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Master’s Psychology, Working With Troubled Youth

I always intended to ‘make a difference’ with my life rather than to merely ‘make a living’. Since childhood, I have been fascinated by how the mind works and in the differences between individual reactions to similar challenges. Since I discovered that Psychology exists at the age of eight, I have wanted to study it. I have never wavered in this decision and have never regretted it.

An initial goal of helping distressed adults has changed over time as I became increasingly fascinated by the criminal mind. I have undertaken significant private study in this specialism and feel that I can maximise my utility to society by acquiring the specialist skills and knowledge offered in this course of study. I am particularly interested in working with young offenders in order to help them to understand and overcome the urge to offend.

I am employed in helping children to recognise and achieve their academic and personal potential and find this work highly satisfying and it has confirmed me in my ambition to work with troubled young adults.

I am particularly drawn to the program at XXU because of its excellent reputation in teaching this subject and the modules available which are so relevant to my goals, particularly ‘Young People in the Criminal Justice System’. I am also aware of the fact that the prestigious faculty includes many with professional experience in my area of interest. Friends who have studied at XXU have assured me that the program will provide the challenging but supportive academic environment that I seek.

I obtained an excellent degree in Psychology which provides an assurance of my academic ability and potential, and is an excellent foundation for this specialist course. I have given significant time and effort to charitable endeavours. I was raised to believe that helping others is an obligation rather than a choice and I now seek to acquire the skills and knowledge to enable me to do this on a life-long and professional basis.

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Masters Admission: Counseling Psychology

Sample 1st Paragraph for the MA in Mental Health Counseling, Nurse Doula

My current position as a birth doula, the pregnant woman’s coach, counselor, and perhaps most importantly ‘advocate’, has resulted in the discovery of my calling in life. I enjoy the fact that the word ‘doula’ originated from the Ancient Greek δούλη meaning female servant or slave because this speaks to my total devotion to the women whom I serve, along with their families, before, during, and after delivery. I hope to make the role of the doula a central focus of much of my research in your Mental Health Counseling Program at XXXX College, unlocking secrets and intellectual treasures concerning her role across cultures and throughout history.

Sample 1st Two Paragraphs Masters Mental Health Counseling

As I approach my graduation next month, May 2014, I find myself increasingly animated and driven to continue on with my education in psychology at the graduate level. Throughout the course of working towards my BS in Psychology, while engaging passionately with a broad range of issues, I have found myself drawn, in particular, to our investigation into the nature of anxiety and the range of treatments that exist for this disorder. I hope to publish in this area at some point when my career advances.

I want very much to become a mental health counseling professional for a variety of reasons, especially my personal, intellectual fascination with psychology. Another factor has been wrestling with and making great strides towards the resolution of my own problem with anxiety. My profound disappointed and adverse reaction to anti-anxiety medication, in particular, has inspired me towards a thoroughgoing and dedicated search for creative solutions to this challenge in our field,  all of which I find extremely exciting.