Interview An Expert

For this week's post, I have scheduled an interview with a therapist to gain further insight not only into my professional topic of inclusivity but also for my project that I am working on for Experience class.

Last week, I spoke about the importance of looking at inclusivity through points of intersection and since the person I am interviewing is a therapist who works with children and since her work intersects with two groups, I thought she would be a great expert to talk to.

Unfortunately, her schedule is quite full and since she hasn't replied, I will post the questions here and then update them with the answers when she replies to me.

1. What made you decide to go into therapy and how did you decide to work with children specifically?

2. What set of challenges do you face when you work with children and how do you handle them?

3. When working with children, what techniques has worked well for you in getting them to open up to you and trust you? What doesn't work well?

4. What techniques do children use to deal with difficult situations when you are not readily available?

5. Children who struggle with mental illnesses also often struggle with fitting in. How do they work around that and how do you, as their therapist, help them feel more included?

6. What does inclusivity look like to you?

7. What are some of the biggest lessons you have taken from working with children?

 

Irene Ti