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Discussion in 'Introduce Yourself' started by FIVER, Apr 12, 2021.

  1. FIVER

    FIVER Well-Known Member

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    I am a 60 year old woman who has been through it all.
    When my children were diagnosed, that's when I found out that I was as well. Extended family also..mother, father, sister, brother, grandfather and uncle.
    Learned from school of hard knocks. Raised to such it up.
    Degree in Psychology BA and MA counseling. Never practiced.
    Questions welcome.
     
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    Thinx Well-Known Member V.I.P Member

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    Wow that's a lot of your family all diagnosed. Were your children diagnosed recently or when young? Was everyone diagnosed with Aspergers ? Did you enjoy your trainings? Will you yet practice as a counsellor? Plenty of counsellors train later in life, so you are still young in that arena!
     
  3. FIVER

    FIVER Well-Known Member

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    My grandfather was not diagnosed. In retrospect, he had all of the markers.
    No, not all Aspergers. One family member was not verbal until age 6 and then progressed. With my family...I was very intense with their development. Probably would have been worse off if I didn't push. I did have a psychologist commend me for my work with my children.
    With my education, I completed my clinical where I saw patients but I did not complete the internship. My education was useful information for myself and family. I did a lot of research finding different therapies. It was a relief and grief over my diagnosis.
     
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    A lot of people get into psychology maybe unknowly to figure out what is wrong with them, it's a known thing about the profession. Glad it worked out for you.
     
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  5. FIVER

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    Going into psychology was mainly to figure out other people. Why they are the way they are..
    and yes I ran into a lot of "interesting characters" mainly the professors.
     
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    unperson Well-Known Member V.I.P Member

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    ha, yes, professors.
     
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    Sounds like you made a great effort and a great job in raising your family !

    I am currently studying my BSc in Applied Psychology. The reason you studied Psychology,is one of reasons i wanted to study it, i am also very intrigued to understand the behaviour of other people,why the act as they act etc.
     
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    FIVER Well-Known Member

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    That is great! I'm sure things have changed in the psychology world. When I was in graduate school, we had the DSM-3
    Please share from time to time what you are learning. I would be very interested.
     
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    Rainbowcat Active Member

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    Alright :) I would like to hear your opinions also :D
     
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    FIVER Well-Known Member

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    My advice is don't believe everything you hear. Especially from those that think they know. Be a free thinker.
     
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    Thanks! I agree
     
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