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Re: therapy for mental health professionals... Penny

Posted by allisonf on August 22, 2003, at 10:00:21

In reply to Re: therapy for mental health professionals... allisonf, posted by Penny on August 20, 2003, at 8:10:23

That's so cool about your therapist being so open about her therapy experiences. And it's really wonderful that she is so supportive of your desire to be a therapist. Also, I know that part of the training for new therapists involves lots of supervision, which I think has some therapeutic benefits for the supervisee...I think there is really a lot of overlap b/t therapists being therapists and therapists being clients. My therapist is always saying that therps are constantly "running up against their issues" when they treat patients, so I am thinking that someday, if I actually become a therapist, I would probably still be in therapy just as sort of a cost of doing business, you know?!

I am confident that you could get into a social work school! True, I don't know much about your academic bkgd, but I know that you have a lot of good experience working with people, etc. I think they place a lot of importance on interviews for those kinds of schools b/c they are looking for candidates who they know will be successful working with people. Are you willing to move or are you just looking in your area? Is there a good social work school nearby (I know you just moved recently, right?)? I have been trying to decide b/t social work and a masters in counseling. I started a masters program in counseling back in 1995, but then had to drop out of the program after a few classes b/c we moved. I'm tied to my local area now, but there are some good programs of both near me, so...I'm not sure what to do.




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