Saturday, June 25, 2005

trainee

It had been a bitter sweet experience for the past few months as a trainee psychologist. Car crash, house break in and medical scares just sort of top it off further.

If you ask me how is it like being a trainee psychologist, i have to say i enjoyed working with all my clients. yes, even the tough ones (i think one teacher hates me now!). When they cry, you want to cry with them..when u found out that their performance IQ is above average, you laugh and u cheer. When a client said she felt alot better since she started treatment, you jump for joy..when they come in to a session and say this week isnt as good as they hoped, you take a deep breath and be ready to jus back track the sessions a little.

It is not all rosy though. I lost count of the number of times my tongue slipped and i said something that i shouldnt have (AND I knew it at that moment!!!). I did not forget the times when a parent wanted me to side with them against the teacher (!?!?!) or perhaps the client who tried to overstep boundaries by asking me personal information.

OH! did i forget to mention the amount of paperwork i found myself buried into? Reports, case files, session notes, records of phone calls, summaries of meetings, supervision notes..etc etc just to name a few.

I went through weeks when i think.. CRAP i make a horrible therapist.. my poor clients.. I still think that way though.

Your heart warmth as u see the session progresses. U get connected and attached to your clients, at the same time, u want them to be out of here... to embrace the tough world again. Yes, i still standby my belief that u dont hv to stay with your clients forever.

Juggling between course work and seeing clients isnt always easy. You feel bad when a client noticed that u r tired.. and even though u want to dedicate more time to them, u cant...coz u r only human.

One more practical thing i learned- U can have many kind of homemade sandwiches and salads for lunch.

11 comments:

Benji said...

glad u're enjoying all this.. take care darling..

Thoughts said...

or in some cases, different flavours of cup noodles.:)

Ruthie said...

in my case, how to cook different things in a microwave oven
including pasta, soup, and curry

armand said...

and can soups for breakfast! :)

Ruthie said...

what breakfast?

these couple of weeks, breakfast is at 6pm
ha ha!

daphne said...

i feel old..

waking up at 7am pretty much everyday except during weekends.

i do agree with the different flavours of cup noodles.... there is a hot water dispenser in the clinic but no microwave oven!

Benji said...

hey!! U feel old.. what does that make me?! I got my cook to settle my dinner these days..

Ruthie said...

I've been having a chef to cook all my meals for the past 2 years!

Thoughts said...

that's fine. i have a maid

Thoughts said...

u will prob appreciate the microwave oven we have at UQ better than I do I think. :)

daphne said...

yes.. i will appreciate a microwave oven in murdoch.. =(

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