Maria’s Internship

It is hard to talk about growth and experience without discussing my early life as well. I was the second oldest child in my family to pursue a college degree. My father passed away when I was very young, and my mother had a difficult time raising four children by herself. Consequently, I went to live with my aunt from the age of three until I was thirteen. When I did see my mother, I often remember her helping friends and family with difficult problems. She has a generous personality and I look up to her as a shining example for me to emulate.

When I started my internship at Family Solutions, part of my learning objective was to observe the client’s transitions at the house, learn the intake process, the service plans, and medications. Later on I learned therapeutic boundaries, and I have had the opportunity to do individual counseling with some of the girls at the group home as well.

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