Wednesday, May 14, 2008
First steps in a good direction...Yay ME!
Here I am in beautiful Helena, MT......The capitol city of this great state. I am here not because I love to stay alone in a hotel room or because I have a desire to eat all of my meals alone...<-Some of my LEAST favorite things to do. I am here attending ACT (Assessment Course Treatment) training. For all of you law abiding citizens out there the ACT class is what a person is sentenced by a judge to complete when convicted of a DUI. Second to filling out applications, writing letters of inquiry and getting official transcripts mailed in the right directions this is my first step towards my new career. Becoming a Licensed Addictions Counselor. My prevention position has yet to be filled but I was informed two days ago that I will be starting my internship next Monday. I am really excited to move into a new office (on the other side of the building) and settle into my new 'therapeutic' space. As Brooke I am sure can attest; my old office is filled with a bunch of random stuff. And I will be happy to be moving on and passing that space onto the newbie. I will start on Monday by sitting in on a few 1:1 sessions with another counselor, attending staffing in the mornings and sitting in on IOP (intensive out patient) groups, ACT classes and MIP classes. At first I will mostly be working on my notes skills. Documentation is a big deal and not a lot of fun so of course this is where I will start. But I am really getting excited. I really know the ins and outs of DUI/MIP/possession laws in MT now so any ??s.......just ask. Yay ME!