how you been liking it? I suppose your job is more stressful than being a psychologist, perhaps dealing more with child abuse and that sort of thing, right? Or do you do psychotherapy as well?I`ve been a psychiatric social worker for just about 23 years.
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Today, one of the psych patients I work with on a locked unit looked into my eyes and told me lovingly that I reminded him of his sister. The sister he killed after he raped her. FML
Oh no! It gives me more reason to not want to be a therapist! Ack...I can't help but today I came across something that influenced my thoughts on getting into that sort of thing. From fmylife.com where people anonymously post unpleasant things that (supposedly) happened to them:
I am working as a social worker since a few years. I work with children at an institution where they live for several months at at time and I find it rewarding getting to know the clients really well and be there for them. I am passionate about helping them and I find I can empathize at a deep level. Yes the deep relationships are difficult to handle emotionally at times but I have learned a lot over time.I'm currently studying at uni to be a social worker. I think i could succeed in the field but i HATE university with a passion.
I imagine that any career in social work or psychology would as you say be difficult to handle emotionally. BUT, Perhaps if you're fortunate enough to become involved in an area that you are particularly passionate about than it may spur your empathy on into positive ambition...? wouldn't that be lovely!
Well, my role is one of a team member on an interdisciplinary Team. It has been a great job.how you been liking it? I suppose your job is more stressful than being a psychologist, perhaps dealing more with child abuse and that sort of thing, right? Or do you do psychotherapy as well?
yes I would work as part of a team...can't imagine having to deal with intense situations as you described by myself.Well, my role is one of a team member on an interdisciplinary Team. It has been a great job.
I do not provide psychotherapy except for the *professionals* that come into my office to take a load off their feet for 10 minutes or so, to rest.
Now, about you -- go to this link. It's loaded w/jobs you can check out. About the sensitivity that you described you have -- my first death I had to handle and notify the family about, my hands shook. Their son had choked on a large piece of chicken in a sandwich. His mother was so upset when I told her. It was tragic news I had to deliver but sometimes you can find the kindness within your INFPness to connect with someone and ease their pain just a little. Use the gifts you were born with, that are a part of your personality, to help another.