When I enrolled into Bryan collage I knew I wanted to work in the psychology field, but not sure what specific area. Honestly, to this day I am still undecided. Working in the school system seems like a job I would enjoy, but there is so much controversy about budgets and cut backs so that scares me a little. I work with children now and their parents so I think I could handle this job daily with no problems. However, I feel drawn to work on the clinical side and have for some time now. There are so many people out there who need help makes me want to join the field that much more. I have nothing but respect for anyone already working in it.
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With the things that I have learned I feel more confident about helping, advising, and talking with people in need. There are many people in different types of facilities and situations that could benefit from my help and advice. Sometime you will hear people state I just need someone to talk to; I think it would help me feel better. This is where I feel I would fit in and help benefit others. I feel there are also more available positions available in the psychology field that could be beneficial to the community. In doing this I feel I can help people become closer to God and this word. I know not all people believe in God, nor want to talk about religion so I would have to ask their permission first before bringing up the subject. If cleared that the client id okay with brining God into the conversation I will do so. I think bringing people closer to him; they can lean on him as well for wisdom, structure, and the right path to travel on. God should be our …show more content…
However, the toll all this has put on my sister’s children has been a lot for them to deal with. Their ages are seventeen, sixteen, and fourteen. It has caused all three of them to act out in multi ways, such as behavior, attitudes, and their actions. They all have been arrested for stealing stupid items and they are always in trouble at school. They have been to juvenile court more than once so now a Camelot case worker has been issued for their case and home. I could go on, but this is the biggest reason I chose this profession. I hope to help my sister first. It will not be easy or a quick recovery, but I’m
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The Psychology career I chose is Counseling Psychologist. A Counseling Psychologist are professionals “ who help individuals strengthen their mental health and get through common life problems with their home, job or social lives” (U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2015, pg.1). Usually Counseling Psychologists find work at schools, businesses, hospitals or mental health clinics. They have to have an experience of a 1-2 year internship to qualify for a license but first they have to earn a Psy.D. The license these counselors obtain varies depending where they live and is needed to “ deliver mental health services and use the title ‘psychologist’” (U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2015, pg.1).Counseling Psychologists have to have good communication skills and analytical skills. Annually, Counseling Psychologist earn about
My College and Career goals include graduating college and getting a job. I wish to attend the University of Alabama. I plan to major in occupational therapy or speech therapy. After I graduate with my bachelor's degree I wish to get my master's degree. After I finish my schooling I want to receive a job that allows me to provide for my family. I wish to receive this job in my degree's field. After receiving this job I wish to improve to reach a leadership role.
I have chosen to enter the field of Mental Health Counseling at this particular time in my life because I would like to learn the skills needed to help people with their life and mental health issues. While attending the University of Saint Joseph during my undergraduate years I took various courses that have led me to making my decision. The courses I took focused on business, biology, social work, and psychology. After graduation I decided to take a year off and gain work experience in customer service and health care. I wanted to experience working with the people in my community. I was hired as a pharmacy technician at a Walgreens in Vernon. Working as a pharmacy technician has been a very rewarding experience for me and I learned a lot about people and their unique needs. I also learned about patient care and how to be pacient and understanding under stressful situations.
My heart remains set on becoming a psychologist and I plan to accomplish that dream in the years to come. For now, I am taking an AP psychology class while I finish my senior year; I decided to get a taste for what the rest of my life will be like. Thankfully, this class has only cleared my vision for becoming a psychologist. I’ve learned that the term “psychology” itself is rather broad. There are many fields and subfields in psychology, not to mention there are psychiatrists and psychoanalysts as well. I’m not sure what field exactly I want to partake in, but I’m hoping that I will be able to make a choice when I attend CU Boulder in the
My subject of attention is school psychology and career choice is school psychology. I have researched this topic and found lots of valuable information to discuss. I will cover all aspects of this career including a definition of what it involves on a day to day basis, why I have chosen this career as my subject of interest, common personality characteristics and values that go along well with this job. I will also talk about the minimum requirements and educational path that must be followed for this career choice along with advancement opportunities. Lastly, I will discuss the leading companies in this area, local perspectives, and present outlooks and salaries that can be expected
Almost my whole life I have wanted to help people with their problems. I have always planned to be a psychologist. I attended Ashford University thinking that I was achieving my dream. It was my last year of school when I gained a deeper, spiritual relationship with God. It was then I stopped attending school not because my dream had changed but because I felt that I needed to help others but with biblical truth. I was not going to get that kind of education there at Ashford, so I began searching and waiting for God to lead me the direction I needed to be. Colorado Christian University can help me achieve my dream and more. I intend to use my experience at Ashford to keep me on track at Colorado Christian University. I feel that while my goal
This has taught me strong leadership, organization skills, and strategic planning. I believe these are beneficial skills to have when working in psychology. This position has shown that driven and passionate about making an impact in my community. As well it shows a strong ability to work with others and the skills to complete large-scale
It was through this insight that I was introduced to counseling psychology and found the clarity I had been searching for. When I applied to the University of Houston, I was not plagued by career indecision, instead I had a plan—in preparation for graduate school, I would major in psychology with the objective of becoming a counselor. The courses I took served to sharpen my critical thinking skills, while my commitment to grasping and applying what I was learning is displayed in my grades within major psychology
Some goals have a large scope. Getting your degree will take some time, for example. Other goals have an open-ended time frame. For instance, if your goal is to become a better musician, you
My current, academic and professional interests and goals are to major in Psychology (BA) and minor in Special Education. Not only is it a future goal, but a current one, I am already in the process as I have been accepted and have committed to San Francisco State University for the psychology program. Reading, writing, focusing, analyzing, and many more learning related activities have never came easy to me, as I have had to deal with minor dyslexia my entire life, and the worst part is that I was completely unaware until my sophomore year of high school, however I have managed to receive help from teachers, tutors, administration, support from my Father, and found courage to be more confrontational with my disability. I've always believed
Ever since I was younger I want to be a police officer. However, my switch to wanting to be an FBI agent happened after I discovered that I will be going to college. Instead of just getting a degree and going to be police officer that I could be without a degree, I decided to use my education for what was worth and to give back on a grander scale. So I chose FBI, this fits my characteristics because the FBI will allow me to use skills that I developed in the military and throughout life to not only make our federal government a safer place, but our local states and cities. Though a Psychology degree, not the only one that will possess when I leave this University is one of the most
We don’t get to choose the families we’re born into. Growing up, I realized there were many fragments of my childhood that I had no control over. Whether it was my brother’s diagnosis of autism when he was three years old. Or my mom’s decision to have my brother and me be raised by my diabetic nana (which meant that instead of being a regular fourth grader, I had to become the caregiver of the family). I couldn’t control the fact that even when my mom did come back into our lives (and not by herself, but with another child) I still was more of the caregiver of the family than she was. And while it might have been easier for most teenagers to just walk away because they knew they deserved better, it was never easy for me. Because walking away meant there would be no one to look after my loved ones. No one make sure my nana has checked her blood
Sitting in the white walled classroom of my junior year English teacher’s classroom, I began to think about the impact the classes I decide to take senior year could have on me. A purple sheet with a plethora of classes was laid out in front of us, and we needed to choose the classes that were most fitting for us to take in the upcoming year. College credit was something I immediately was drawn to. Better yet, psychology courses.
The primary hypothesis of this investigation is that through the decrease of mind wandering, performance in tests, Working Memory Capacity (WMC) and Graduate Record Examinations (GRE) will improve. When the mind is trained to focus on a task, it will lead to the improvement in the results in the academic ability tests, which signifies an improvement in cognitive capacity and performance.