Throughout school, I was never sure of myself or what I wanted to do with my life, or what I would study once I graduated. I always believed that time would help me decide what I should do. I also believed that my interests will guide me in my journey to success. We’ve heard it over and over that we need to have interests in order to start living with intention; that meaningful lives can be created through following one’s interests. In my opinion, education without interest is useless, ineffectual because I believe that interest is one of the key driving forces. Personal growth, overcoming challenges, personal development must have passion and interests at its foundations. And without interest one can never excel in any field. Yet, while true to some extent, it’s also a myth, because interests alone is simply not enough. However, I do feel that if you have the interest, you are bound to work hard enough to make yourself better at anything you do. Being passionate and interested about something is great, but it’s rendered meaningless unless we have the courage–the conviction–to actually do something with it.
I was first interested in psychiatry in high school we had a tour to a psychiatric hospital and we got to interview patients and observe them and I observed this one very sad men sitting in the yard not looking around very catatonic. Another men I watched indoors he was chasing a file that doesn’t exist these were really unhappy people who obviously and by that time I discovered that the worst kind of pain humans can suffer is not actually physical pain but emotional pain so that really deeply tight me into suffering from a lot of emotional pain psychiatry. I became interested in becoming a psychiatrist. Because I had a real interest in people, why they do what they do, why they think how they think, why they feel the way they feel. The other reason I want to study Psychology, because I wanted to help. I think this was partially down to a lot of my friends in school being upset and attempting suicide. I felt that I wished so much that people wouldn't get to such a point of sadness that they wanted their life to end. I wanted to help those people.
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Patrick Combs' talks about how important it is for one to admit their interests and what they enjoy doing in life in order to acheive success and determine their passions. Throughout his book I noticed that he often reffers to the importance of following passions and dreams. Combs describes passions as "the greatest treasures you'll ever find." Combs' tells the reader that they must determine what they enjoy doing. Combs' teaches that one can find their intereest by using their "built in compass," and trusting their emotions. Once their interests are found the next step is pinpoint their true aspirations.
“To study the abnormal is the best way to study the normal” (William James). Psychiatrists never give up on any of their patients and always help anyone who asks for it. Psychiatrists have a never ending work schedule. Sometimes their patients call them even without an appointment because they are really struggling and they have to go talk to them. Psychiatrists also have to get at least eight years of school and an additional three or more years of an internship (“Career Information Center” 142- 43) . Psychiatrist must also have good communication skills. If they do not then their patient will feel like they do not care about them and they are not listening and the psychiatrists will be putting even more pain and pressure on them (Social Skills Training) . Even though psychiatrists must go through many years of school and training, all of their hard work is pays off knowing that they help people every day.
When I first started college I was a psychology major. The more psychology related classes I took the more I realized that it was not what I wanted to major in. I took a social work class just to see how I would like it and I love it ! Every time I went to class I felt like I could make a difference and help others. Even though I could of made a difference by helping others by getting a psychology degree, I realized that my true passion was to be a social worker.
It is hard to pinpoint the exact moment I knew I wanted to become a psychologist because as previously stated, the journey is complex and dates back to my childhood. When I was four years old, my parents adopted my 14 year old cousin after both her parents passed away. Her father died of AIDS while in
Education is one of the most important aspects of life. Recently I read a story named “The Allegory of the Cave” by Plato, the great philosopher. The main point of the story is to reach a heightened sense of education, and then educate those in the dark. “... education is the craft concerned with doing this very thing, this turning around, and with how the soul can most easily and effectively be made to do it” (2016, p. 5). Nothing would ever be achieved without education; no progression would ever happen. My final item on my list is: hobbies. Having a hobby or activity that you regularly do is very important because it keeps you active. My favourite hobby is to go spearfishing. I go almost every day when I am on vacation in Puerto Rico. If it weren’t for my hobbies, I would most likely have no friends or not have any motivation to do anything else in
Through this same lens, I chose to take classes that helped diversify what I learned so I always stayed interested and never found class tedious, just as Curious George would in his adventures. Outside of school, I keep myself in check by traveling and trying new things because on top of my natural curiosity, I am a true explorer. Like George, I love the enjoyment of participating in what life has to offer, even though it may cause mischief along the way. After all, satisfying curiosity is one of the greatest sources of happiness in
Few years back when a life changing event took place and I moved here I never thought that I will go through these many obstacles in order to live my dream. My commitment to Psychiatry has a long history, I started seeing myself as a successful physician when I was in 3rd year of my medical school and my niece was diagnosed with epilepsy following birth asphyxia, it was not only a traumatic moment for me but the whole family went into shock and severe depression. My sister-in-law even consulted a Psychiatrist. Coping with this situation on a daily basis was not easy and me being attached to her so much, had my goal of life directed toward helping my family. With the passage of time I got Involved in this field more and more. So, instead of focusing on a basic science subjects like many of my pre-med colleagues, my personal experience dragged me towards this field of medicine. After going through that difficult situation, I have realized that nothing is possible with a stressed
I observe people around me and try to as well understand their actions and why they react the way they do in certain situations. The more I realized that I like to help people with their problems, the more I realized that I was in the right field to help people understand their own life better. I don’t always have the answers but, I do what it takes to understand a situation more so that I am able to get the answers. I believe that my purpose is to help people understand their life a little better and speak great over their lives. I would mostly like to help children out so that I am able to help them understand their feelings. Children are usually more vulnerable than anyone else in the world. Becoming a practitioner scholar in this field means learning about different mental illness so that I am better prepared when I encounter different patients. I took and abnormal psychology class where we briefly went over each mental disorder but I would like to be able to go more in depth. During my time in this class we did several case studies, where I learned to diagnose different clients and give possible treatments. I would like to go beyond this method and learn more as I get more into clinical psychology. Also I would like to indulge more in
My specialization is to work as a therapist in a prison setting and provide social change to them and society. This all started to interest me is when I reflect on what I had learned through my own struggle in life. It then got me thinking about working with clients who have been misdiagnosed. With that said I see a career as a counselor in mental health can be both challenging and stimulating. I hope to continue to work in an area where I can provide counseling and have a positive impact on those I serve and contribute relevant experience and educational background to a challenging counseling position. The reason I choose this is because it fits my personal goal to help those who have struggled in making choices such as myself because either the lack of support through social or family influence. As a professional is to assist those in the prison setting find acceptance and closure to why they have done what they have done while conducting counseling sessions with prison inmates. Due to societies thoughts most of the inmates have had too little discipline or too much, they come fro...
My first semester in college, I took a Psychology 101 course and immediately knew I wanted to work in this field. I was drawn into different theories and how individual’s minds work. I always believed I was born to help others and guide them to success in life. I desire to help others because of my own personal struggles with mental illness. My unique perspective on mental illness allows me to empathize on a different level with individuals. I desire to give back and support to the community the way it was there for me during my dark times. I was lucky to have known from the start that psychology was my interest. I am excited to continue my education in the counseling field and become a future Clinical Mental Health Counselor.
There are hundreds of different careers in the medical field ranging from neurosurgeons to nurse practitioners. Psychiatry deals specifically with the diagnosis and treatment of mental, behavioral, and emotional ailments. The main purpose of a psychiatrist is to help people coop with issues and stress in their environment that make it difficult to lead a normal and healthy lifestyle. These issues may arise from abuse, addiction, mental disability, disease, or physical injury. It is the psychiatrist’s job to ensure the patient can maintain a healthy attitude and continue to provide for themselves. A Psychiatrist may choose to specialize in many sub classes of mental health including children and adolescents, geriatric psychiatry, addiction, and pain management. While requiring an intense and difficult education, the occupation in psychiatry is one that offers meaningful, fulfilling work and a high-end salary.
Ever since I was in middle school I was fascinated by the world of psychology. The thought of being able to get into someone’s mind by merely speaking them through it intrigued me terribly and I was just so amazed by all of the different areas of it I didn’t know for a couple of years what I wanted to do in that field specifically, but I knew I was meant to be a psychologist of some sorts. I knew I was meant to help people with their mental issues and illnesses in the way I was helped which eventually led me to clinical psychology. “Clinical psychology is the branch of psychology concerned with the assessment and treatment of mental illness, abnormal behavior and psychiatric problems.” (Cherry, Kendra. "Clinical Psychology - What Is Clinical Psychology”) To sum it up, a clinical psychologist is someone who diagnoses people to help them find out what issue they have mentally; like how a doctor would diagnose a patient with a physical disease I would be helping a patient with their mental ailment. To do this I will have to go through many years of schooling but I know in the end it will be worth it if I can have a worthwhile career such as this one.
Psychology has big role in my future career because I will be working with patients every day and I need to understand them and help them. Things I learned in this class are the most important things that helps me achieve my goals. If I understand basics of human behavior, I will better able to understand and treat patients. I want to understand my patient’s emotional needs and reactions in order to communicate with them. Most of all, I need them to trust me because patients who trust their doctors are more likely to open up with their symptoms and problems. For example: young patients may be more afraid than adults. They may have difficulties in understanding their illness. Doctor can apply his/her knowledge of child development and psychology and relate to the young patients in a way that is helpful for both of them. Moreover, it also helps me see how patients are describing their illnesses. Most of the patients describe their illness in a negative way and only few are optimistic. So psychology plays really big role in medical
The “roots” of education, meaning actually going to school, studying, making great grades, and giving it your best, are bitter and tiring. Those students that have not yet become uninterested in learning are the ones that have seen past the strife in the beginning and have the rewarding end in mind.