The transition from being a child, dependent upon parents for everything, to an independent adult is one of the most stressful times a person will endure. Legally speaking, 18 is the age when you become an adult but the number doesn’t describe the responsibilities and independence you must take on. College is seen as the “big step” into the real world and many people struggle in choosing where to make their transition. I would like to take my “big step” by attending Florida Atlantic University.
When I think of college I picture a beginning to the rest of my life. I want a school that will teach me how to be successful in both life and my career. A place that I can look back in life and think I made the right choice for me.
Before I answer the questions posed, I believe an explanation is owed regarding this request for admission into Saybrook. I originally applied to The Chicago School of Professional Psychology seeking a degree in business psychology. Since the program was not ready to start for another year, it was suggested that I take courses in the international psychology program. I thoroughly enjoyed this new experience with an opportunity to “think global”. I optioned to remain in this program with a concentration in organizations and systems. As I sojourned through, I was always aware that there was still something missing. Although I loved being part of the IP program, my roots are deeply entrenched in the world of organizational development (OD).
When my family and I decided to move to the United States, I began a process of adaptation to a new culture and language. However, this process of adaptation helped me develop a sensitivity to cultural differences and the values of individuals from different cultures. I arrived to this country in July 12, 2012, and I was excited to continue studying Psychology. However, I needed to be fluent in English and wait a year to become a Florida resident before I could begin studying. I considered this period of my life to be frustrating, as I wanted to learn about Psychology. I thought this represented an obstacle or a waste of time that was preventing me from continuing studying, however, I had to see it as an opportunity to really learn the language, and learn to be persistent if I wanted to achieve my goal of becoming a counselor.
When contemplating the subject of diversity in relation to ethics, several questions may arise for the first-year counseling student. These inquiries may be broad or rather specific. Primarily, one may wonder if the topic of diversity itself is such a significant subject that it is outlined in a code of ethics. Secondarily, if diversity is addressed, is it treated as a singular subject or broadly covered under an umbrella of principles? Consequently, every student should strive to understand how professionals best respond to the range of issues involving diversity. One may retort that while “everyday” people may dismiss the issue, diversity is indeed an important matter worthy of attention,
In my last two years of high school, I worked part time at Kroger. After one month of working as a cashier, my manager recognized my leadership and quick learning abilities and promoted me to customer service. From there, I took on more responsibilities and received another promotion to manager of all of the front end operations of the store. I also took a course to become a pharmacy technician and interned at a Walgreens pharmacy for a semester.
Diverse populations are characterized by clients from different facets of life, this can include, gender, race, religion, age, and various other factors (Cormier, 2014). This trend of diverse populations is expected to grow into the 21st century (Cormier, 2014). Counselors must recognize these differences and built the competency to serve various populations (Cormier, 2014). When faced with adversity, most people go through stages of change to process deviations that come along with adversity. A person’s diversity may effect how they proceed through these changes.
I want to use my education to help many people around the world who still needs helps. I want to help those people who are still struggling today in the non-wealthy area. Now, many people are living in places where there are doctors to help when to comes to health issues, but there are still some people out there in the non-wealthy area like in Laos who are studying every day. Some died because they didn’t know that there are other medicine other than their own culture kind of medicine. After I graduate from college I want to tell them that even in the Hmong Community, sometimes, the one who doesn’t know anything will have to come out of the comfort zone and lead the team. For example, in my family none of the girls go to college and there
In this week’s lecture Justin Lee came to speak to speak to the class on Careers in Social Work. He led the lecture by discussing his career choices and pathway in which spoke a lot about his academic’s. Justin received his PhD at a college in Richmond, VA and when he was eighteen years old he traveled to Guatemala for academic study. In Guatemala Justin taught classes and visited orphanages where children where. As he grew older after obtaining a PhD he decided to teach classes at Barton College in Wilson, NC for undergraduate students. In his earlier years before the PhD his career wasn’t quite what he expected today. He told the class that he choose to study Sociology because the professor teaching it at the time was really good. Justin
Lyon College fosters mutual respect and understanding among and for all people of different cultures, ethnicities, races, religions, sexual orientations, genders, ages, national origins, socio-economic backgrounds, and physical abilities. It does so by promoting a definition of diversity and acceptance dynamic enough to grow in the future. To ensure such growth, the SGA has created a standing Diversity Committee with a charge that includes the following:
The ACA Code of Ethics preamble directs counselors to honor diversity and “embrace a multicultural approach in support of the worth, dignity, potential, and uniqueness of people within their social and cultural contexts” (American Counseling Association, 2014, p. 3).
It is evident that some form of inductive learning via the acquisition of an advanced level degree, I know very deeply can help me use optimal knowledge competency and apply well-matched cultural values to western interventions as my individual contribution to solutions that address this as an indigenous problem. I currently assess my Masters of Science degree in psychology from Capella University as presenting me as a mini-asset to my current employers, which could be strengthened by tools found within a Capella PSYD curriculum.
As you left your country and came to the United States, you left behind a legacy but continued to create one in a different world. You faced a new chapter in your life when you came to the United States but it was a time where you played a great role in emerging psychology. Because of the gestalt migration was a time where the United States gained great talent. That’s where everything started and many psychologist and professionals started to know more about your work and started to engage and research more on it.
At this point in my life I am eager to continue my education in the hopes of mastering my purpose of helping others. I realize that by way of consequence of difference, the intersectionality of many factors of an individual’s life can lead to negative experiences and this is an aspect of society I hope to change. Also, my dream of opening my own psychology office would not be possible without furthering my education. This degree will allow me to counsel at risk youth and make a difference in their lives. I know that continuing my education through this program will prepare me for the professional practice I will encounter daily and help to lay the foundation of my future as a helpful member of society.