For many years, I taught wonderful graduate students. First, at the Chicago School when it was small and everyone knew each other, and then in Counseling Psychology at Northwestern. It was wonderful – the students were bright, sincere, and ready to change the world. Unfortunately, these days the world of psychology is changing, not always for the better. Jobs are harder to find; having a first rate practice is much harder to maintain.
To graduates in psychology, new and old, Stay with it! Good Luck! You chose a field that will be endlessly interesting (and humbling). Here is one of the many cartoons that I created for my book (with Charlie Waehler) “What Do I Say?: The Therapist’s Guide for Answering Questions.” This one never made it into the book but did get into the discussion guide.