I desire to partake in the hidden jewel of academia, the unremitting realm of psychological research. Early on, I knew I had to seek opportunities that would help strengthen my entrance into the field of Clinical Psychology. While obtaining my undergraduate degree I gained exposure to different areas of psychological research, some of which heightened my interests and motivated me to seek higher education. While attending Hampton University I worked on research with Dr. Spencer Baker and Dr. Zina McGee. Dr. McGee supervised my research involving incarcerated women and their relationships with their children, as well as effective programs provided to them as resources upon release.
I believe my qualities and experiences in different skills makes me suited for a career in clinical psychology, I have a common interest in mental health and I have gained interpersonal, communication and all different skills when investing my time in working and volunteering in different places to become a clinical psychology. In the past I considered being a child nurse but after a while of thinking, I realised that it is not for me as I do not like some of the roles that a child nurse has. Once I finish my applied psychology, I intend to find paid experience for two or three years then I intend on applying for a post graduate training course in clinical
Other skills incl... ... middle of paper ... ...essional role as a mentor. CONCLUSION There is a need to recognize that once one takes on the role of mentor, they will need these enabling traits, thus knowing which best suits the student’s development. Being a mentor has given me the opportunity to develop learning skills in my clinical practice that will contribute to students learning and hence my professional developing as a nurse educator in the future. The lessons that I learned regarding been a good mentor is the ability to transfer my knowledge and enthusiasm to students and junior staff and guide them towards succeeding. My student developed a friendly relationship with me and gained a lot of respect for the help I provided.
My motivation also derived from my childhood, clinical placements, experience of my preceptors and the knowledge of my advisors. Having the opportunity to be taught by faculty that encourages the students by showing support in post graduate studies and programs was beneficial motivator. Early in my childhood I was faced with task that many adults could not undertake. I had thirteen years of personal experience with disabilities from my mother who has Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). Giving medication, going to appointments and, listening to doctors who were specialists in internal medicine and rheumatology increased my knowledge and education at a very young age.
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.
My career focus is in clinical psychology, with research and practice interests in social and personality psychology. I can see myself working in a private practice, treating a range of disorders, from severe schizophrenia to mild depression. I see myself volunteering services to low-income community clinics and VA hospitals. With that being said, I am looking forward to the experiences I will gain in graduate school that will expand my career interests and goals, and I can say with complete sincerity, that I hope that school is Adler School of Professional Psychology.
My high school psychology course intrigued my desire to pursue psychology in college and the courses offered at State University furthermore solidified my interest to continue in this field. I took a particular interest in theories of personality and upon completing cognitive psychology, I wish to obtain a clinical neuropsychology certificate in conjunction with a doctor of psychology in clinical psychology. Throughout my work experience in a market research phone room center, I have encountered many personalities and had the ability to observe how their social contexts has shaped and affected each individual. I am interested in learning and obtaining a better understanding of how various social factors affect individuals. As a part of my undergraduate work, I conducted an independent research project examining trust and attachment style as possible factors that influence conflict resolution.
I have also helped my peers in college by providing tutoring through a program for first generation freshmen and students of color. This program is important to me, because I got to help students achieve success in challenging courses. These experiences will help me be a great physician, because they have taught me to appreciate people that are different than me, have helped me gain patience, and have provided me with skills it takes to help
It was all so exciting, so interesting, and so theoretical. Wh... ... middle of paper ... ...ething similar. The confusion, fear, doubt, anger. I finally felt like I had the capacity to show empathy and understanding to patients and that medical school would help me to advance this ability From my utter ignorance on the first day of University, to the dark cloud of despair that hovered above me, and finally through to my diagnosis and new understanding, the desire to be a physician has always been with me. Studying for a final.
program in Clinical psychology with a concentration in Neuropsychology. I aspire to become a proficient Clinical Neuropsychologist in a hospital or private practice and later, hopefully open my own research center. I am fascinated by the complexity of the human brain and its endless capabilities. I yearn to continue learning about the brain and apply the knowledge I have gained to improving the quality of people 's life. With this in mind, conducting research is an imperative aspect of any psychology graduate program.