We had counseling (if you want to call it that) this evening- this was with the guy who counsels the drug addicts (no- difficult child doesn't do drugs). Anyway, not only is it his bragging about himself counseling the addicts that gets on our nerves, but I noticed today that although we've been talking to him about every 2 weeks for 3-4 mos., he is still asking about the court order, what is difficult child's diagnosis, what medications is he on and why are we there, every single time. Ya think this has anything to do with things not progressing? This is like IEP meetings used to be before I found this board. Today, he said he needed to get the info in his computer. Before, he had to get it written down. Really, I think he just can't stay focused. He would ask "what happened 2 years ago" and I had about 30 secs to answer that question. I mentioned a couple of times that those were questions that would take at least 1 full session to go over. Then, he said "what happens in late winter/early spring that makes difficult child manic". HELLO!!! THAT IS WHY WE ARE HERE! Then, well, he's stable now- I really don't see anything going on with him right now. It sounds like everything is pretty good until next winter/spring hits. (Maybe I should have asked him to write a letter to judge saying that.) Anyway, I said "well, I'd like to get pro-active about this and PREVENT things from happening next year." I wouldn't be so aggravated about this if we hadn't gone over the same things every session for 3 mos. And this is the guy who spilled out the best treatmant for difficult child's issues on the phone the first time I talked with him. I guess that was a sale's pitch. Geez... But you know, no matter what he says if the PO calls to get his recommendation (which I could never take serious under these circumstances), we would have to do it. SIGH..... Yep, I guess I'll be pursuing counseling with the intern or someone else. This isn't the first time that I've felt I might need a counselor to get over the counseling. LOL!! I guess I need to be assertive right off the bat and let them know that I DO EXPECT something from them.