What I want to be. I want to be a Mental Health Counselor, or Marriage and Family Therapist. This career interest me a lot. I’ve always believed that I can relate to a lot of people's problems because i’ve been through similar situations in life. I would understand what they are going through. There are many careers that interest me, but two that I am most serious about are Mental Health Counseling or Marriage and Family Therapist or a Social Worker.
Christopher Lalli Dr. Colleen Irwin English 102 AS49 27-NOV-2014 Word count: ID Number: 3019387 Essay Topic 2 Families play a large role in the lives of every person to ever live. If one is born without a family, their lives will be much different than one who is born with a family, whether that family has a positive influence on said person or not. Every member of a family shapes a person’s identity, especially when they are growing up. If a child grows up with irresponsible parents that do not care for their child or adhere to their needs, the child will most likely grow up to become a person of a similar fashion with similar characteristics as their parents because that is all they have experienced and that is the only way that they
Counseling is a relatively young profession when compared to other mental health professions. In my brief personal and professional experience with the field, I have come to define counseling as a process of engagement between two people, both of whom are bound to change through a collaborative process that involves
Multiple years of research and field experience as well as my undergraduate coursework in Psychology, Counseling, and General Education has provided me with ample skills to be successful at the graduate level in the School Psychology program offered at Francis Marion University. Working within the school system with students
My career goals are to become at license professional counselor, license chemical dependency counselor and a certified crisis counselor who specializes in trauma and career counseling. The steps I will take to achieve my career goals are, finish my degree and pass the required exams required by the state of Texas. In addition, I have to take 3, 000 supervised hours for the state of Texas to be license as a professional counselor. Since, I already have my LCDC-I, I just need 4,000 supervised hours to complete my chemical dependency counselor license. My personal growth is; I would like to growth as a professional counselor. I want to be able to be knowledgeable in the different approaches that I uses doing my practice. I believe the best way
My Vision as a Psychology Practitioner-Scholar Introduction Psychology has always fascinated me, learning about classical conditioning (Ivan Pavlov), personality the id, ego, and superego (Sigmund Freud), were all interesting subjects in my high school introduction to psychology class. This subject was very interesting that it planted a desire that I had never forgotten, the desire of wanting to be a psychologist. The dysfunctional home environment in which I grew up also played a role in my decision. Although, I presently I hold a BA in Information Systems, I decided to return to school for my masters in psychology, since it was my first love. Choosing clinical psychology with a specialization in forensic was an easy decision, I love psychology and learning about the law of our country and the United Kingdom. One of my favorite past times is watching television shows old and new alike, such as Perry Mason, The Good Wife on CBS, Law and Order/Special Victim Unit on NBC, and Damages on Netflix. Television shows in the United States and the United Kingdom are not my only pass time, I love to cook, growing up in a Jamaican household undoubtedly allowed me the ability to learn to cook, some of their main dishes such as ackee and salt/cod fish, escovitch fish, curry chicken and much more. My mother also taught me to cook Italian dishes, and within the last three years I’ve learned to bake challah bread. The field of psychology is important to because I hope to comprehend violence
Becoming a mental health counselor wasn't an easy decision to come about. Hard to become prior to choosing to be a mental health counselor I have a desire to be a special-education teacher, specialize in working with children on the asperger's spectrum of autism. The reason I decided to
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.
We as people live at intersections. We have multiple identities that form the complex people that we are. It is important when providing services to others that we acknowledge and respect those intersections. As a woman of color, a Chicana, oldest child from a working class family who was the first and only person in my family to graduate from college I see the world through many different lenses. Through the MSW program at St. Catherine University – University of St. Thomas I hope to continue my education, use my unique experiences, and pursue my long term career goal of working in the mental health field providing therapy to individuals and families. If accepted to this program I would like to apply to be considered as an Area of Emphasis
Politics is defined by Webster dictionary as, “the activities, actions, and policies that are used to gain and hold power in a government or to influence a government.” I aim to one day work in our government and influence lives in a positive manner. I want to help create a sound government in any way possible. Intellectually, I yearn to learn more about the processes in government, to overall aid in my professional goal of being a successful politician.
Exploring Psychology Careers Destiny Brotherton PSY 305 May 4, 2015 Dr. Jon Stern Exploring Psychology Careers Although there is an inordinate amount of diverse types and areas of specialization in psychology, such as Clinical Neuropsychology and School Psychology, the overall idea is the study and research of the human mind and behavior. Psychology is known to aid those who suffer from a variety of mental illnesses while also helping people to comprehend better the mind and how exactly the brain operates; some believe such study is both ineffective and unethical. Majoring in psychology opens the door for various career opportunities since “there are over 200 classified forms of mental illnesses” that are “on a continuum of
Extra Credit 1: Exploring Careers in Psychology The psychology career I am interested in is Clinical psychology specializing in the military (Military psychology). An educational background in psychology is necessary for this career because as a clinical psychologist you need to have some type of background of psychology and the different types of therapies. What made me so interested in this career was the fact that most times psychologists try to treat vets more than active soldiers and there has been research about helping active soldiers as well, so the problem doesn’t progress. What also made me make up my mind up about this career was my friend Hunter. Hunter suffered from PTSD after his two bad ops and his unit Humvee was ran over an
The events in my life that have influenced my educational goals were having children. After I graduated high school I attended a junior college with the intention and plan to become a child psychologist. After a couple semesters and some early childhood education courses I started working in preschools and put college on hold. I met my husband, had two wonderful children and was a stay-at-home mom. Once my oldest children started high school and we began looking at colleges for them to attend, I felt the need to try and finish my psychology degree. I did attend an on line university, completed my AS degree in para education and began working on my bachelor’s degree in psychology. However, I put my education on hold once more to have time for
Psychologists are very important people; they help millions of people with their everyday struggles and problems that they have to deal with. Not only do psychologists help people with problems that they cannot handle on their own, they also are scientists who study human minds and behaviors.
Career and College Research Paper I believe that the answers to the greatest questions and problems in life could be gained through a better understanding of the human mind. Psychology is a study of human behaviors and trying to understand why we do the things we do. Because of this I would be interested in a career in psychology though there are many different career fields within psychology. I would be most interested in a career in health psychology though there’s an extensive learning process. It is important to understand the education or training requirements,skills,and talents needed salary and benefits offered and duties for a particular career when making this decision.