I often begin initial client assessment sessions by asking what words they would use to describe themselves. My answer to the same question would be "helpful" and passionate. That's because helpful and passionate are how I like to be seen by others. It's a good day when I know I'm perceived this way by clients. It's when I'm not seen as helpful and/or passionate that I'm not feeling good. This bad feeling leads to not feeling well, which leads to being symptomatic (panicked, anxious, depression). Still, I'd rather feel those not-so-pleasant feelings rather than think I'm not helpful. It's disturbing to be seen as other than how I want to be seen, and I've found a successful tactic for dealing with it: Learn something new.
When listening to one of our IE-CAMFT speakers, I get not only information, but also their passion to share it. I sense that I can use the new information to be more helpful in the future. And, this soothes me ... my brain is renewed, reconfigured, and filled with new learning. IE-CAMFT training CEU opportunities are a terrific conduit for this type of learning, presented by speakers both helpful and passionate.
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I love being part of IE-CAMFT. It means I'm part of a bigger picture, and that keeps me hopeful.Nothing done for another is wasted.
Paul Velen, MS, LMFT