To Be a Smuggler

Yesterday in Dr. Ling Lam's Foundations of Psychotherapy and Personality Development class, we learned about the concept of "smuggling." "I am all for smuggling!" he jokes... Seriously. With a demo video on the screen, showing us a bit of what not to do, we observed a psychologist using charts and graphs describing to the client what is considered to be "normal" for overcoming PTSD. Psychoeducation is important, Dr. Lam explains, "I prefer to smuggle it in there!" What Dr. La


The day starts with a sense of not really wanting to get out of bed. Usually I am an early riser. Listening to the body, I sit to read as the start to my day. Usually my first inkling is to move. Ironically, what I am to read about, as a counseling psychology student, is how to help clients become "unstuck." "From inaction to action," it states in my book. As I read about the power of person-to-person dialogue, what comes to mind is the common expression, "Actions speak loude