It was middle of October when we started our internship at the National Center for Mental Health (NCMH). As the usual feeling that everyone felt the excitement; to deal or interact with patients, administered test, apply what you've learned in school and most especially the willingness to learn.
I was assigned to Mr. Claro Cipriano together with Monica, Gretchen, Melanie and 3 AdU students. Our Clinical Instructor is good, he always guide us and very supportive. Monica and Edgar (from AdU) were my partners in administering the test. The first time we went to the ward area it was really icky because of the bad smell but I felt bad for them because of their condition inside the ward. I guess, the patient their will not recover fast because of the inhuman e place they have. The first patient assigned to us was disturbed that's why it took 3 days before we've done the test.
One of my memorable moment there was our Group Dynamics with a theme: "Live.Laugh.Love" they shared they're talents and stories to us. It was really amazing to sing, dance and laugh with the patients. I really had a good time with them and with my buddies :)
I learned a lot and enjoyed my internship at the NCMH. I learned the do's and don'ts in administering the test and of course in every stories of the patients I've handled. Now, I can proudly say that I can be a good Psychologist in the near future :)