1) your interest in pursuing your selected concentration offered in the Master’s in
Counseling (Clinical Mental Health Counseling, School Counseling, Applied Behavior
Analysis, or Substance Abuse Counseling);
My son is 17 years old and is autistic. He was diagnosed at 12 years old. He is verbal but not social. My niece is autistic, she is nonverbal.
My concentration is in Applied Behavior Analysis because I want to learn how to help then using this science based in evidence
(2) how this interest is relevant to your career and personal goals;
I am a high school teacher. The environment is inclusive. I am also an RBT and I want to become a Behavior Analyst
(3) your potential for graduate-level study (e.g., your understanding of the demands of
graduate level work and the personal characteristics that you possess that will aid in your
success in a masters level program);
I am a committed student
(4) a specific experience in your life that illustrates your awareness in understanding the
importance of and respect for cultural differences; and
(5) your potential for forming effective counseling relationships (e.g., your professional
behavior, ethical values, attitude and insight, and communication style that would assist
you in forming professional helping relationships).