The mindfulness practice homework assignment was meaningful – it showed me how to open my mind and respond appropriately and effectively with client and even family members. The exercise also showed me how to relate to clients by being aware of my own attitudes and knowing how to remain unbiased.
Two things I took away from this class:
This was one of my first social work classes, so this is all fairly new to me. I enjoyed learning about epigenetics – it really helped explain why I am the way I am in regards to how my childhood was and how I was raised. It also explains a great deal about why my son is the way he is (which is great), I think everyone who is considering having children should take this class.
Most of what we learned this semester is very relatable to real life – which makes it a little easier to learn and to relate it to myself, family members and clients.
I also learned that there is a lot that I don’t know about social work – so I have a lot more to learn! But, I am sure that I made the right decision about returning to school to earn an MSW. I am looking forward to next semester.