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Wednesday, September 2, 2009

My first client

I AM SO EXCITED. I was just given my first client at my field practicum. My research class requires that I follow a client (preferably in my field practicum) for the semester. I must develop a research tool and administer it weekly or twice weekly.

As I sat in a family/team meeting yesterday I was thinking about how much I would like to work with children. At the workday's end, my field instructor asked me if I would like to work with a child.

I am thrilled and look forward to the process.

~Ms. T. J.


  1. T.J., I'm glad to hear that your field placement is moving along nicely.  Working with your first client can be both exciting and a little scary!

  2. Thanks, Linda! And you are so right-- exciting and scary at the same time!
    ~Ms. T. J.


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