Essay on Being A Trauma Therapist For Kids

911 Words Dec 6th, 2016 4 Pages
When I walked into this class, my first reaction to small groups was I needed to keep my emotions out as much as possible and learn to keep up boundaries. Emotions can get tricky when talking to other people about their problems. My focus on this program is to be a trauma therapist for kids. I believed that taking small groups would help me become a better professional in the field and now more than ever I can say I learned more in this class that I ever thought I would from a one semester class. Thinking about what small group’s entails I always pictured a circle with chairs, talking about a deep intimate topic that everyone is shy about. This was the first image of small groups and how I perceive it. On the first day I told myself my goal would be to gain more confidence, but in the end that shouldn’t have been my goal. My goal without even realizing it was to gain the knowledge of being compassionate with still keeping my feelings grounded. Even though I believe I reached my goal I know there is still room for improvement on the same goal and a few other issues.
Having emotions comes very easy for me. While starting at the beginning of the semester, I immediately connected with the other eight classmates. One classmate in particular Emily I felt an immediate connection with. Being able to have a relationship from the beginning of the class. I think it’s important when you’re in a small setting learning about how to interact with others to have a connection with someone…

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