Michigan School of Professional Psychology

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My interest in the field of Psychology began during my sophomore year of high school when I started working as a Peer Educator for the S.A.V.E. (saving adolescents via education) program. This position trained me to educate Detroit’s inner city youth about sexual responsibility while advocating community participation into the program. This experience gave me the opportunity to build relationships with local teens and their parents. This was a great experience and it made me realize how much I enjoyed helping others; at that moment I decided to pursue a career in the Psychology field. I remember completing a paper in my senior year which focused on how clients responded to the difference between African American and Caucasian Psychologists therapeutic techniques. During my research I discovered there was not a major difference in the techniques used, during sessions, however clients responded better to therapy when his/her psychologist shared similar cultural backgrounds. This finding, combined with the limited number of minority psychologists further convinced me that a career in psychology would be perfect for me. My final wave of inspiration came in the summer of 2006 when I became an Office Aide at an Adult Foster Care home in Highland Park Michigan. While employed there my supervisor strongly encouraged me to attend a self-help seminar, while there I met another attendant who was there to improve her relationship with her 23 year-old daughter. She stated her daughter was a hard-working responsible woman who worked really hard at the family business. However, she couldn’t understand why her daughter constantly spent time with her friends all the time. I explained to her that it was perfectly normal for her daughter to spend ...

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...Geared towards helping to establish spiritual, financial, and social independence via educational programs. There will be assistance to child (ren) as well. After fulfilling these goals I plan to enroll into a culinary arts program during my leisure time. Once completing my mentioned goals and implementing my organization I am confident, I will be well equipped with knowledge and experience needed to successfully open up a multi-cultural restaurant. Although these goals may seem overwhelming to some, I’m confident my drive and determination will be my fuel during my anticipated journey. The Michigan School of Professional Psychology is a strong historical institute that understands the importance of approaching every individual as a human being instead of a statistic. These are the reasons l why the Michigan School of Psychology is my dream school of choice.

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