Wednesday, July 08, 2009
1st class recap
~i have to do two 25 minute counseling sessions and video tape them & turn them in. the 2nd video tape is my final. to add some excitement to the mix, I will have to create a transcript of one of them and analyze it or in other words, make comments about what was actually being said. does not sound like fun. i lost count of how many times the professor said this assignment is a hassle/nightmare and that he had to do 5 of them in one semester before. i guess i will be thankful that we only have to do 1.
~i am currently creating a family genogram or in other words, a fancy picture of my family tree, however you want to refer to it. the fun part was identifying the relationships between the people on the genogram. yes, too many conflictual relationships for my liking, but it will give me lots to write about in the 3-5 page paper that must accompany it. due tuesday.
~i need to watch a movie that has a counseling session in it and write a paper analyzing it and pointing out what I would or would not do differently. i'm leaning towards using the movie "Prime" due thursday.
~that's the thing about a uber short semester/session...things are due immediately. it's crazy stressful. is it august yet?
~there is a good mix of people in the class. we even have one of the basketball players. he is 6'9"!! can't miss him! my perpetual question though surrounding classes is why, why, why is there ALWAYS that ONE person who (1) doesn't shut up and (2) has a question or comment about everything. now, don't get me wrong, I don't mean a question about the material and furthering her learning, more like questions or comments from the peanut gallery, but she's not funny. she's annoying. already. we've only had 1 class. i'm going to try really hard to not let her get to me. she has already shared that she is on her 3rd marriage (WTF!) sorry, I would so NOT be sharing that. then she went on to say that she 'made' her now husband date her for 5 years before she would marry him because she usually runs off the guys at the 5 year mark. it seems that she believes that maybe she is co-teaching the course...i dunno. stay tuned for more on the blabbermouth. or RWP as Veg & Extranjera like to call them. :)