Throughout this semester in my Human Services Skills and Methods class I have learned a tremendous amount about myself, the career I am choosing, and the clients that we serve. I learned what it takes to make a great leader, how to participate in a coalition, and what techniques to use within a counseling environment. All of these qualities that I have studied throughout the semester, are going to help me become a better Social Worker, and a better person within society. This class helped me stay motivated to do well in class and to keep my eyes fixed on my goals for my future career. Before I began this class I often wondered why I was always able to self-reflect very easily.
It is the teachers’ job to understand their historical information, principles, and how they both tie to teaching them. I also learned that the types of materials are important when using them in the classroom, due to the fact that some materials go against with student’s culture, which is why teachers need to be cultural competence. This made an impact on me because I didn’t full recognize that there are special limitations that are dealt with student’s cultures. Another class discussion impacted me on how many individuals view the Hispanic cultural context. There were individuals who thought migration of Hispanics affected the economy of the United States for the worst and some for the best.
Social Work involves protecting and helping the needs of families and individuals. Marriage and Family Therapist’s work to help the entire system through evidence based research. Although they may differ, each profession overlap and focus on helping individuals and families. Moreover each profession utilizes skills involving leadership, improving processes, demanding extensive study and requiring the expansion of their knowledge on new developmental research in the field. Most importantly these professions require the skill, knowledge and practice on self-of-the-therapist which is an interventions I have learned to use well.
Being able to learn and grow from our experiences is what makes us unique as a species. Throughout this course, and finally getting a job in the human relations sector I have learned a lot about not only myself but about those around me. I have learned how to identify certain traits and characteristics in people and throughout this course have learned not only how to identify with them but how to interact with them as well. Throughout the barrage of tests that we have taken this semester I was able to identify my particular skill set, as well as the factors that I need to work on to grow as an individual. By learning to address my flaws and weaknesses, it will allow me to become a much more proficient leader in the workplace.
Throughout the entirety of leadership class many different characteristics were discussed. Some of them were more relatable than others, but all could be applied to some aspect of my life. While working with my groups service project we were able to implement these skills, and finally be able to practice them while being a servant leader for the community. When I started this semester volunteering was something very close to my heart, but I lacked the skills to move from volunteer to leader. These characteristics have taught me about the importance of being a servant leader, and one who understands how to correctly work.
After learning about social workers throughout history, I realize there’s multiple ways to help those in need (11). They’ve been able to implement social welfare for the public. The course also challenged me and allowed me to think critically. Whenever I am faced with an issue I know that I should take steps to formulate an opinion. It’s always good to ask questions to clarify anything.
Being passionate about this topic of oppressed populations made me interested in applying for the Springfield College School of Social Work. Its mission describes preparing their students to meet universal human needs based on principles of economic and social justice, dignity, and human rights. I know that I will be helping individuals and families living in high risk populations all throughout my social work career. Having those core values around teaching social work practice and knowledge, Springfield will equip me to excel my current education to make a difference in the future through my practice. I believe that the program and the courses that it offers will help me to develop my understanding of oppressed populations and ways that I can advocate for them at both micro and macro levels of social
Individuals’ perceptions of their life/worth have the power to control the goals that they can carry out and meet. Every day we are learning new things and everyone has his/her own unique ways of learning. My strong desire to help students with their academic, personal, and social needs make me a strong candidate as a school counselor. While completing my undergraduate degree in Early Childhood Program Administration I learned a great deal about myself. I have a passion for learning and want to share and express that love for learning with students.
Everything that I teach should be reflected on. The more that I reflect on my work, I will be closer to becoming an expert teacher. Reflection has the biggest impact on professionalism as a teacher. If I am willing to learn from my strengths and mistakes I will impact my students to strive to the best they
I chose to research on Customer Service Agents because they seem to be needed in most places of business and it was good to know information about them. I chose to research teachers because I plan on becoming a teacher as my career and it was good for me to find out all the important information that I was going to end up needing to know anyways. After researching these careers and the roles psychology has in each, I have realized how important psychology is and how it ends up helping in day to day