Today I wrapped up ___ hours of clinical supervision with _________. During my time with her I accumulated ______ hours of direct client practice. I am slowly making progress toward the insane criteria the state has set for one to become a licensed independent Clinical Social worker (LICSW). I am still advocating to change this absurd criterion.
Reading this I high five myself for staying persistent. I also find myself looking at the bigger missing questions “What did I learn during those hours that would make me a better clinician?” “What stood out most for me during that time?” I know I learned a ton, but it’s a greater reminder that one cannot enjoy the journey if they are so focused on the task and stipulations.