Case Manager, Intensive Outpatient, Issaquah Outpatient - February 9, 2015
A typical day consisted of multiple individual and group sessions. I also did intensive outpatient in which I had to facilitate 4 hour groups on a nightly basis 5 days a week.My listening and therapeutic methods evolved enormously from this job. Management was unfortunately always in flux. The organization often bounced people around from different offices. Having a job in one location for over a year was almost unheard of. Co-workers were not as enthusiastic and seemed to do the bare minimum in order to maintain their jobs. The hardest part of the job was dealing with the addicted youth population. The company did not seem to take into account the verbal abuse counselors dealt with on a daily basis. In other words, company support for case managers would have alleviated many negative issues in the workplace. The most enjoyable part of the job was honing my therapeutic skills with clients. I was able to sharpen my therapeutic skills by practicing a multitude of various mental health modes.