January 26, 2010

Random Thoughts, Again.

I tend to think these random post posts are more my style, for now. There's so much going on, and I'm so busy, that I just can't sit down and really delve into a post. I don't think I ever have, actually. Huh, interesting to get out on the screen, to admit that. Anyways, here's some random thoughts from the past little while.

  • I'm disappointed that I won't get the group experience that I wanted out of this internship. I did get one opportunity to co-facilitate, and am having another opportunity to observe, but the co-facilitation was weird and rushed, and the observation is just that, observing. Bleh.
  • I love the variety of clients that I have. I want to work in private practice one day, and am concerned that I won't get the same range of clients. Is private practice the realm of the "worried well"?
  • Some people may have noticed that I'm reading Irvin Yalom's The Gift of Therapy, listed on my sidebar. I just finished it the other day, and I can honestly say it will be a reference book for the future. So much wisdom and so much heart. It is what therapy is about, IMO. I love it and recommend it.
  • I am reading currently about symptom coherence, the idea that each symptom that we want to get rid of has a coherent reason for existing, and our job is to find that reason and bring it to light. It's not a new idea, but it really speaks to some previous ideas that I had about life. I think Satir had some similar ideas...

Ok, that's it for now. I'm off to do some reading and maybe relax in preparation for tomorrow. I have a full day ahead of me. :)


1 comment:

spldbch said...

I wouldn't worry too much about not getting a sufficient variety of clients in private practice. Every person is different in so many ways. Even two people with the same problem often present differently and might need different interventions. There will be enough variety to challenge you and keep you on your toes. You will, however, be less likely to get the more severely mentally ill people.

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