The woman who most influenced my ability to help others as a Marriage/Family Therapist was Mother Adelaide Thompson started the Debate Club and Clemence Romanet and I were her avid pupils. She was no-nonsense and hard driving. As a result, we began to expect to do well in competitions against other schools and boys. Learning how to think on my feet, express my views, and not back down are invaluable as I work with couples and families who need a strong-minded therapist to bring out the best in them. I thank Mother Adelaide for giving me the courage to stand strong when it counts!