February 5, 2017
Don’t worry, this is not a political post. Although my clients have been talking about the “current political climate” all week.. well really for a couple weeks now.
It’s been very fascinating for me as a social worker and psychotherapist to witness my client’s journeys during this “current political climate.” I must say there is a part of me that is extremely fascinated by something my schooling taught me about long ago but never truly experienced in my work until now.
I don’t recall the exact name of the class, although it was something like “Social Policy,” or something like that. I also don’t recall my professor’s name either, although he has been one of the ones I remember most from graduate school. He was an older gentleman, closer to retirement than most. His classroom was in the basement of the building with no windows. He wore Birkenstocks with socks, and although that did endear me to him, for the first few weeks I thought he and his class was incredibly boring. A year with him later, I felt quite the opposite. (more…)