Sunday, November 20, 2005

What A Hectic of Week!

What A Hectic of Week!

My whole week of on-the-job-training (OJT) was hectic!!!
I am really pressured, tired and definitely no time for everything!

My OJT in clinical and educational setting have already started this week and I just finished a complete week of training. Every Monday, Wednesday and Friday, I'm at National Center for Mental Health in Mandaluyong for the clinical setting and every Tuesdays and Thursdays in Immanuel Grace Learning Center at SPED (Special Education) Department for my educational setting. The whole week was really hectic! I mean I almost have no time for everything! Everytime I went home I’m already tired that I badly need a lot of rest and sleep!

In Mandaluyong, for my clinical setting I already met my Clinical Instructor and I already met my first patient. I was assigned in Pavilion 4. It was the forensic section! It means those patients detained there are those with criminal cases! I mean murder, rape, homicide... etc. All the boys (some were from other school and section) in OJT were assigned there. I am always with Jeff who is my buddy there since he is my classmate. First, I am nervous when we, together with my other co-trainees made our first step in the area... since we have to be aware with the patients that were going to deal with and the place where we are. My first patient was cooperative as I gave psychological test on him but he has a poor verbalization because he has a very low-modulated voice. But what I really won't forget in that pavilion is the smell of the place... it was really bad.

In Tuesday, I started my duty in Bacoor for my educational setting. This will continue on Thursday for a total of twice a week. I was assigned in SPED (Special Education) in kids section. I am with my other classmates – Nian, Rea and Jeff in that OJT. The kids were lovable especially "Ian", the kid assigned for me to teach. In the afternoon, the kid assigned to me was Patrick who really has his "own world." They are both autistic. The kids were good and kind and tolerable in their tantrums... I think they started to become dear to me that I think that in my last day of OJT there will be an emotional exit.

After a week of tire, pressure, weariness... I still have energy to live up against those tides and with all my strength I say "I survived."

Monday, November 14, 2005

Anorexia Nervosa

Anorexia Nervosa

My start on-the-job training is tomorrow! And it is tomorrow for clinical duty at the mental hospital! I'm really nervous! It's my first day of training, but I hope it will turn out to be an "ok" day tomorrow.

I'm really nervous! And it's going to be tomorrow!!! I've been looking forward for this training to come. I'm nervous but I am also thrilled and excited to what is going to happen and new experiences that I'm going to gain. And now it's about time… It's about time to apply everything I've learned in my school to the field training that I'm going to work with. It is my real moment! This is it! Ito na talaga ang tunay na teleserye ng buhay ko!

Anorexia Nervosa? Well, I think I'm really going to have it if this nervousness but with feelings of thrill and excitement will continue to strike me. So, wish me luck for my start of ojt tomorrow... before I'm going to be diagnose with this either-refuse-nor-not-to-eat-disorder!

Saturday, November 12, 2005



Earlier in the afternoon, I applied for my on-the-job training for my educational setting at Immaculate Grace Learning Center in Bacoor. I had to admit that I am really nervous before coming to the school because I felt that it was like I am applying for a job. Well, they almost had a similarity, right?

The application turned out ok, the director was kind and accommodating. I joined my ojt there with my other classmates – Realyn, Jeff and Nian on Tuesday, which is the start of my ojt for the educational setting. And this will continue on Thursday as our training there will be twice a week.

And why the title of my blog entry is "application"? Because this sem its time to apply everything I've learned in my university as the following months will be devoted to OJT. Its "application" time of all the things I learned in my course and in my school! So I've got to be equipped and ready! It is really no more classroom learning as this time everything is going to be APPLIED!!!
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