Self Reflection

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I said goodbye to my supervisor who left the site last week. I will meet with my new supervisor on Monday. My new supervisor is the director of the site and someone with whom I have been co-leading a process group. I think it would be an adjustment period for both of us, but I do not expect any real difficulty.
I believe that people strive to live their lives fully through seeking the meaning of life and strive for authenticity. When people are unable to live their lives authentically, they would experience physical, emotional, and/or spiritual issues that are challenging. Such challenging experiences can be triggered by an outside force that is less to do with them. Nonetheless, their responses and choices that they make would change their experience of the world as well as themselves.
My primary clinical approach is Humanistic. From the beginning of my academic career in higher education, I have found the approach suiting to my sensibilities regarding whom I perceive myself as and who I wish to be. Within the approach, I have had advanced training in
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Focusing is a process that guides you to gain the deepest awareness and understanding of your experience through consciously attending to bodily felt sense. It is grounded in Existentialism and Phenomenology. I incorporate Focusing attitude and process in my clinical work. This approach is very complimentary to diverse interventions beyond the humanistic approach such as psychodynamic, cognitive-behavioral, and short-term counseling as well as long-term psychotherapy.
Luckily, staff at my practicum site are very open to my theoretical orientation. They encourage incorporating my past training with different approaches such as CBT, DBT, and Motivational Interviewing. I appreciate that they push me to expand my clinical skills and theoretical orientation without asking me to abandon my preferred
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