The Pursuit Of Happiness By The Declaration Of Independence Essay

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The Pursuit of Happiness The Declaration of Independence declares that life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness are inalienable rights that have been bestowed to all humanity by its Creator. While Americans enjoy the benefits of life and liberty, the pursuit of happiness seems to lead many down a road that ends in a very unhappy state. That state of despondency, in which many people of our nation seem to have found themselves, is having a devastating effect on the quality of life of individuals and families, workplace environments, social interactions, etc. The various fields of psychotherapy are needed now more than ever. Of all of the notable areas of psychology, psychotherapy is the sphere that seeks to minister to the heart of our country, the family. For this reason, counseling in particular is the vocation I would like to pursue. Psychotherapy puts into action the scientific evidence that has been discovered about human consciousness and behavior by many other sectors of psychology. Most of the careers in psychotherapy require a master’s or doctoral degree in a particular field of psychology. Some of the main vocations in this line of work as discussed in the course text are: clinical psychologists, counseling psychologists, psychiatrists, clinical or psychiatric social workers, psychanalysts, counselors, and psychiatric nurses. Each of these address emotional or behavioral issues that are hindering a person or group’s quality of life, and then prescribe…

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