The truth is there are many milestones on the way to becoming a school psychologist; finishing a master’s degree, passing the first year exam, passing the first year, successfully completing the national praxis test, handing in your last portfolio, getting a first job – and the turning point of this week, taking our last final of classes.
Starting in the fall we will meet for a monthly seminar, but most of the year will take place at our full time internship sites. Our classes are over. This means that instead of finals, we will be completing educational assessments; instead of homework, we will be planning for social skills groups. Today felt pretty darn good. School is out. Our cohort toasted this accomplishment with afternoon margaritas and pizza – definitely a milestone worth celebrating!