Tuesday, June 28, 2011
Your Father's Feathers
My shrink's previous clinical social worker assistant had so many problems of her own & spoke so much about them that I didn't want to bother her with minor problems of my own, & I didn't trust her professional detachment. Now he has a new one, a young woman who sounds & looks freshly minted from some graduate school social worker mill. Despite all the effort & expense required to become one, I suspect Licensed Clinical Social Worker is a high attrition occupation. The older social workers I've met are battle-tested. On one hand they don't take any shit from clients - they've heard it all, but on the other hand when they advocate for you stuff happens & bureaucrats get out of the way. Came home straightaway via cab, didn't expect a thunder shower but figured if I walked downtown there'd surely be one.