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By the mid-[[24th century]], starship and [[starbase]] crews included a counselor, who was responsible for the mental well-being of the crew and civilian staff. The position was considered vital enough that it warranted inclusion in the [[senior staff]] of the Federation [[flagship]]; in that instance at least, the ship's counselor also had a diplomatic role, advising the {{dis|captain|rank}} in [[first contact]]s and other situations.
 
By the mid-[[24th century]], starship and [[starbase]] crews included a counselor, who was responsible for the mental well-being of the crew and civilian staff. The position was considered vital enough that it warranted inclusion in the [[senior staff]] of the Federation [[flagship]]; in that instance at least, the ship's counselor also had a diplomatic role, advising the {{dis|captain|rank}} in [[first contact]]s and other situations.
   
As with the [[chief medical officer]], the ship's counselor has the power to relieve other officers and crewmembers of duty if he or she feels that their patient is suffering from a condition that may hinder their ability to perform their duties effectively, including the ships captain.
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As with the [[chief medical officer]], the ship's counselor has the power to relieve other officers and crewmembers of duty if he or she feels that their patient is suffering from a condition that may hinder their ability to perform their duties effectively, including the ships campaign.
   
 
At the captain's discretion, the ship's counselor may be allowed to wear something other than their normal [[Starfleet uniform]]. This was the case with [[Deanna Troi]], the ship's counselor on the {{USS|Enterprise|NCC-1701-D|-D}}, who preferred to wear [[Casual duty attire|colorful, casual clothing]] while on duty. Troi elected to wear a standard uniform permanently after being told to do so by Captain [[Edward Jellico]]. ({{TNG|Chain of Command, Part I}})
 
At the captain's discretion, the ship's counselor may be allowed to wear something other than their normal [[Starfleet uniform]]. This was the case with [[Deanna Troi]], the ship's counselor on the {{USS|Enterprise|NCC-1701-D|-D}}, who preferred to wear [[Casual duty attire|colorful, casual clothing]] while on duty. Troi elected to wear a standard uniform permanently after being told to do so by Captain [[Edward Jellico]]. ({{TNG|Chain of Command, Part I}})
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