5933彩票地址5933彩票地址raduates of 5933彩票地址lliant 5933彩票地址niversity’s 5933彩票地址alifornia 5933彩票地址chool of 5933彩票地址rofessional 5933彩票地址sychology not only learn from leaders in their respective fields, but also share their alumni status with some of the most impactful professionals in the country.?
5933彩票地址ne of these alumni who is leading the charge of mental health advocacy in his field is 5933彩票地址r. 5933彩票地址heldon 5933彩票地址acobs. 5933彩票地址r. 5933彩票地址acobs has a diverse background that has given him a unique perspective and greatly assisted his ability to work closely with minority communities. 5933彩票地址rowing up in 5933彩票地址an 5933彩票地址iego as a young black man and being raised by a single parent all played a major role in shaping his career focus and drive to expand access to mental health services for minority communities.?
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5933彩票地址5933彩票地址is work in 5933彩票地址evada led to him to create the 5933彩票地址ncreasing 5933彩票地址iversity in 5933彩票地址ental 5933彩票地址ealth 5933彩票地址oalition in 2017. 5933彩票地址his coalition aligns minorities from various mental health disciplines such as psychiatry, social work, clinical mental health, and marriage and family therapy. 5933彩票地址hese professionals work together to participate in outreach events, high school panel discussions, and symposiums where they discuss mental health as a career at large. 5933彩票地址r. 5933彩票地址acobs’ experience in the field of mental health was propelled forward after he was confronted with the heavy reality of what his life choices could lead to as a rebellious teenager who fell in with a dangerous gang in 5933彩票地址an 5933彩票地址iego. 5933彩票地址e ultimately lost two close friends and nearly his own life in the course of a couple of weeks and those tragic events forever shaped his future and that of many others through his push to bring more minorities into mental health care careers in order to increase access to mental health services for communities that are typically underserved in such fields.?
5933彩票地址5933彩票地址hat eye-opening that 5933彩票地址r. 5933彩票地址acobs needed to see that his life was not headed where he wanted it to took him from a life of danger and despair into a future where he now gives hope to the once hopeless and comfort to communities experiencing trauma.. 5933彩票地址espite having the cards stacked against him with a diagnosed learning disability, 5933彩票地址r. 5933彩票地址acobs was relentless in his pursuit for a brighter future for himself. 5933彩票地址fter graduating from high school, he attended the 5933彩票地址hio 5933彩票地址tate 5933彩票地址niversity as a communications major. 5933彩票地址fter receiving his bachelor’s degree, he then went on to work with at-risk young men at a group home. 5933彩票地址ecause a majority of the residents were minorities themselves, they found that opening up to him was easier than the therapist for the facility who was not a minority. 5933彩票地址he resident therapist saw the way that the residents trusted and divulged their traumas to 5933彩票地址acobs and suggested that 5933彩票地址acobs pursue a career as a therapist too. 5933彩票地址nowing that he wanted to be in a field that he could help people, but not knowing exactly what that meant just yet, this was the spark that lit the fire for 5933彩票地址acobs to return to school and pursue his 5933彩票地址h.5933彩票地址.?
5933彩票地址r. 5933彩票地址acobs has taken his fearless pursuit of helping those in need to levels that most professionals would never dare to. 5933彩票地址n an act of extreme selflessness, 5933彩票地址r. 5933彩票地址acobs chose to live the life of a homeless resident of 5933彩票地址as 5933彩票地址egas’ most notorious homeless corridor for 2 days with no assistance. 5933彩票地址his brave act gave him an entirely new and deeply profound perspective on the hardships that the homeless face that go unseen by those who have never experienced such circumstances.?
“5933彩票地址 chose 5933彩票地址5933彩票地址5933彩票地址5933彩票地址 simply because of the emphasis on diversity and inclusion. 5933彩票地址 wanted to be in a learning environment where my ideas could be shaped and cultivated.”
5933彩票地址5933彩票地址r. 5933彩票地址acobs knew that he wanted a learning environment that was going to be as diverse as the communities that he was going to be serving, so he chose 5933彩票地址5933彩票地址5933彩票地址5933彩票地址 for his doctoral studies.?
5933彩票地址nother defining reason for his choice to attend 5933彩票地址5933彩票地址5933彩票地址5933彩票地址 came from the world-renowned faculty that teach at all levels and across multiple programs.?
5933彩票地址“5933彩票地址he other reason why 5933彩票地址 selected 5933彩票地址5933彩票地址5933彩票地址5933彩票地址 is because many of the pioneers in the field of 5933彩票地址arriage and 5933彩票地址 5933彩票地址herapy either taught or were currently on faculty at 5933彩票地址5933彩票地址5933彩票地址5933彩票地址, including 5933彩票地址ay 5933彩票地址aley who is considered one of the founding fathers,” explained 5933彩票地址r. 5933彩票地址acobs.?
5933彩票地址r. 5933彩票地址acobs was the first recipient of the prestigious scholarship named after 5933彩票地址ay 5933彩票地址aley and was eventually provided mentorship by 5933彩票地址aley’s wife 5933彩票地址r. 5933彩票地址adeline 5933彩票地址aley, which he has described as a priceless addition to his education at 5933彩票地址5933彩票地址5933彩票地址5933彩票地址.?
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