. For this writing sample, the task is to discuss your research interests: The

. For this writing sample, the task is to discuss your research interests: The research interest I have chosen is
PTSD and the affect on family members.
Please be sure to
1. Consider how the research interest (proposed dissertation topic) aligns with:
a. Current trends within the field of professional counseling,
b. Identify any motivations in your academic, personal and/or professional reasoning
for becoming a counselor that led to you choosing this topic.
My motivation for this topic is below
*I developed an interest in counseling after being honorably discharged from the United States Army and learning firsthand the effects of combat on active-duty soldiers, prior military, and their families. This has been one of many drivers for my passionate pursuit of gaining knowledge, acquiring skillset and my interest in researching to learn more about veterans, post-traumatic stress disorder, and its impact on family members.*
c. Please discuss any identifiable multicultural or diversity implications to your
chosen population that may impact of your research.
“Cultural Diversity – Counselors promote, honor, and embrace diversity and a multicultural approach that
supports the worth, dignity, potential, and uniqueness of people within their social and cultural context.
Counselors promote self-advocacy and assist clients in advocating for empowerment within their cultural
• Use Microsoft Word to compose an essay of 750 words in length no more than 1,000 words
•The essay must be written in the most recent APA style format
• Include references and citations from source no more than 10 years old.
• The title of this essay will be: Letter of Intent

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