Why I Want to Become a Marriage and Family Therapist Admission Essay by Nicky

Why I Want to Become a Marriage and Family Therapist
An admission essay from an East-Indian student who wishes to pursue a master's degree in psychology at St. Mary's university.
# 149203 | 1,246 words | 0 sources | 2011 | US
Published on Nov 29, 2011 in Education (Higher) , English (Admission Essays) , Psychology (General)

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The writer describes how the success of family counseling in saving her relationship with her mother and a therapist's role in helping her uncle deal with his divorce were the motivations behind her chosen career in marriage and family therapy. The writer relates how her undergraduate experience as a psychology major and her volunteer experience have abundantly prepared her to tackle the challenging studies involved in pursuing this graduate degree. This writer feels that the accredited Marriage and Family Therapy Master's Program at Saint Mary's University will prepare her to become a licensed marriage and family therapist and will prepare her for the future of service to others.

From the Paper:

"As my family and I were waiting for the ball to drop in Times Square this New Year's Eve, we did not realize that a bomb was soon to drop on our family. My uncle's wife had walked out on her husband, taking their daughter, and the couple was planning to file for divorce. At the root of their problems was my aunt's struggle with depression and my uncle's difficulty understanding the magnitude of that struggle. Because divorce has traditionally been frowned upon in our East-Indian culture, the news shocked my family and I perhaps more than it would another individual undergoing similar circumstances. Moreover, we never knew that my aunt was suffering from depression. We were shocked to hear the news, especially since they were married for 24 years and seemed like a picture-perfect family. As I witnessed my uncle's divorce process unfold over the last few months, I watched him undergo immense suffering both physically and emotionally. He became very sorrowful and dejected, both because he had lost his wife and because his child had turned against him on his mother's behest. Day by day, the tension of divorce pulled him closer and closer to depression. However, help for my uncle came in the form of a family therapist. The family therapist aided him in dealing with the emotional implications of his divorce, while encouraging his 14-year-old daughter to understand her father's side of the proceedings. I feel that if the therapist had intervened earlier, he perhaps could have saved their marriage and family."

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