This is why the University of Houston is a great fit for my future career. I am interested in this clinical psychology program over others because of the specific emphasis in neuropsychology, including classes that relate specifically to neuropsychology, research opportunities that focus on neurodevelopment and neuropsychology, and a clinical practica. I am excited about the University of Houston’s connections with diverse and exceptional site placements, including many opportunities in pediatric settings that other clinical psychology programs do not have in abundance. Along with a very close fit for the field that I am pursuing, the University of Houston faculty’s research interests also fit closely to research that I am interested in …show more content…
This is why the University of Kentucky is a great fit for my future career. I am interested in this clinical psychology program over others because of the specific emphasis in clinical neuropsychology. The University of Kentucky’s commitment to preparing their students not just for clinical practice, but also for jobs in research and teaching appeals to me, because I find major benefits in being well prepared in all three areas for future career success. Along with that, the University of Kentucky’s commitment to helping their students find and achieve their passion in their future careers suggests a sense of community and genuine interest in each of their graduate students. The University of Kentucky also offers many options for their students to gain clinical experience. The University of Kentucky is distinctive because of the various organizations that it has connections with, including opportunities with a neuroscience institute and a mental hospital. I also appreciate that the university has a student-led neuropsychology interest group. I look forward to the opportunity to network and converse with neuropsychologist in the community, ask questions, and discuss difficult topics related to neuropsychology. Lastly, the work related to childhood ADHD of the distinguished Dr.
Become a Licensed Clinical Neuropsychologist: My career goal is to become a clinical neuropsychologist. For that reason, I am enrolled in the Ph.D. program in Clinical Psychology at PAU. In addition, I will be applying for the Neuropsychology track at the end of this quarter. Throughout this year and next year, I will be taking the courses related to the neuropsychology track. Hopefully, in my second and third year I will be doing practicums at the Palo Alto VA and the San Francisco Institute on Aging. Those practicums sites will provide me with assessment hours as well as allowing me to be exposed to the populations I want to work with in the future. Moreover, I will be doing my dissertation in a project related to the neuropsychology field. For that reason, now in my second year, I will be having meetings with my advisor in order to narrow my dissertation project. Additionally, I am planning to do my internship in a neuro site. Afterwards, I am planning to do a post-doc in the field. Eventually, I want to go back to Spain and work as a Clinical Neuropsychologist
There are many professional pathways within psychology that an individual may apply themselves to for their career. These include: clinical, forensic, health, and educational psychology. The professional career pathway within applied psychology which will be discussed in this essay is the field of clinical psychology. Clinical psychology aims to reduce the amount of psychological distress an individual experiences and enhance the promotion of psychological well-being. Clinical psychologists attend to both mental and physical health problems including addiction, anxiety, depression, learning difficulties and relationship issues in order to help individuals resolve their problems. Clinical psychologists predominantly work within hospitals, mental health groups and the Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (Clinical | Careers, 2016).
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. I learned about the graduate program with great interest because I would like to offer my skills in the area of psychology to meet students’ psychological needs.
Dr. William Harrar’s career in psychology started at East Stroudsburg University. Dr. Harrar graduated cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology in 1978. He then began using his degree as a residential program worker and then as a program specialist. Dr. Harrar then entered
Despite my dissertation research and previous research experiences, being more wet bench training. The exposure brings uniqueness to my scientific journey as educational neuroscientist. I have been prepared to be self-sufficient, innovative and highly inquisitive individual. My research have trained me in behavioral studies and experimental design. Through my dissertation studies, I gained a profound love for cognitive neuroscience. I sought out opportunities that has allow me to become engrossed in the field such as attending annual cognitive neuroscience conferences, volunteering for Jumpstart, completing CDA training courses and becoming a graduate reviewer for Society for Research in Child Development. My long-term career goal is to become an academic professor on the tenure track at undergraduate or graduate institution. Based on my interests, I would like to teach introduction to neuroscience, developmental neuroscience, cognitive neuroscience or child development courses. In addition, I intend to establish learning development centers for birth through pre-K ages that implement brain-based learning paradigms. The centers will serve as a longitudinal study, the children will be followed from birth through kindergarten
I now find myself wishing to further my passion for psychology while studying abroad in London. I will be taking a Psychology course that will transfer as six hours of upper level three hundred courses. The course I will be taking investigates how school and clinical service delivery operates in the U.K. with a focus on autism spectrum disorders and emotional and behavioral disorders. The University of Westminster is where I chose to study not only because of the diverse history that resonates among the city, but the prestige of the psychology department. At The University of Westminster, the undergrad and graduate psychology programs are all accredited by the British Psychological Society. This opportunity will provide a number of things that will assist in the development of a career in psychology. Studying during the summer will allow me to get ahead and take advanced classes at my home institution that pertain to behavioral psychology while focusing on children. It will be an opportunity to expand my knowledge on a subject I am passionate about learning from
This led me to take additional psychology classes as electives, and eventually this passion to learn more about the brain became so strong that I decided to add a Psychology minor to accent my Medical Laboratory Sciences major. I am very happy with this decision, as it allows me to learn about what I am truly interested in: the human body and human brain, and their endless connections to each other. Neuroscience is a field which encompasses the human body and brain thoroughly, and I am very interested in learning more about it. I am also strongly considering pursuing a career in biomedical research as I recognize its importance for advances in modern medicine, and it is a field which aims to improve lives. On a personal note, I am attracted to entering research as it is intellectually challenging and is constantly evolving. This program is second to none for the experience with researching neurological disorders and stroke that it offers. It would help me solidify my future career plans, as I plan to pursue a Ph.D. in a biomedical field, and have been strongly considering
Everyone who decides to enroll in college must, at some point, think about what area they want to major in. There are many things that students consider when choosing a major. Some make their decision based on what they think can make them the most money once they begin their lives in the work force. However, many students believe that if you choose a major that interests you and challenges you then you can use those skills that can help you in any career. (R. Landrum & S. Davis, 2014) Let’s face it. Employers know that when they hire someone straight out of college they are not immediately going to know
The participants were 238 undergraduate students (75 males and 163 females) in the first year of their degree, aged 17 to 25 years (M = 19.60 years, SD = 2.32). Participants reported no history of neurological or psychiatric illness, and received course credits for participation.
For my twelfth grade Senior Capstone project, I am choosing to do my internship in the field of neurology and neuroscience, with an additional focus on medication and therapy for neurodegenerative diseases. My initial interest in this topic is admittedly quite embarrassing; while flipping through channels one night, I found myself mildly piqued by the (heavily glamorized) TV show Criminal Minds and soon I was following the series religiously and developed an interest in “psychology”. I was able to gain more understanding of this topic when I attended the Duke TIP program the summer before my ninth grade year, delving briefly into criminal psychology and the law. I then spent the rest of that summer volunteering
I recently completed a Master’s degree in Counseling psychology through a mentored low residency program at the American International College in Springfield, MA. As such, I was able to improve my academic skills and obtained practical experience from my clinical internship. My inherent enthusiasm to help others and be a positive difference maker in their lives predisposes me to seek doctoral pursuit as I aim is to develop a more robust understanding of the nuances and complexities surrounding behavior and cognition of human beings. More specifically, I aspire to develop a more
After a thorough review of more than forty Ph.D. programs in clinical psychology, I have chosen to apply to Fielding Graduate University because my goals fit with the program. Due to the knowledge and training specific to clinical psychology that Fielding will provide and the six values that include academic
One of my career plans that I have recently discovered, due to my AP psychology class, is to pursue a degree in psychology. I have been so eager to learn more about psychology, obtaining a degree from Indiana University would set me on a great path to becoming one of my dream jobs, being a clinical psychologist, due to the connections the university has and an amazing psychology program, that will lead me into getting my Phd/Doctorate. I have had many challenges throughout my life that has made it hard to to pursue my education. In my life, I was blessed with a brother and sister, both who have a rare type of Epilepsy, called Dravet Syndrome. Many times, either of my siblings would have seizures, when I would be at school or studying later
Neuropsychology is the study of brain-behavior relationships (Barkley, 1983). It is the scientific study of the association between the different structures and physiological processes of the nervous system and the behavior of organisms (Barkley, 1983). The focus of this particular field in psychology is not just pertaining to humans as research on infrahumans consistently provides simple scientific information and data from which research ideas on humans will be drawn/ concluded from (Barkley, 1983). For example, research that was conducted on rats involved giving amphetamines to the rats with given closed head injuries yielded the option of exploring the use of stimulant drugs in helping the recovery of adults and children that have experienced accidental closed head trauma (Barkley, 1983). The field includes the study of developmental changes of the nervous system and it’s behavioral parallels as well as the effects of experimental and also accidental changes of the nervous system on the behavior of an individual (Barkley, 1983).
Dr. William Bob is a fifty one year old licensed psychotherapist who has his own private practice. William is happily married to a primary school teacher and has 3 kids. William was born in Poland, but moved to Canada with his parents in his early childhood. Both of his parents were doctors and they were the ones who fostered this drive to work in a field of assisting people, however because William always felt a little disconnected from the exact sciences, during high school he made a decision to study psychology instead. “ I knew all along that I want to become a psychologist and that is what often helped me when I had a hard time seeing the light at the end of the tunnel” says Dr. Bob.