I was so hopeful. For 15 years I have been the only therapist at my agency, indeed the only therapist working west of the Missouri River (100 miles to the east) and south of Williston (a 2 hour drive north) who does therapy with young children. My colleagues all seemed to profess a profound fear of the under-5 crowd and would not treat them, referring them all to me. I plan to retire in about 18 months. I worry about my region’ s littles, and who will see them when I am gone.
Last spring we hired an older, master’s level social worker who was excited to learn play therapy and who was excited to read all the materials and books I gave her. I supervised her with her cases and she really got it. Now, due to personal issues with her significant other, she is moving to Colorado. Sigh! It is back to the drawing board and profound hope that someone will show up who I can mentor and support to treat children.
Who have you mentored? How did it work?