A terrific day at Practicum! I saw ACTUAL STUDENTS today. I even GAVE some counselling today, and got great feedback from the guidance counsellor who was sitting in. She said really liked the questions I asked our 'client', and wished she was better at asking the right questions.
It was a spur of the moment kind of thing - - I was doing something else, and she came into the office where I was and asked if I could help her. So I didn't have a chance to get nervous - - and I feel like I did some real honest-to-goodness work - - not just "practicing" practice. I also sat in on another session, and connected with a third student to offer her my assistance with a peer mentoring group she's been running.
AND....I never fell down one time!