Social Work, MSSW Intern, Nashville, TN - November 12, 2017
Typical day at work at Middle Tennessee begins at 7:00am. Lunch break is 1 hour. At MTMHI, I learned about conducting assessment, referrals to community resources, group therapy, clients treatment plan and discharge. Understanding how mental illness and substance abuse could co-exist as well as strategies for intervention were also learned. Management were helpful and good listeners. I don't know much of the workplace culture becasue I was just a student intern.The most enjoyable part of the job was being able to seat with the interdisciplinary team to formulate care plan. The hardest part of the job is working with patients with severe mental issues who are violent. The most enjoyable part of the job is seeing improvement on the part of the client at the time of discharge.