My writing experience about the career paper was more informative than I was expecting. By reading the Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Outlook Handbook (OOH), I quickly realized that there was so much information about a career in medicine, I was not aware of especially with regards to employment and predicted employment rates. However, the most difficult part of the writing process was trying to incorporate personal information into the narrative while using statistics and descriptions from OOH to come up with a coherent essay. For example, with a plethora of personal information and details about factors that has motivated me to pursue a career in medicine, it was difficult to summarize and incorporate information from OOH into my
My life's journey is aspiring to further my education to become a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) as well as acquiring the credentials for Certified Rehabilitation Counselor (CRC). Upon achieving a master’s degree in Rehabilitation Counseling, I plan to apply my skills in a rehabilitation setting focusing on individuals with disabilities. My goal is to make an impact in the lives of many families and to empower these individuals to strive to their fullest potential. Furthermore, I find it gratifying helping individuals reach their goals and most importantly their dreams. I am currently working with the community and volunteering with the Autism Services Clinic at the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley (UTRGV). Assisting children with special needs has been an exceptional
In this reflective essay I will provide an analysis of the counselling session I conducted and recorded. This will include a summary of the session. I will also describe the micro and advanced counselling skills utalised, as well as a critical evaluation of their effectiveness. A discussion of my application of these skills, as well as areas of possible improvement will supported by reference to relevant literature.
September is National Recovery Month. As such, it is a great opportunity to celebrate people who are in recovery. Celebrating someone’s sobriety doesn’t have to be an expensive, or an over-the-top party. Most people in addiction recovery appreciate even small gestures. The following are some activities people in recovery can participate in and maintain their sobriety.
When given this assignment to describe what kind of writer I am, I panicked. I spent hours staring at a blank page, trying to decide whether to fabricate a story, describe my feelings of inadequacy in the area of writing or simply drop this class. The truth is my past is very blurry, I may have been an excellent writer at one time in my life, but the chances of me remembering that are very slim. So this is not so much a story from my life, it is more of the story of why I can’t remember my life.
Recovery programs are a structured combination of individual courses of treatment within a drug and alcohol treatment center. Those recovery programs that are designed using a 12-step model plan elements of treatment that incorporate the 12-step “model of self-change” that is intended to essentially create a new life for the recovering addict. The self-imposed model of change description means that recovery programs, focused on this concept, affect change in the addicted person in ways that positively influence self-esteem, attitude, perception, life style, and behaviors; while encouraging self-actualization and new purpose. 12-step recovery programs teach the addict to: Effectively control cravings, how to talk with unsupportive family and friends, what to expect when encountering
For years, many new and innovative recovery options have sprouted up in response to the growing population of addicts in America. Although each individual program has the same ultimate goal, they each take a different approach. The specific approach taken by each program is what can make or break the success of recovery for an addict. The most popular of these programs are twelve-step programs such as Alcoholics Anonymous. However, twelve-step programs are not the only options available. Despite their popularity, twelve-step programs lack the personal qualities that some secular programs offer. What's more is that these programs do not cater to individual needs and differences, therefore
I received an acceptance from a US MD school during the 2013-2014 cycle. However, as an international student, I was required to deposit all four years’ worth of tuition in an escrow account prior to matriculation, which I was unable to do. While I was aware of the escrow requirement prior to application, I was on track to obtain permanent residency during the application year per my immigration attorney, which would excuse me from this requirement. However, given the uncertain nature of the residency process, this did not, and is yet to, happen. My family and I had recently immigrated from India, and coming up with the escrow amount was impossible at that time. Loans were also only available on a yearly cadence, not for all four years at once.
I have always been fond of science related courses, it was not until I took my lower-division chemistry course that led me to really become more excited for my intended major. My chemistry course allowed me to gain tools for the given coursework, but as well to broaden my mind in everyday scenarios. As challenging as chemistry can be, I was able to stay determined and use many resources to grasp the subjects that we were discussing. Having this determination and mindset to succeed in any tough courses, whether it be calculus, biology, or physics, truly allowed me to stay focused and work diligently to grasp the knowledge and become successful. Another key component that has permitted me to be able to work attentively is the Honors Program. The Honors Program taught me to challenge anything that may seem impossible.
I took my academics seriously and really wanted to show that I can do the work. I wanted to show that I can be apart of the F&M community. I was more involved in my academics because I did all my assignments on time and went to my professors office hours when I needed help. This semester, I used the resources around me and it really helped me. I improved drastically when it came to bettering myself academic wise because I was more confident and had the drive to do better. Dean Snider suggested that going to academic boot camp will help me gain time management and studying skills. I did not want an repair of last semester when I had anxiety during my last week of finals. I wanted to do better, so I did everything possible to help me succeed. I really learned my lesson and is showed that I am capable of doing the work given to me. I just need to put my academics first, instead of trying to be very active all over campus. I like to be involve in many extracurriculars because I am a very well rounded
Watching my youngest sister go downhill was one of the hardest challenges I came across because I went down with her. My sister was diagnosed with an eating disorder and food paranoia. It was just as difficult to our family as it was on her. I realized that her pains became mine. Hours that were dedicated to my education soon were spent at hospitals, anorexia centers, and always being by her side. This challenge indeed affected my academic achievements because although I was not the one psychically sick, I still took on the sufferings because my sister is a part of me. When she did not eat, I did not eat, when her happiness was drained, so was mine and when she started academically doing poorly so did I. Her misery was a mirror reflection
I do believe that Bethel University is a great place to learn about technology and a new a of life. Personal, I find myself using a whole new programs and devices I have never heard of before.
After, reading both articles it is hard to understand why it seems to be a problem when it comes to implementing the programs in the correctional facilities and the community. When the programs work fine on paper. It seems that there needs to be someone that can be the liaison between the correctional facilities and the community. Also, their needs to be a better line of communication between everyone in the correctional facilities, because it seem like everyone is doing their own thing.
Counselling a stranger can be difficult, counselling a friend is fraught with difficulties. I found this practice session particularly challenging as I asked a very old friend to play the part of the client. I understand as a result of this session why being a therapist for family and close friends is not advised. Even though I was playing the role of the counsellor, my inner self was in a constant tug-of-war between being a friend and keeping a professional step back as required by a counsellor. The session took place in the home of the client. Her two-year-old daughter was in attendance. This made the session difficult as we were interrupted throughout. There are times in the taping of the session that required us to stop the filming as
Proper rehabilitation is essential to the individual growth and development of the incarcerated, as it provides the basic foundation of a healthy individual. Each rehabilitation program needs to have different categories built specifically for each inmate to ensure that chance of the program and inmate’s success. Firstly, drug and alcohol rehabilitations are vital to any addict including those in the prison systems. Without the help necessary, inmates will continue to make destructive choices by returning back to their normal ways in the abuse of these substances. Secondly, educational rehabilitation needs to be a necessity in prisons as it drastically increases not only a prisoner’s well being, but also that of their families. Finally, all