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  • 1. JeanMarie Hing Professional ePortfolio Argosy University College of Psychology Completed Fall 2009
  • 2. Table of Contents Philosophy Statement Reflections Teaching and Learning Context Admissions Standards and Performance Criteria GPA 3.9 Philosophy Statement The examination of the human mind, condition, patterns, and behavior are fascinating. I have always been intrigued with analyzing why people do what they do and why some patterns get repeated and others don't. It began with my own counseling experience when there were problems in my marriage. The time spent in counseling was not able to save my marriage but helped me as an individual. I enjoyed the process associated with counseling and the enlightenment it brought to me. I had the privilege of participating in group sessions where the rewards of honesty and support have been a strong foundation for human exploration to discover my own self-awareness and achieve clarity on a multitude of life experiences. It is my goal to work in the fields of marriage and family counseling. Some of the courses that were of particular interest to me were; the psychology of women, psychology of aging, interpersonal
  • 3. communication, counseling theory, maladaptive behavior and psychology, children and violence, and personality theory, human sexuality, and forensic psychology. Since going through my personal counseling process, I have found a passion for listening and helping others in times of personal struggle at crisis. This passion also allows me to learn more from each and every person I talk with. Reflections ) Over twenty years ago I left college to start a family after completing 3 years to start a family with my husband who had just completed law school. Today, I am finishing that which I had started, but with a renewed commitment and appreciation for learning. I am proud to finally make it to the educational goal line, but I also am looking forward to continuing my education and pursue a master’s degree in counseling. The commitment necessary to complete my bachelor's degree and pursue a master's degree has been challenging at the age of 49 and juggling my job and being a single parent, I've gained so much from the experience that I can't imagine not continuing to learn for the rest of my life. I believe I will always been enrolled in a class, seminar, or continuing education of some kind always. The learning experience has kept me sharp and connected to what is happening in the world today and in touch with the possibilities of what can happen tomorrow. My strengths up to this point have been my self-discipline, commitment, self-motivation, and maturity that comes with age and experience.
  • 4. My weaknesses were reflected in getting up to speed to navigate online courses. Halfway to the first two classes navigating became automatic and I was able to troubleshoot or problem solve on the Internet with relative ease. My goal is to become a licensed marriage and family therapist. I also have an interest in research, personality assessments, and individual and group therapy programs, I have personally been involved in the program can be incredibly helpful and has helped shaped my new career. Resume JeanMarie Hing 5831 E. Charter Oak Rd., Scottsdale, Arizona 85254 • Cellular 480-540-3710 • FAX 480-264-6179 • Home 480-860-4257 Summary For the past 15 years I have worked primarily as a sales representative for my family's nursery business of 53 years. In addition to sales, 5 of the last 15 years I combined my knowledge of plants with design and worked as a landscape designer for Sun Environments. As this market slowed with the economy, I took the opportunity to go back to school and finish my bachelor's degree in psychology in order to pursue a master's degree to be a licensed therapist. About 18 years ago, I had the luxury and privilege of being able to participate in marriage, individual, and group counseling. The process was so enlightening and positive that I developed a real passion for the counseling process. I enjoy sharing my experiences, listening, and genuinely helping others. Professionally, my style of counseling is an integrated approach with a particular interest in Gestalt and Person-Centered therapy. This past year I have studied many areas of psychology such as children and violence, counseling theory, marriage and family relations, psychology of women, psychology of aging, personality theory, and negotiation and conflict resolution. It has been my intention to focus on marriage and family counseling, but I have realized a strong interest in psychological issues related to aging. As a counselor, I want to help clients recognize their own strengths, discover what is preventing them from using their resources, and clarify what kind of life they want to live and help them discover their own solutions and recognize their own freedom to act.
  • 5. Areas of Expertise Competent using software including: Windows, Word, PowerPoint, E-mail, and the Internet. Use clear, concise communication skills in conjunction with organizational skills to perform daily duties. I work well as a team member or independently. I am Resourceful, energetic, competent, multi-task and results-oriented. Spearheaded and successfully implemented a volunteer recruitment program (Liberty Wildlife) and effectively trained all volunteers. I was commended for a dedicated work ethic. I am skilled at mediation and problem solving skills. I have demonstrated the ability to meet the needs of staff and volunteers, dependable, hard working, reliable, and punctual. Experience Rancho Soledad Nurseries, Inc., Rancho Santa Fe, CA. 1994 to Present Sales Representative Rancho Soledad Nurseries, Inc. is a family owned and operated business for 53 years. I am currently responsible for selling our wholesale plant material to retail nurseries and landscape companies in the Phoenix and Scottdale area. In this position I have cultivated and maintained strong professional relationships with my customers as well as well as cultivating and generating new accounts. Counseling and Mentorship Participated in five plus years of counseling and stayed in group counseling to assume a supportive role for the group members. For the last 5 years, II have established a relationship with a licensed therapist as a mentor to help develop my counseling skills. Education Argosy University, Phoenix, AZ 2009 B.A., Psychology Emphasis on marriage and family counseling. University of California Davis, Davis, CA. 1990 [ Degree ], [ Major ] Attended for 1 year prior to moving back to Scottsdale after my husband graduated from law
  • 6. school. American River College, Sacramento, CA. 1987 [ Degree ], [ Major ] Attended 2 years before transferring to UC Davis. [Scottsdale Community College ], [ Scottsdale, AZ ] 1987 [ Degree ], [ Major ] Attended 1 semester Vocational Skills •Written and Verbal Communication- As a sales representative my verbal communications skills are the difference between selling and not selling. I have been exercising my written communication skills this past year with the research and writing necessary to complete my bachelor's degree in psychology. •Goal Setting/Accomplishment- In college I was founder and President of the Wildlife Conservation Club. We raised over $10,000 to fund non lethal methods to humanely control wildlife and feral cats on campus. •Computer Literacy- my last year of college classes have all been online and I am very comfortable working with computers. •Interpersonal and Communication Skills- my experience as a participant in a women's counseling group was a wonderful opportunity to establish rapport, relationships, and the opportunity to find solutions for inner and situational conflicts. •Critical Thinking •Decision Making •Rapport Building •Coaching & Mentoring Affiliations Advisory Board Member, Humane Society of the United States, Cape Cod, New York, 1993 to 1995. This advisory Board's goal was to develop and write statutes and requirements for wildlife rehabilitator's to be licensed at the state and federal levels.
  • 7. Advisory Board Member, Humane Society of the United States, Cape Cod, New York, 1993 to 1995. This advisory board was assembled to write statutes that could effectively regulate licensed wildlife rehabilitators on the State and Federal levels. Veterinary Technician in the intensive care unit, Wild at Heart, 2005 to 2008 Training Participant, individual and group counseling, 1993 to 1998. Participated in individual and group counseling. Honors Student, American River College, Sacramento, CA., 1989. I received the Student Service Award for raising funds and organizing non-lethal means of controlling wildlife and feral cats on campus. Volunteer Liberty Wildlife, Scottsdale, AZ 1990 to 2002 Volunteer coordinator/Veterinary Technician Responsible for selection and training of new volunteers and all trauma/medical care of animals. I performed educational programs. I worked with local and national news organizations regarding wildlife stories. Wild at Heart, Scottsdale, AZ. 2004 to 2007 Veterinary Technician in the intensive care room
  • 8. Admission Semester Fall 2008
  • 9. Appendix (TOC) Resume