Reflection Essay

explanatory Essay
909 words
909 words

I have set very high goals and to accomplish them seems daunting at times. The process of having to finish your BS in Psychology then transfer to a different college to complete ones Masters can seem extremely dark at times almost like there is no end in sight. So once I complete my masters my goal is to get my counseling degree in this state. Then I would like to work a few years with Veterans hopefully at the VA while I do that and progress more on learning outside of the classroom I will be continuing my education to become a Psychiatrist. Futhermore once all education has been completed I want to open my own private practice that focuses on the well-being of Veterans. Throughout this course the purpose has been to do research involving …show more content…

In this essay, the author

  • Explains that they will research topics of interest in the field of psychology and update themselves with new developments every day.
  • Opines that they will always take care of their own personal mental health because if you don't your no good to your clients in this profession.
  • Opines that they will not settle on one specific career and will constantly strive to advance their career.
  • Explains that they will learn to not judge themselves to badly when they don't get the grade they intended for an assignment because they had never done that specific assignment.
  • Explains that they have set very high goals and want to open their own private practice that focuses on the well-being of veterans.
  • Explains that post-traumatic stress disorder is a severe and complex disorder precipitated by exposure to psychologically distressing events.

The worst thing you can do is turn what a client has told you and putting it on your shoulders to burden yourself with. By doing this you’re not helping your client or yourself and in the end no one wins. When it comes to working in the field of Human Services you need to understand that taking care of yourself and talking to someone else to get things off your chest will help reduce your risk of burnout. So take vacations, learn when you need a break, talk to a counselor, yoga or other activities that will take your mind off your job for a few minutes even an hour or two, and by all means don’t beat yourself up if you need to take time for …show more content…

To understand how PTSD has affected the military coming back from war let me briefly explain a little about when PTSD was actual recognized in the military. Post-traumatic stress Disorder (PTSD) is a severe and complex disorder precipitated by exposure to a psychologically distressing event. PTSD first appeared in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Psychiatric Disorders (DSM-III) in 1980, (American Psychiatric Association 236-8) arising from studies of the Vietnam War, and of civilian victims of natural and man-made disasters. (Schnurr, Friedman, Bernardy 877-89). However, the study of PTSD dates back more than 100

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