September Student Spotlight

Cate Desjardins

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Hometown: Huntington Woods, Michigan

Program: PhD in Clinical Social Work

“My experience at ICSW has been transformative, professionally and personally. Through our theoretical classes, I have developed a deep understanding of human motivation and inner life, which informs my clinical work on a daily basis. Through our clinical classes and the one-on-one clinical consultation sequence, I have learned how to use that deep understanding to be flexible and effective with my patients. Learning in a tightknit cohort and developing close relationships with faculty helped me feel safe enough to share the challenges I encountered in the program and in my clinical practice. This radical vulnerability has helped me engage more authentically with my education and clinical work.”

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