Essay #1 ( One objective of the state stipend program is to recruit students who know and understand the underserved communities served by the public mental health system. Explain how you meet this objective)
I understand the struggle underserve communities, such as minorities face because I am part of that population. I grew up in a poor neighborhood were resources were limited and we struggle to get access to government health agencies. There is a need of competent counselors who are able to understand underserve communities especially, professionals who are able to speak another language. I have seen the struggle my clients have finding a therapists that speaks Spanish. As a Latino ...view middle of the document...
Becoming aware of other’s cultural values has helped me be a better therapist. Finally, coming from a Latino family I am able to understand how important culture is for every client.
Essay #3 (One objective of the state stipend program is to promote the academic and clinical preparation of MFT students. Explain how you meet this objective)
My commitment to my profession is extremely important. I obtained a B. A. in psychology in 2012, then I went straight to my master’s degree in Clinical psychology with an emphasis in marital and family therapy. I decided to get my master’s in clinical psychology, because I wanted to have training in research and psychopathology. My academic program focuses on creating culturally diverse therapists that could help diverse cultures. In my master’s degree. I had several classes focus on the importance of having knowledge of other cultures. I learned that each culture requires a different treatment in order to be effective. In the academic process we learned a lot about psychopathology and evidence based practices effective with diverse populations. I have received the best training possible were our focus is always the patient and we must never give up on them because we can make a difference in their lives.
Essay #4 (One objective of the state stipend program is to promote public mental health practice as a long term career option for MFT graduates. Explain how you meet this objective)
I entered the psychology field because I wanted to help people especially communities living in poverty. As a Spanish speaker therapist, I believe I can help underserved communities get the mental help they need. The public mental health is in...