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Masters Degree in General Psychology

My goal for the past 10 years is to become a psychologist. I feel this goal can be accomplished

through a Masters Degree in General Psychology. Furthermore, for the past 10 years, I have worked

hard to learn as much as I can about this industry. I have worked as a volunteer with the Department

of Corrections. While with the Department of Corrections, it was our responsibility to ask questions

of the offender, such as how they would curtail their life and or activities based on the offence they

were charged with. We would then evaluate and analyze the response in writing and eventually

present this evaluation to the court along with a sentence recommendation. Furthermore, since

working full time as a Certified Nursing Assistant at the Kah Tai Care & Rehab Center, it is at this

facility I am able to work with residents that have Dementia, Alzheimer's, as well as those who

experience sundowners disease. I have gained considerable knowledge and insight into the needs of

the seniors I work with. While working at the Kah Tai Care and Rehab Center, I have come across a

number of residents with diverse medical and psychological problems. One particular resident comes

to mind. When she came to our facility, she had to be taken from the ambulance via a ramp and

wench. As I approached her, she was crying uncontrollably. I asked what the problem was. She said

she was afraid. Afraid of falling and of a different environment. I told her she would not fall, to

just look at me and breath through her nose and out through her mouth. With regards to the new

environment, I reassured her all will be fine, she is closer to her home and as soon as she is stronger,

she will be able to go home. Leannia weighed close to 500 lbs. upon arrival. When leaving, she

weighed just over 350 lbs.

Prior to working at the Kah Tai, I had a working knowledge of Psychology, not only through

education but also through the continual evaluation and analysis of things and situations within our

lives. However since working there at the Kah Tai, I've gained substantial knowledge of the medical

language and care required in order to care for the elderly who reside at our facility. I am able to

understand and apply the medical knowledge I've gained working with the staff at the facility as well

as the knowledge gained through education.

As a result of this knowledge and with a degree in General Psychology, I will be able to contribute

the knowledge and experience



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