The moment of graduation is full of expectations and fear of the unknown, that is, the world of work.
While they are fully pursuing their degree, and wishing to finish it, the students live a routine that they have learned to manage well and feel comfortable occupying their social status without too many responsibilities outside of their studies.
For those who study a university degree and also work, the transition to the world of work is easier, but some have never worked and may feel afraid of having to face an obligation for which they believe they are not yet ready.
When they finish a tertiary cycle, most students think that they know very little and feel that they do not have the necessary knowledge to start working.
The reality is that only when a student graduates does she begin to study conscientiously and seriously, from the first job she has.
In reality, no one, not even the best student, can remember exactly everything they learned, but they should know where to go to find the material they need to carry out their work perfectly.
A dentist who has his first patient, even if he has done hospital practices, has the enormous responsibility of solving a person's problem, without the help or control of his teachers or colleagues.
Although you know a lot and have been one of the best students, you have to know that each patient or case is unique, because it is not about fixing a cavity or pulling a tooth, but about a person who has a cavity or that you need to have a tooth pulled; someone who will be different from everyone else, even if he has twenty patients with the same problem.
In the case of a newly graduated lawyer it will be the same, his first case will have to be studied, as do all other lawyers, even with a lot of experience.
Some newly graduated psychologists may not know what to do with their first patient and some will never get to practice because they panic and have to go to a psychologist to recover.
A good psychologist has above all to know how to listen and the less he speaks the better; so his first interview will be pretty easy if he can just keep his mouth shut
No psychologist can do harm to a patient, because what people need is to talk about her problems and have someone who is not involved listen to them.
It has often happened to me that a person comes to the consultation to decide to do something that they cannot decide for themselves.
As a psychologist I can't tell you what to do, but I can encourage the patient to decide to do what she wants but doesn't dare
That way she will learn to make a decision and be more confident in herself to take risks
It's a matter of pointing out the advantages and disadvantages of yourdecision so that you can realize what really suits you and will make you happier.
Each profession is an art and each professional must become an artist with their own style, respecting the knowledge of their career but without fear of using their common sense and creativity.
If we were all to strictly comply with everything that the books say, we would find ourselves at a real crossroads, because in all science there is not just one point of view but many.
Every professional must acquire his professional identity, that is, he must take the scientific position with which he identifies and exercise his profession in a personalized way.
You should not take too much distance from your patient or client, just enough to be able to be objective and not get emotionally involved, but without losing sight of the human being behind each case.