For each entry write the day and the date. Respond to the following questions in your journal:

  1. Identify and describe an interaction between you and one or two people.

  2. Describe your personal thoughts and feelings. What were you feeling, what were you thinking?

  3. Identify the reason(s) you believe you had these particular thoughts and feelings.  Why were you thinking the things you were thinking? Why were you feeling the things you were feeling?

  4. Identify and discuss the connections and/or barriers you feel with that person(s) and why you think you feel this way.

  5. Identify two social work concepts (including values, skills, theories, etc) and discuss how they help you rethink the interaction.  How could you approach the interaction differently?