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Stop Polishing Your Star

Words to live by

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I had a clinical supervisor during graduate school who loved to use metaphors. As a young and impatient student, I didn’t appreciate his vague feedback. I wanted something more concrete and direct.

One day while working on a challenging therapy case, I went to my supervisor for guidance. Feeling stuck and unsure of how to help this particular patient, I hoped to hear…




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Jill (Conquering Cognitions)

PsyD, Clinical Psychologist | Writer | Words in Human Parts, Forge, Better Humans | Life Lessons Supported by Science

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