During my internship at the Singapore Boys’ Hostel, I built on my soft skills such as clinical interviewing and case conceptualization. I’ve learnt that in order to sustain as a social worker, it is critical for one to learn to adapt to uncertainties.

I’ve also learnt to be patient and that positive growth and lasting change in the clients takes time. I was assisting one of the residents for his Normal-level (N-level) examination and from my interaction with him, I found out that he had a strained relationship with his aunt as she was disapproving of his peer relationships. The most memorable moment was when I saw a breakthrough in the relationship between the client and his aunt. Despite their strained relationship, he demonstrated gratitude to his aunt, for paying for his education.

Edmund

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