Explain what information is needed and how it will be used Ask for permission to record the interview and/or take pictures. Transition: Let me start by asking a few questions about your decision on this career and your education Body Professional background/ Education
Can you tell me about yourself? OPEN What’s your professional discipline? What kind of degrees do you have? CLOSE Why did you choose Psychology as your professional career? OPEN In your own words, how can you describe the Job of a psychotherapist? OPEN What’s the difference between psychodrama and psychoanalysis? CLOSED Where did you Initiated and finished your education? CLOSED How many years did it take you to finish the career? CLOSED Transition: Now, if you let me, I would like to know a little bit more of your professional life on daily basis Daily Routine Describe your professional daily routine OPEN
How many years have you been seeing patients? CLOSED Does your work on therapy tend to be focused on the past or the present of your patients? CLOSED How do you give professional help to your patients when you are out of the country? CLOSED How has been your experience on the field? OPEN How do you balance your work and your personal life? OPEN Translation: Just a couple more questions to end the Interview.. Others If a student is interested in becoming a psychotherapist, what would your response be? OPEN Do you want to add any other comments that you consider helpful? OPEN Closing
Review and clarify the results of the interview Talk about my expectations as a future psychologist Establish future actions I would love to hopefully see you again for help and advice as future colleague Conclude with pleasantries Thank you, I appreciate the time you’ve given me today. Formal Memo The Interviewee was a 52 years old woman with the name of Mercedes Ditz. She Is married and has two kids. 25 and 22 years old. Doctor Ditz started her education in law and then decided to do a master in Psychotherapy. She said that since she was a little girl she wanted to be a psychologist.
She also mentioned that during high school she would be that kind of girl that all her friends would go to ask for advice, and she would love to help them the best she could. However, her aptitude test said that her best option was international relationships and law, so that’s what she studied first. Dry. Ditz insisted that it would take you a lot of time to finish the career as psychologist and then finish De master; it could go from 6 to 10 years to have it done. She described psychotherapy as a difficult Job, focusing on the responsibility that you have and the patience that you need to have.
However, she remarked the beauty f it; she gave me examples of how satisfied it can make you feel to help somebody and realized that they trust you unconditionally. Nonetheless, you have be delicate on what you say to the patient because a bad advice or a wrong way to say it could be critical. Daily Routine Dry. Ditz told me that she would go to her office every morning at am and she would have scheduled her patients starting at loam, so she can have time to read the cases and be prepare physical, mentally and emotionally for them. She’s been treating individual patients since 6 years ago but she has about 10 year working on roof therapies.
According to her way of working with their patients, explained me that sometimes she needs to go to the past of the person so they can fix the problem in the present. However, there are some other patients that are straight forward with their present and if she relies on their past it could be worst. She works in Venezuela but right now she is in Houston with her husband because of his Job, so I was concerned about her patients that would need her every time. She explained that she would never leave them alone, and when she needs to go out of the country she loud always have her pad and phone with her so they can easily reach her.
Also, she gives consultation via Keep for some them that would rather talk to her while looking at her instead of Just writing an email. She said that probably the most difficult part of everything was balancing work with family. The trick was to separate them and don’t act with your family as they are you patients. When I asked her for an advice or comments that could be helpful, she Just looked at me and smiled. She repeated the fact that is a beautiful but difficult career. That the most important things are responsibility, patience, sensitivity, be open minded ND research a lot so you can be prepare for the most crazy and unusual cases.
Interviewing At first I was really nervous, it was the first time in my life I was interviewing someone, and that person was a professional who probably has been through many interviews before. However, I was prepared with all my questions and before I went to her house I had a relaxing tea. When I got there, it was her who actually tried to break the ice by offering something to drink and eat, and asking me how was my day at school; even though that helped me a lot, I believe that it was my Job to break the ere shaking, but I started how I have been practicing and the way she responded helped me calm down.
I gave her all my attention but at the same time I was preparing the next question so I wouldn’t leave silence gaps. It went better than I thought, after the first two questions I was relaxed and felt very comfortable. The interview lasted about 25 minutes but we both were so comfortable with each other and so into De conversation that we thought it was only past ten minutes. For me it was a good experience, I learned how to control myself and how to really pay attention to everything a person is saying.