Interesting work diverse population and lots of variety.
Pros: calm easy going supervisor, work with a psychiatrist who understood the complex population we were working with.
Cons: it was a difficult population to work with in terms of making change, most of the work focused on maintenance.
Work consisted of group, individual and family therapy for the drug addicted mentally ill. I began as an intern and was hired on permanently after I finished my degree. I learned about working with homeless people who used the facility as a resource for some structure in their lives. Management was located at a different location and seemed a bit out of touch with what we did on a daily basis although any changes made seemed relevant to what we were doing. I was very young and naive when I started there. Growing up in Idaho and moving to NYC was an eye opener and I had toughen up to work with the manipulative clients who wanted to continue to use street drugs at the same time being prescribed psychotropics. I loved my co-workers and my supervisor was a very understanding and easy going person.