The professionals were still neophytes at the end of the first year of practice. Their beliefs and feelings were in flux. I wasn't sure what would happen to their attitudes toward clients during the subsequent phase of the career. And the answer proved to be more complex than I anticipated. In some ways the professionals recovered: they became more sympathetic toward clients in general during the next decade of practice. As they overcame many of the tribulations associated with the transition from student to professional, and as their sense of efficacy increased, they came to feel more positive about most of their clients.