Major: Child, Adult, and Family Services
Minor/option/emphasis: CHFS-Youth Programs
Hometown/State: Cedar Falls
Type of experience: Internship
Company/Organization website: http://lsiowa.org/
Destination: Ames- Beloit
Timeframe: August 2015-December 2015
Advisor/Coordinator Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
I was responsible for...
My responsibilities at my internship are to provide a safe, confidential environment to the clients and their families during therapy sessions. Also, having the capability to empathize with the client and let them know that their feelings are valued and respected.
I will never forget...
The most memorable experience I have had during my internship is forming bonds between the clients and their families. It is rewarding to feel that you are impacting the lives of others in a positive way and that they feel comfortable opening up around you, which is hard for most people.
Advice for others...
My advice to fellow students interested in being a therapist is to explore the option of a residential treatment facility for their internship. LSI has given me the rare opportunity to sit in on therapy sessions, both individual and family, which has been extremely valuable and confirmed my desire to become a therapist.