associate Professor, Department of Psychiatry, Boston University School of Medicine, and Epidemiology and Biostatistics, at Boston University, School of Public Health.
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Career Perspectives discusses alternative careers for psychiatric nurses in a variety of settings such as managed care, forensic nursing, and critical debriefing. This column explores concepts and topics that will assist advanced practice psychiatric nurses build their practice with ease and confidence.

In this issue, Dr. Lanza discusses the conscious and unconscious psychodynamic issues surrounding money and setting fees for clients that reflect an understanding of the emotional meaning of money for both the therapist and the client.