This essay will address in subsections the reason why I am seeking a specialization in a license track counseling program. I t will address how I will do my best to obtain experience through volunteer work. I will discuss in detail part of my life experience as well as my interpersonal skills that made an impact on my decision to become a Mental Health Counselor. In addition, I will also explain in details the license requirement that I will need to practice in the state of Florida. This is the state where I want to practice.
1. Rationale for seeking specialization in a license-track counseling program
License counselors are a highly-skilled professional who uses combine traditional psychotherapy and a problem solving approach. These professional counselors create a path for change and find a solution to the problem the client is experiencing. The reason why I am seeking a specialization in a license track counseling program is due to my past experiences. I feel that what I overcame in my past life, I can help others move beyond the obstacles they are experiencing. Therefore, I want to obtain my Masters in the Mental Health Counseling program and attain my license afterwards.
2. Impact of previous employment, volunteer work, and other human service or counseling experiences. This section must address:
Unfortunately, I have not worked or have done volunteer work to gain experience in the counseling profession. However, I will give it my best effort to volunteer in a an office that offers counseling so that I may gain experience that will allow me to better myself as a mental health counselor.
3. Culturally relevant interpersonal skills
I believe I do have interpersonal skills. While growing up as an adolescent my friends, former co-workers, family member, my siblings, and individuals that I encounter on a daily basis open up to me to tell me what they are going through at the moment. I do not only listen to the individual, I give each one my undivided attention. At the same time, I give the person that I am listening to a few suggestions that may alleviate, or resolve the matter he or she is going through. I have been doing this all my life. I get satisfaction knowing that the individual took my suggestions and applied it to his or her life.
The steps I plan to take to further my development in these skills will be to take annually courses in cultural and social studies; as well as any course that I will need to advance in my profession.
4. Self-awareness. This section must address:
The most exciting thing I find about studying counseling psychology is learning how the mind works. To be more specific, I would like to find out what makes people tick and at the same token learn how to calm them down. I like to learn more on how to communicate and motivate others when they feel down and can’t no longer move forward with their goals. I would like to be the person to give them some light. I would like to work in a clinical office setting and...