Adelaide Solenberger (MSW ’20) Applies her Mason Training to Assist These in Want
Adaptable, curious, formidable, and compassionate could also be the most effective phrases to explain Grasp of Social Work (MSW) pupil Addie Solenberger. When Solenberger discovered that her practicum placement – which was required to graduate on-time – was now not open to college students because of COVID-19 she rapidly pivoted to hitch an interprofessional telehealth pilot program.
As a testomony to her adaptability, Solenberger dove proper into the telehealth pilot for the chance to additional develop her crucial and telehealth expertise. She says, “I did not know what to anticipate from the pilot after I began, however I dove proper in.” She was well-prepared for the expertise and was given vital autonomy by her supervisors.
As a member of the interprofessional telehealth pilot, Solenberger labored with a translator to transition a Spanish-speaking mom and little one from hospital to house after the newborn was born early. Solenberger and crew carried out a hospital telehealth go to to help the mom and allay her nervousness. The affected person indicated “feeling relieved and fewer anxious” understanding she had help.
“My educational profession has taught me how observe with a questioning perspective and to all the time be open minded about new views,” she says. “Each day you will study one thing new, and you have to discover a method to share that data with others. Mason has given me the tutorial and educational data wanted to carry out on this discipline. I’ve discovered channel my pure curiosity into crucial pondering and analysis expertise.”
Solenberger is fascinated with psychological well being and says, “Healthcare is my house.” She plans to make use of her training and expertise to work with adults with severe psychological sickness inside a hospital setting. When requested about why she selected this discipline, she mentioned “I knew that I had one thing to supply and it simply felt pure. If I had the talents to do and do it nicely, it might be a waste to not pursue it.”
Solenberger labored full-time all through her 4 years within the MSW program and studies, “Despite the fact that it is arduous, it’s value it. Each class I’ve ever taken and diploma I’ve earned has made me a greater particular person.” She acquired her undergraduate diploma in psychology from Mason the place she had an awesome expertise. Mason’s social work program was an inexpensive possibility in comparison with different graduate faculties, so pursuing her MSW at Mason was a pure match. “At Mason there’s a true focus high quality. The College values range and respects new views,” says Solenberger.
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