psychologist than all of us. The other daughter, who represents the future of psychology, a PsyD and an almost PhD who followed in her parents' career footsteps and did it “her way, ” representing new service roles for psychology in the navy.
I believe that the integration of the personal and professional transitions and transformations of life is critical.
Marriage, parenting, the media, professional practice, teaching, professional organizations, and licensing and credentialling activities are the important experiences that to date have provided the transitions and transformations of my life. When I think about this, I realize that experience with each of them is part of each of my days ending as Barry and I usually do with a late night dinner where we mutually regenerate.
There are times when family matters have their ups and downs, when graduate students are not challenged and excited, when parents of the child with learning disabilities continue to believe he is stupid, when issues in professional psychology seem unsolvable, when no one cheers the rock musicians, when an applicant has failed the licensure exam by one point and the candles at our late night dinner don't burn so brightly—but not often and not all at once. Most nights the candles burn brightly indeed.
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