An Emancipation of Client and the Clinician: The Integrative Social Work Experience of a Second-Year MSW Student

  • Amy Naca Mendenhall Ohio State University


This narrative explores the author's learning experience as a second-year master of social work student in field practicum. In the setting of an adult partial hospitalization program, the author applied knowledge learned in her masters courses and began to develop her personal therapy style. This is a narrative account of her exploratory use of different therapy styles with a young client diagnosed with bipolar disorder and her family.

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