Please help Prateek pursue a career in psychology
Organized by: Charilette Rai Sweeney
I am making this request on behalf of a young man I know named Prateek. If given the opportunity, he will become a valuable member of society and will contribute by providing much needed mental health care services. Please help Prateek achieve his dream of being a clinical psychologist. I believe he is well worth your consideration. Here's his plea:
"In a world that has its core shaken by miseries of the mind, care is a necessity" - my initial fascination towards psychology as a scholastic pursuit was followed by this thought. I was 16 years old and have since held that thought very dear. I have just finished my undergrad in the end of 2016 and have decided to take this journey forward.
Living in a third world country with a poor socio-economic background makes it hard for wishing to study in a Canadian university, but I like to be one of those people who prefer making things better rather than adjusting into them. Off-academics, I am a feminist activist and a writer and I believe, with a prolonged education in psychology I will be able to contribute to the wellness of human behaviour, progressivley. By helping people with mental illnesses and exploring various areas of human psychology for its pertinent position in this ocean of science, I have in mind the entire blue print of a liberal and intersectional care-providing in future. I’m ready to face all the challenges and hurdles this journey has to offer me - but I sincerely hope, money wouldn't be one of them.
I have passed my undergraduate degree from a local state college, but now I wish to raise the bar. To do that I need to be financially equipped. The educational community of psychology in the first world countries are incredibly reliable and diligent, and there is nothing better than applying into any university that offers a graduate program in clinical psychology. I have no dearth of options when it comes to choice of universities, what I have is a constant hurdle of my deprived financial position. I started saving money while attending school by helping my family with our small business. Unfortunately, the restaurant was forced to close and the money I saved for my education had to be used for paying off the creditors.
I strongly believe in the power of crowd. Many accomplishments have been made possible purely on the merit of crowdsourced ideas and crowd funded projects. So, I lay the prospect of my higher education to your eyes, hoping that you would find my plea worthy of being funded. I am attaching a list of articles that I have written, which has been published on popular websites - these would give you a closer peek into my mind and my earnest endeavour to pursue psychology as a career.
- Unnoticed and Prejudiced: What else do we need to know about Mental Illness?
- Films and Feminism: The Melange of Progress.
- When Bigotry Impedes Help. How Discrimination Destroys Therapy.
- The Psychology of Oppression. An Attempt to Understand the Oppressor’s Mind.
- Monsters as Romeos- The Psychology Behind Stalking in Cinema.