Essay on Goal Statement for Capella University

1292 Words Nov 30th, 2012 6 Pages
Application for Clinical Graduate Degree in Counseling

By: Rosalind Sims

Rationale for Seeking Specialization in a Clinical Counseling-Related Program
I would like to pursue counseling as my career and become a successful leader in the field. I have always had a passion to assist people in emotional distress. As a qualified professional in the counseling field, I would be able to identify their problems as well as offer them the most appropriate solutions that may help them deal with their situations. However, working as a professional counselor requires that I possess the relevant skills and knowledge that would enable me to offer quality services in which I think that I can obtain the skills at Capella University. As a
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I assisted youth members that had various difficulties such as domestic problems, emotional traumas, alcoholism, educational problems and people with low self-esteem among many others. These experiences have strengthened my conviction in the need to pursue a clinical graduate degree in counseling.
Culturally Relevant Interpersonal Skills
As a student at Capella University pursuing a clinical graduate degree in counseling, I perfectly understand the importance of cultural competence. By ensuring that I am culturally competent, I would be able to comprehend well the culturally relevant information and facts relating to a client’s culture to facilitate skillful intervention that would bring positive change through my counseling. For this reason, I am always keen to handle all people in a respective manner irrespective of their religion, ethnicity, age, socioeconomic status, sexual orientation or gender among other differences. To develop multicultural competency, I would have to assess the cultural awareness needs so as to have a better and more accurate understanding of people from different backgrounds, then, I would develop multicultural knowledge resources and lastly work on improving on my multicultural skills. These would help me find a common ground between the different groups or individuals that I would have to work with as well as create a firm foundation for both interpersonal and intrapersonal harmony. In

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