I had a really interesting evaluation question to answer some time ago. It involved helping a psychiatrist with a diagnosis that she just wasn’t certain about. The possible diagnostic alternatives were serious, one more so than the other.
I took an extensive history from the accompanying family member, gave the client in question a series of tests, and came up with an alternative diagnosis that the psychiatrist hadn’t considered. I am still waiting for testing to come back from family members and will then let the psychiatrist know what I am thinking in terms of diagnoses, and what further steps the she needs to take with this client.
It was during the process of doing this evaluation that I got an exhilarating sense that I absolutely loved what I was doing and was absolutely in the right place to be doing it. I don’t often get that feeling, but it is was nice when it happens.
What have been the times you got the feeling that you were absolutely in the right place, job, or relationship?