As a highly driven undergraduate student at the University of Toronto, currently working toward earning an Honours Bachelor of Science specializing in Mental Health Studies, I have imminent academic ambitions at the graduate and doctoral level.
I like to smile at strangers on the street or crack jokes to lighten the mood in an awkward situation, but I realize that sometimes people need more than that to make it through the day. This is why I want to pursue a career in psychological counseling. When I started interacting with a local psychological service, I knew I had picked the correct career path. I took an advanced placement course in psychology along with a suicide prevention workshop creating further interest in the topic. Additionally, I secured a full-time temporary job at the VA Medical Center, a primary mental health facility, which allowed me to become more experienced with people in need of psychological assistance. I plan to fulfill Master's and Doctorate level degrees in both Psychology (College of Arts and Sciences) and in Counseling (College of Education) at the University of
While completing my Bachelor of Science degree at Gannon University, I was very enthusiastic about the psychology classes as well as my rotation for mental health nursing. My professors noticed my passion and provided me with many opportunities to care for patients who had extensive amounts of mental health history. I had the opportunity to participate as
Society and people have always been an interest to me. My entire life has been incorporated around helping those who are not able to help themselves. I take enormous pride in being open minded and free of judgement, when it comes to interacting with individuals. At a young age I was immersed in diversity, with my mother being a physical therapist working with severely disabled children, my father was physician assistant working with the elderly and disabled veterans. This exposure, at a young age opened my world to different cultures, people, and different situations that humbled me to have a level of understanding.
My primary goal is to be a mentor, counselor, and advocate for the youth. Over the years I volunteered at a boys and girls club where I used leadership and motivation skills to communicate and assist my students with their needs. While volunteering I gained a sense of confidence, knowing that my words and actions aided in the children’s accomplishment. My work at the boys and girls club inspired me to pursue a career in the field of developmental psychology. Additionally, my curiosity piqued when attempting to comprehend my nephew’s diagnosis of ADHD and anti-social disorder. With a graduates degree in developmental psychology I’ll be able to use the knowledge I’ve acquired to inform and advise the youth as well as conduct research that will later assist in helping many nationwide.
“In my first internship I worked in a child welfare organization.” Jodie enjoyed working with youth and families, she wanted her concentration year to concentrate on the same population. Her supervisor recommended she try working with a different population to broaden her knowledge of the field, so Jodie was placed at Henderson Behavioral Health for her clinical year field internship. Her placement concentrated mainly on working with adults with mental illness. “I loved my placement so much, I applied for a job after I graduated. I have been with Henderson ever since.”
As I graduate from Concordia University with a double major in psychology and behavioral science, I have many career and educational paths to pursue. One career goal in the forefront of my mind is a clinical psychologist. I have an interest in this career field because I have a strong interest in the diagnosis and treatment of severe mental illness. In order to be able to do such things in my future, further education is needed. Thus, postgraduate education is a strong interest of mine.
I would like to take this time to have the opportunity to formally give thanks for the kindhearted support of you have for Miami-Dade College, its bright future individuals that can make a better for all. I personally feel encouraged to have the hope to pursue my dreams in becoming a Clinical Psychologist, and with this generous donation towards my educations and many other like myself I could achieve my goal. As my passion strives to become a professional in the Social welfare administration and counseling field, I will be aiding individuals and groups that are most vulnerable ins society, and I feel the passion help these individuals to achieve great things in the world and for them to feel less vulnerable and feel more comfortable in
The unending human quest to conquer disease and the phenomenal advancements in the management of diseases has always intrigued me. As Hippocrates said, to cure the human body it is necessary to have knowledge of the whole of things. Psychiatry was the only specialty during my clinical rotation in medical school that enabled me to think about myself, about other people, and about life in general. I enjoyed learning about the realm of the mind, from mental conditions to illnesses, and learning from those people whose minds function differently than the norm. I find they often have a refreshing knack for saying things exactly how they are. Each patient is unique, and each patient has something unique to return to the psychiatrist. And they inspire me to pursue this specialty.
My admiration and respect for the medical profession inspired me to pursue medicine. The unending human quest to conquer disease and the advances in managing diseases has always been intriguing. As Hippocrates said, to cure the human body, it is necessary to have a knowledge of all. Psychiatry was that specialty during the clinical rotation in medical school which enabled me to contemplate various aspects of life. Learning about the mind, from mental conditions to illnesses, and learning from people whose minds work differently than the norm is always amusing. Moreover, they often have a refreshing knack to say exactly how they feel. Since then, relating to others and the world in a genuine and relevant way began.
At the same time my mental illnesses were beginning to materialize. Once I realized something was wrong and had been officially diagnosed, I began to develop and intense interest in the human mind. Last semester I took a concurrent general psychology class. By the end of the first week, I knew that there was no other profession for me. After intense research and planning, I finally made the decision to major in psychiatry. This will allow me to work in a career field that will not only hold my interest, but will provide me with an atmosphere that will satisfy my need to help others.
I am very interested in the School Psychology program at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. I have a strong educational background and a number of professional and educational experiences, which I feel have prepared me for this program. I enjoy working with children and developing strong rapport with parents and co-workers.
As a student, I idolize learning and the opportunities, excitement, and enjoyment it brings. In general, I wish to attend school for many years in order to learn as much about the world as possible and endeavor into numerous, different disciplines. However, my greatest passion comes from helping others stunted by their emotions or mentalities. As such, my journey into clinical psychology takes over as I aim to alleviate the all too real problems which arise from these conditions. I have always held an affinity for listening and advising those feeling hurt and believe emotional and mental problems as more severe than physical ailments as, oftentimes, they directly affect happiness and well-being. Any opportunities in which to talk about my
Consequently, to succeed in life we all need to develop critical thinking skills. Every occupation globally requires some form of critical thinking. More specifically, child psychiatrists are obliged to have a considerable amount of critical thinking. Child psychiatrists’ initial goal is to evaluate and provide appropriate treatment for adolescents with mental disorders and their families. With great responsibility comes great problems. Even though child psychiatrists have to do many years of schooling, they are still human and make mistakes. They are liable to commit a fallacy or use an inappropriate rhetorical device.
I saw that it was easier to alter habits and to develop new behavioral skills when one is a child before the action becomes customary for the adult. Therefore, I prefer to work with children as opposed to adults. My desire to heal originally led me to consider becoming a child psychiatrist. I changed my mind about the profession when I realized that if children received preliminary assistance, they could later live joyous, successful adult lives. I applied to several colleges, specifying in psychology. My studies led me to discover that nature is not the sole determining factor in a person’s development;