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October 5, 2008 11:48 AM Subscribe
Anyone ever have trouble getting though social work school when they wanted to become a therapist?
posted by anonymous to education (9 answers total) 4 users marked this as a favorite
I just started graduate school at Fordham University in NYC for my MSW. I'm looking to focus on clinical social work, but I find that the school is very biased against those who want to pursue psychotherapy. They outright discourage it.
I'm doing an internship 3 days a week working at an agency and have a full course load of 5 classes. I find myself overwhelmed with the workload and with how much the content focuses on pure social work policy vs. individual counseling.
I understand that I have to take certain classes before I get to the clinical stuff, but I'm wondering how I can push through this material when I feel like I can't relate to a lot of it. Because I can't relate, I find it harder to understand. I can't help but feel like I'm sinking because work keeps piling on before I can get through one assignment.
Any suggestions on how to handle material that's not necessarily what I'm interested in and be able to survive this first year?