University 's Master Of Social Work Program

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On August 8, 2014, I relocated to Fayetteville, North Carolina from Bahama, North Carolina to attend Fayetteville State University’s Master of Social Work Program. Fayetteville, North Carolina’s significant military population and the academic program offered many opportunities to students interested in researching and practicing with military personnel and their families initially generating an interest for me in the program. Within the first twenty-fours of living in Fayetteville, North Carolina, I had the opportunity to experience the military culture and the pride that residents exhibited for military personnel. I observed military personnel in uniforms, multiple car magnets that stated, “we support our troops”, military discount signs…show more content…
I have enrolled to complete five courses during the summer, and upon completion, I will have completed the Substance Abuse Certificate Program at Fayetteville State University. In addition, I am a member of the National Association of Social Workers and I have enrolled in several online social work military courses. My volunteer experience includes Urban Ministries and a field placement within Myrover-Reese Fellowship Homes, Inc. I assisted with direct care relations as a community café volunteer within Durham, North Carolina’s Urban Ministries facility from August 2005 until May 2009. Serving breakfast and lunch to residents, that lived within the facility, and other individuals that were in need of food. In addition, I worked alongside the Hope-Believe Recovery program residents who were in a six-month substance abuse rehabilitation program for female and male adults that were homeless. Myrover-Reese Fellowship Homes, Inc. field placement allotted me the ability to gain a significant amount of experience in working with the military, substance abuse, and mental health populations. Myrover-Reese Fellowship Homes, Inc. allowed me the capability to complete assessments, screen applicants, facilitate group sessions, have one-on-one interactions, become skilled and knowledgeable when utilizing Motivational Interviewing (MI) and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), and attend VAMC trainings on topics such as
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