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Christel Woodward (woodward@fhs.csu.McMaster.CA)
Tue, 3 May 1994 14:23:59 +0500 (EST)

George Kelly had this rule that you did not call a student by their first
name until the student received his/her Ph.D.. Sometimes he'd forget and
say Chris rather than Miss. I never had a pleasure of being 'offically'
called Chris by George. Even speaking to him in hospital in Massachusetts
during his final illness, he kept up the Miss. It was a few more months
before I earned that Ph.D.
I'll never forget the day I was in the clinic and he seemed a bit
perturbed. It turned out that he needed a ride to get his car which was
being repaired. But, it would be out of role for him to make such a
request of a student. I gently inquired about what was bothering him and
gave him that ride to the auto dealership. I told him that he had made me
much more sensitive to the non-verbal cues that people emit. (George was
a past master at reading non-verbal cues.) That little aside can be
illustrated by many anecdotes about George. But, I am sure that some of his
other psychotherapy students can fill you in about that knack of his.

Chris Woodward, Ph.D.
Professor, Department of Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics
Faculty of Health Sciences
McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario Canada L8N 3Z5
Phone: (905) 525-9140 ex.22131 FAX: (905)-546-5211