First day on the job

To me, Monday was a special day. It was the first day of my internship. After years of learning theory, I was finally ready to take on an internship. Of course, this is also mandatory to get my masters-degree. In my search for an internship, I have been lazy. I found a nice institution near my house and send a letter. They weren’t looking for an clinical psychology student, but they were happy to have me. Not only do I love their mentality (all about making live for their clients as good as possible), but it is a 15 minute bus ride! The only detail is that this institution is an institution for mentally disabled clients. My study is focused on grown-ups with an average IQ, and I thought ‘well, how different could it be?’. Silly me, it can be really different.

So there I was on my first day. All my colleagues are amazing, and for the first time since March, I had someone to take a coffee-break with. I was ready to use all my knowledge about psychological problems, till I didn’t understand the test results that were given me to work with. If people have an low IQ, psychologists use other tests and methods. I was not used to measuring IQ in developmental ages. So, for me there is a lot more to learn. I thought that at the end of my study, I would have the theoretical knowledge to work in the field. At my first day, I found out I choose a difficult place to start. There is a lot for me to learn and I love it. I will try to keep you up to date with adjusting to work. Maybe it will be useful. Otherwise, I will just have fun writhing.

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