I really liked that I got work one on one with clients and was able to directly impact their lives as I worked on their behavior plan with them. I really like how through this internship, I was able to go beyond basic training and actually be able to work directly with the children to see what this type of field work would be like as a definite job.
What I wish was different
I wish that I did have a little more training before jumping right in to work as a therapist with the children. I often felt like my skills were not adequate enough for the tasks I was doing in the field. I wish I had more shadowing before I was sent to be on my own with the clients.
I would like to share that this experience can be very draining and to make sure that students take time to separate their client's life with their own life as it can take a toll on emotional health.