Today my field instructor threw me into the water and said, "Swim!"
I may have done something that more closely resembled dog paddling as I performed my very first one-on-one session ever. I thought this would happen differently. I thought it would begin after Spring Break. I thought I'd be able to plan ahead.
So much for thinking!
Even though "my client" arrived 45 minutes early, I was able to jot down his treatment goals and objectives before I sat down with him.
Without going into details, I think (there I go again) it went fairly well. My field instructor knows what she is doing and she knows me well enough after 8 weeks to trust me with this most important aspect of the learning experience.
I tried to relax, and guide the session, and, most of all, listen. I also prayed before I met with him, which can't hurt!
What a day. What a life. What a fabulous career choice I have made.
--Ms. T. J.
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