Described personal journey into the field of counseling. Included: First time the student considered counseling as a career, how life experiences prepared the student to become a counselor, attributes possessed that will make the student an effective counselor, etc.
Must include two sources from peer-reviewed journals no older than 8 years, cited correctly, and included in a reference list. ALL APA rules apply. 2 to 3 pages.
I was a criminal justice major and took intro to psychology as an elective. I fell in love at that moment. I switched my major a month later. That class was all I could think about.
I am originally from a very small town in upstate NY. I have lived in the atlanta, ga area for twenty years. I recall after being here for a few years and then speaking to people up there; when our conversation was over (wow, small town thinking).
When I was blindside by me divorce and all the new situations that occurred. I had two children ages 9 and 12. I was asked to leave the home. We were homeless and cut off from all the accounts. I was thankful for my friends and how they were there for emotional support. After we settled into a house. I had lost everything I knew. I went online immediately and started researching single parent homes and the future set for my children. It was not looking good. I took a class on raising children through divorce. I was out to try and change their statically laid out future. If I was capable of tricking my genetic makeup surely I can raise happy, healthy children with a future.
I made the choice to get an education.
I am very open minded. I am accepting and caring. I know what I see or hear, that it is much more complex than that. There is so much under what we see. I volunteer as much as I can.