i am a healer in training
It’s interesting taking a course in specialized areas as a student in an interdisciplinary program... Tonight the epiphany landed: I’m taking this child and adolescent psychopathology course not as an aspiring therapist but as an evolving healer...
I came into the course ready to deconstruct a lot of the ideologies, experiments to disrupt the status quo of psychology-the business of it, as it exists today when considering children and adolescents ...
I went into the class ready to discuss the intersections of oppression, identity, colonization, and capitalism embedded in the business of therapy from assessment to diagnosis to treatment. I was excited to consider the many alternative healing practices that are emerging that do not subscribe to the way things have always been done, hoping to envision something entirely new...
I was ready to interrupt those common notions of what/how child adolescents develop and heal. I was ready to create new language to surround them. I was ready to ask the questions that scared me or were half-formed in my mind, seeking clarity and even more questions...
But tonight in class, while I was listening to the professor refer to us as therapists and introduce certain aspects of psychology and psychiatry that need to be accepted to even exist in the field... my spirit knew that to be a therapist would only honor a slice of my intention when it comes to healing...
I respect the students and professor who were in the room, I respect therapists and therapist-in training (as a person who benefits from therapy myself) AND... I know tonight that I am not enrolled in that course for the same reason as them and my journey requires something different... #healerintraining
5/14/2023 09:38:45 pm
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Tayllor Johnson currently resides in New York City where she has begun her journey into Poet. Passion. Period. In between those learning moments, she sometimes has just enough time to jot a few lines...