chapter  9
A Typical Day
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When I consulted to group homes, I received the most positive feedback for arranging visits for child care workers to observe at another institution. Th ey appreciated the opportunity to see how others performed their duties and returned with new ideas to implement. As a student the most valuable training I received involved doing cotherapy with supervisors and watching tapes of established therapists. As therapists we rarely see how colleagues operate. In the spirit of providing these experiences, I off er “A Typical Day.” My expectation is that a few potentially therapeutic events occur during a session, with neutral events fi lling the majority of the hour; however, I am not always the best judge of what is happening or helpful. Th e clients depicted are composites of cases I have treated, and the clinical material has been falsifi ed to protect client anonymity.