Thinking About Finishing My Degree

Thinking About Finishing My Degree

Hello everyone. Just a quick update and I will get an actual (informative) post put up soon.

PSA: I’m considering finishing my Bachelor’s degree in psychology. There are some adult degree completion programs where I could take everything online. I already have nearly 2 years of college credits, although they are from quite a few years ago so I’m not sure what will transfer.

I mentioned this in the FB group I help moderate with my friend Sarah, and got a lot of great feedback on how crappy the actual information would be that I’d have to learn. I should have mentioned that I already know the education itself would be shit, and that that’s not why I’m thinking about doing it.

Here’s some reasons I’m thinking about going back for a psych degree:

  • It’s sad but true that there are people out there who will not listen to me without those stupid little letters after my name. I am perfectly and wonderfully happy just spending my life trying to help survivors, but I also think there’s some value in trying to gain some leverage to inform other professionals who help survivors. This will have a multiplication type of effect, since other professionals in the field will work with people I’ll likely never meet.
  • If I could choose a life goal for myself, it would be to change the training requirements for those wanting to do any kind of counseling or therapy with those who have experienced trauma. I have not – as of yet – been able to figure out the right entry point to try to change this. Perhaps if I go through the process myself, I’ll have a better view of the flaws or holes in the system and I might be able to come up with a better plan of attack. (*mwahahaha*)
  • Having to endure the process of being educated wrongly may give me some better ideas of how and where the system has been left in the Stone Age, and what to do to bring it forward to the 21st century.
  • All 3 previous points summed up in one word: espionage. 😉 Really, the thing is that while I understand that not everyone who wants to accomplish something big has to have the proper credentials, I also feel like having some couldn’t hurt.

 

I’m not completely committed to this yet. I’ve requested my transcript from my previous college to be sent to the school I’m looking at, and once they get it I can talk to an admissions counselor. I need to know what I’d be required to do before I decide whether I can commit to doing it or not. They need to evaluate the credits I have, tell me what I’m missing, and tell me how long it could potentially take to catch up and finish.

I’ll keep you posted. 😀

J8

 


4 thoughts on “Thinking About Finishing My Degree”

  • 1
    Tootsie on August 28, 2017 Reply

    Sending you LOTS of support your way, Jade! You might consider checking out degrees in public policy making.
    If I remember correctly, you are in Australia, right? I’m in the US, so I don’t know what these courses are called, but here, it’s Master of Public Affairs, Master of Public Administration, Master of Public Policy, or a Master of Science in Public Policy and Management, something like that. I suggest these as a consideration because you sound like you are more interested in changing/making the system better for those who receive services, and I think these degrees would compliment what you’d like to accomplish. I’m not an expert on this, so you might look into what exactly you can do with a specific degree. I might be completely off. But hopefully, this will give you more insight! Go Jade! You got this!

    • 2
      Jean on August 28, 2017 Reply

      Yes, Tootsie, Yes! That would give the skills and make pple notice.

    • 3
      Jade on August 28, 2017 Reply

      Thank you! That is excellent info. And I’m actually in the US as well, so very helpful.

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    Anonymous on September 2, 2017 Reply

    Blessings in this decision & endeavor. As you go through the investigation process, it will become more clear which direction you need to go.

    Faye

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