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    Victimorthecrime got a reaction from geronimo in My new place   
    Looks sunny and cozy. Enjoy! 
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    Victimorthecrime got a reaction from IrmaJean in Why Are We Here?   
    Very few things in life do what they are intended to do.  I have both seen and gotten support here.
     
    The Coronavirus thread has been active - that’s not SPS.  
    But you are right most topics get little to no traffic.  So it’s up to you big guy. If you wanna put the kibosh on it I would just request a ‘heads up’ so I could connect w a couple of people via email or whatever.  
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    Victimorthecrime reacted to LaLa in Why Are We Here?   
    Good questions, Mark. I don't know. But to me, this site provides the possibility of written contact with some people I know a bit and I like them and I like this possibility to come when it suits me and to 'interact'. It's perhaps more like a social network / medium now. When I remember "the old times", I have to admit I liked it here much more then. But it's not because I don't like the people who are now here, just... the greater number of contributors about more diversified topics was more stimulating and engaging and, mainly, provided more possibilities to some help to emerge from all those interactions, sometimes quite profound.
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    Victimorthecrime got a reaction from LaLa in Why Are We Here?   
    Very few things in life do what they are intended to do.  I have both seen and gotten support here.
     
    The Coronavirus thread has been active - that’s not SPS.  
    But you are right most topics get little to no traffic.  So it’s up to you big guy. If you wanna put the kibosh on it I would just request a ‘heads up’ so I could connect w a couple of people via email or whatever.  
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    Victimorthecrime reacted to geronimo in Why Are We Here?   
    I like this  (quiet) forum - I suppose it is not so busy because less people are using forums? It was hard to find originally, just looked now and it is page 4 on bing search.
    Quality rather than quantity 🙂
    Edit - just searched again and now it is page 1 lol.
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    Victimorthecrime got a reaction from geronimo in Why Are We Here?   
    Very few things in life do what they are intended to do.  I have both seen and gotten support here.
     
    The Coronavirus thread has been active - that’s not SPS.  
    But you are right most topics get little to no traffic.  So it’s up to you big guy. If you wanna put the kibosh on it I would just request a ‘heads up’ so I could connect w a couple of people via email or whatever.  
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    Victimorthecrime reacted to geronimo in Morning Limerick   
    Even your limerick is about career change 😀
     
    There once was a blogger called Malign,
    Who saw that the weather was fine,
    Went out on his way
    Escaped counselling for the day
    And found he had a much better time.
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    Victimorthecrime reacted to malign in And Another One's Gone ...   
    LaLa, I'll probably get to some of your points in later blog posts, but ...
    I'm not trying to make myself feel bad about withdrawing from people to focus on myself.  I don't know if I "needed" to, but I guess I thought I needed to, because I did.  All I'm saying is that, having tried it, it seemed like throwing out the baby with the bathwater.  It left me with just an empty washtub.  🙂  And, I'm hoping to be able to come back, because that's what I'm doing.
    "Does not meet expectations" is my cumulative grade for this course, which is pass/fail;  the alternative is "Meets expectations", which means passing.  We were all given an evaluation form with a lot of categories and subcategories on which we were rated.  The grade is sort of a weighted average of performance on each ... task?  I'm not really interpreting the phrase as applying to all of me, though it is discouraging.
    Sessions definitely make me nervous!  (Jeff Sessions does too, but that's another story.)  I've always been an anxious person, especially socially.  Here I am being evaluated at a skill you don't really get to practice much beforehand.  All the coursework gives you a grounding in a lot of the why's, but not much of the how's.  It seems that they feel that the actual counseling is something you have to learn by trial and error.  Which is my least favorite way to learn something.  It makes sense that it's not something you can learn from books, but ...
    I also didn't feel very well supported in the feedback that was available.  You are assigned a "supervisor", who is a more experienced counselor, to go over your sessions with.  In our case, the supervisor was also a student, though a doctoral level student, who was herself receiving supervision from the professor.  I have no independent viewpoint to evaluate her performance, but ... let's just say that my feeling that it was an inquisition was not relieved by our discussions, and I doubt that that resulted in an optimal learning experience for me.
    Ultimately, the goal is to be able to focus on the client's words in the session, while being able to observe oneself and the client with enough consciousness to move the session in a therapeutic direction.  I remained unable to reach that observer level, by the end of the semester.  Of course, no one expects us to be fully competent after such a short time, but that's where the "expectations" come in.  I didn't even reach those.
    More elsewhere.
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    Victimorthecrime got a reaction from LaLa in And Another One's Gone ...   
    As I mentioned before I work in Behavioral Health in a non-clinical capacity and one thing I learned is that federal Medicare will not reimburse a Licensed Professional Counselor.  I think that is in error but not much I can do. Every time I was to refer a Medicare member to an IOP program I can’t do it if it’s run by LPCs which most are in my experience. 
    Scroll down to the “Things to know” section:
    https://www.medicare.gov/coverage/mental-health-care-outpatient
     
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    Victimorthecrime reacted to malign in And Another One's Gone ...   
    Well, the licensing varies somewhat by state ...  Here in Michigan, LPC (licensed psychological counselor) is for PhD's and LCSW (licensed clinical social worker) is for those with a master's in Social Work.  Other master's level counselors (my program is technically a master's in Counseling Psychology), get an LLPC (limited LPC), which means we have to be supervised by an LPC wherever we work.  Which restricts us somewhat to agencies, or private practices willing to provide supervision internally.  It's a pain, but then, so is getting a PhD.
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    Victimorthecrime reacted to JaiJai in A Year Gap   
    Haven’t been on in ages, but I read your update, now a year old, and it was nice to hear how you’re doing.  Hope things continue to go well and you guys are happy.  Indeed, weathering the current global situation with a steadfast partner, certainly is a blessing.  Take care. 
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    Victimorthecrime reacted to IrmaJean in Momentum   
    Jai, I think of you. I hope you are doing okay. Peaceful holiday wishes.

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    Victimorthecrime got a reaction from Andromeda in So stressed   
    That is unbelievable.  So sorry to hear this. Take time to grieve and my condolences. 
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    Victimorthecrime reacted to Andromeda in So stressed   
    My boyfriend`s mother went alone in the mountain and we lost contact with her this November. He went to search her with Mountain rescuers, but they found her dead after four days of searching and he is so depressed right now. Im trying to help him, but I feel really bad for her too. I lived in their apartment last three months and I liked her a lot. She liked me too. But now everything is ruined again. Every time I think that maybe things will be fine, something is ruined again.
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    Victimorthecrime reacted to jazz in Early entry   
    Good Luck, Dave. Hope it's a friendly new place.
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    Victimorthecrime got a reaction from jazz in Sorry for late entry   
    I remember when I was young we made moving fun by drinking beer, eating pizza and blasting rock-n-roll.  But barring that it can be a pain in the ass so hang in there @Daveuk
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    Victimorthecrime got a reaction from Daveuk in Sorry for late entry   
    I remember when I was young we made moving fun by drinking beer, eating pizza and blasting rock-n-roll.  But barring that it can be a pain in the ass so hang in there @Daveuk
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    Victimorthecrime got a reaction from Daveuk in July 1st - 5th   
    A solid start to 3rd Quarter 
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    Victimorthecrime reacted to Daveuk in Junes nearly over   
    Actually that be big 1 0 which now is 11
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    Victimorthecrime reacted to jazz in Junes nearly over   
    9 ?
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    Victimorthecrime got a reaction from jazz in Junes nearly over   
    I can't imagine what 9 would look like
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    Victimorthecrime got a reaction from Daveuk in Junes nearly over   
    I can't imagine what 9 would look like
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    Victimorthecrime reacted to Daveuk in Junes nearly over   
    7 comments wow well 8 now 
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    Victimorthecrime got a reaction from jazz in Junes nearly over   
    Glad you are enjoying 🙂
    Heatwave city here.  But that's why they call it summertime!  ☀️ 
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    Victimorthecrime reacted to jazz in Junes nearly over   
    Well, we are having a nice couple of days - June weather has been quite cool - I don't mind really, roses look lovely 🌹 

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