Undergraduate Studies  ePortfolio Sara Davenport BA Psychology 2010
Personal Statement <ul><li>BA Psychology – Spring 2010 </li></ul><ul><li>Grad School Candidate – MSW Loyola University Chi...
Resume <ul><li>Objective:  To gain admission to a graduate program in social work at an urban university for concentration...
Re <ul><li>Employment </li></ul><ul><li>Holistic Health Practice  Chicago, Illinois. 2004 – Present </li></ul><ul><li>Dire...
<ul><li>Education  Argosy University, Chicago, Illinois. BA Psychology, May 2010 Northwestern University, Evanston, Illino...
Reflection <ul><li>Reflection on My Education </li></ul><ul><li>As may be evidenced at this point, I am a considerably old...
I enjoyed the classroom experience and while I understand the interests of the University in creating online programs, the...
Table of Contents <ul><li>Cognitive Abilities: Critical Thinking and Information Literacy </li></ul><ul><li>Research Skill...
    Sara Davenport   December 4, 2008     Sara Davenport   December 4, 2008 Cognitive Abilities:  Cognition and Learning: ...
Research Skill:  Transgender Emergence of Older-Adult Male Cross-Dressers:   Influences and Considerations of Transition  ...
Communication Skills:  Interviewing Techniques:  Field Project Assignment Mid-Career Transition – Three Personal Interview...
Ethics & Diversity Awareness:  Issue of Multicultural Competency and Respecting Diversity October 17, 2009 Submitted by: S...
Knowledge of Foundations of the Field:  An Integrated Approach to Therapy Sara Davenport April 22, 2009
Knowledge of Applied Psychology:  Personality Theory Carl Rogers and Me Sara Davenport June 23, 2009
Interpersonal Effectiveness:  Diversity - Research Article Effects of Untreated Syphilis in the Negro Male, 1932 to 1972: ...
My Future in Learning <ul><li>Advocate/enthusiastic Participant in Lifelong Learning Opportunities </li></ul><ul><li>Compl...
Contact Me Thank you for viewing my ePortfolio. For further information, please contact me at the e-mail address below.  [...
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  • I came to the study psychology late in life; I wish I had started earlier. Nonetheless, I complete my undergraduate degree this spring, with the intent of entering Loyola University’s School of Social Work for a master’s degree in Applied Social Psychology focusing on community gerontology counseling. My interest in this field is driven partly because of my own age, but also because I believe there is great need for mental health professionals in this area for the elderly, their families and our communities as they together we face the challenges of aging. My hope is that as a licensed MSW, I can impact individuals and groups to improve their quality of life and well-being. I experience soul-reaching contribution in the intimate dialogue of one-to-one and small group counseling; however, I hope that my effort through organizational counseling will have further reach and impact, such as a public advocacy work for the elder community. I spent many years in a corporate environment where the essence of my work centered on relationship management. As an account director in various marketing services companies, developing and nurturing internal associates as well as maintaining the delicate balance of client needs and company objectives were key responsibilities. Business management in the creative and production of our agency’s work were also important, however the service I provided in human connection became my most valued experience. I functioned as a senior representative to the executive management team, facilitated internal and external group events and led sales acquisition teams. When I left the corporate world, it was quite natural for me to focus on this building on this experience, but transitioning to a different model and methodology. I trained as a life coach and currently work counseling clients as well as serving as director at a holistic health practice where I also manage a staff of practitioners. Our practice is committed to the holistic principles of mind/body/spirit health. We support our clients/patients in discovering what keeps them from experiencing their best versions of themselves – mentally, physically and spiritually, and accompany them to a more accessible life of whole health and wellness. It is a mission of optimal care and concern – which we attempt to emulate in every aspect of contact with them throughout their time spent with us. It is through my exposure to this environment coupled with my interest in human connection that I decided to go back to school to complete my degree with the social services focus. I chose Argosy University because of its BA in Psychology program with classes here in Chicago. It offered intense exposure to the discipline of psychology which I desired for a deeper understanding of human connection and challenge through a counseling curriculum. My studies at Argosy have assisted me in my relationships with my personal and our Practice clients enhancing and enriching both. I am a woman with a deep sense and commitment to service. There are many ways that service to others can be expressed and my personal and family lives are examples of this primary priority in my life. The purest expression of this love and dedication is the cornerstone of my life: my energetic 88-year-old mother. It is through her inspiration and model of courage, grace and sense of humor that I have embarked on this journey to support elders like her as well as those not as vibrant. The business world, where I spent so much of my professional energy, may not seem to be an optimal environment for this expression of service; however my focus on human relationships has always afforded me the opportunity to experience my commitment to others. Underscoring this commitment is my very real, practical sense of integrity and compassion. My personal values fuel my passion for continued learning and give meaning and purpose to my quest. In total, I feel I have a unique perspective for contributing to the academic environment of your program. Loyola University’s School of Social Work is highly ranked among the world’s most respected universities. It would be my privilege to become a candidate for its Master’s degree in Applied Social Psychology. The Applied Social Psychology program will provide an excellent academic curricula and internship for preparation and placement in the social services community that supports the needs of the elderly. It would be an honor to be representative of Loyola University’s traditions of mission and service to humanity.  
  • Sara Davenport 2020 Lincoln Park West Apt 23M Chicago Illinois 60614 312.909.9403 c [email_address]   Objective   To gain admission to a graduate program in social work at an urban university for concentration in mental health services and focus on the elder population. A Masters Degree in Social Work is sought that represents a full complement of academic learning and exposure to real-world application of acquired core curriculum through robust field internship opportunities.   Summary   To come to this place in my career is rather late by most standards. My professional life has been primarily focused in the world of business. The transition to a focused academic life and resulting directional shift has at times been challenging – but also an overwhelmingly positive and invigorating experience. The senior management positions held have been focused on the development and nurturing of relationships - in client, internal staff and inter-organizational environments. The training and experience in this work has prepared me well for the profession I now embrace – the care and support of others – albeit in a different setting and with a different community. Working with older adults as they and their loved ones face challenges of aging is both an honor and privilege. I want to further my education in the field of social services to better support this group by completing the requirements for the Masters of Social Work.   Selected Accomplishments   Responsible for creating safe, trusting environment for client/patient care in alternative health care practice through high level of service. Leadership skill as member of executive teams challenged with reorganization of unprofitable business units by identifying opportunities for improving operation practices, managing reductions in staff and controlling costs.   Lifelong Learner with consistent history of pursuing educational goals with excellent academic performance.        
  • Employment   Holistic Health Practice Chicago, Illinois. 2004 – Present Director, Life Coach Business management of complementary/alternative health facility that focuses on mind/body/spirit healing. Modalities include osteopathic medicine, therapeutic massage,chiropractic and acupuncture, energetic and vibrational healing, and a variety of counseling/consulting/coaching services. Provide highly customized and personal client/patient service as well as business/professional/life coaching to individuals in transition or facing life challenges. Lisa M. Dietlin &amp; Associates Chicago, Illinois. 2002 - 2004 Executive Associate Marketing and professional coaching services to principal of not-for-profit consultancy that focuses on organization, institutional and entrepreneurial philanthropy. Anthem Group/Schawk, Inc. Chicago, Illinois 2002-2003 Account Director Responsible for business development and client service for international brands. Increased account activity by 60% within a 10-month period.   The Black Dot Group Crystal Lake Illinois. 1989 – 2001 Vice President, Business Development Responsible for account team of a $8 million division of a national multi-service marketing organization whose clients included major international advertising agencies, retailers and corporations. Developed, nurtured and maintained client relationships. Supervised internal account, creative and production teams in the delivery of print collateral and advertising materials as desired by our clients. Served on the senior management team and represented the company at industry conferences as speaker and panel member.
  • Education   Argosy University, Chicago, Illinois. BA Psychology, May 2010 Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois. Kellogg Management Institute 2000-2001. Leadership Development Training, Black Dot Group – 1998-1999 Shared Improvement Process Training, Paul Hertz &amp; Associates, Miami, Florida 1996 Northwestern University – Course Concentration: Organization Development and Marketing. 1980-1983. DePaul University – Certificate, Direct Marketing University of Iowa – 1967/68 University of Miami, Florida – 1966/67   Affiliations   Holistic Health Practice – Co-Facilitator, Women’s Support Group 2010 Chicago Father of the Year Council 1994-1999 Chicago Association of Direct Marketing Days February 2000 Program: Co-Speaker Marklund Children’s Charities – Pro Bono Key Agency Representative First Presbyterian Church – Tutoring Program 1999-2000
  • Lifelong Learning I have been an advocate and enthusiastic participant in lifelong learning opportunities. The undertaking to finish my Bachelor’s Degree at age 58 is an example. I also completed an intensive senior management program through Northwestern University’s Kellogg Graduate School of Management in 2000 – 2001. Numerous professional seminars and personal growth workshops, continuing education classes and the dogged determination to complete my Bachelor’s Degree further attest to my commitment to lifelong learning. It is a dream – time, money and energy in support – for me to enter graduate school in pursuit of my Masters in Social Work. And I have discovered that through my requirements in the academic environment, I have a renewed enthusiasm for reading – academic, professional and personal. Lifelong learning provides the opportunity for discipline in time management – which comes with achievement through goal-setting and honoring deadlines. These are lessons well applied to life. I am grateful that I have maximized my options through the educational venues I have chosen throughout my adult life. If I were not a lifelong learner, I would most likely be in a job that provided little stimulation to the development of my true self. I credit my attitude and action in education for my choices and quality of life, and I pursued as many avenues as possible to determine my midlife career change. Aside from the benefit of lifelong learning to my work, I also believe it has been a significant contributor to my personal life. I am more informed, considerate and I believe I am a better citizen. Lifelong learning is a commitment – and one that I will continue to honor, and use as I embark on my next and future educational journeys.
  • Au Psy492 E Portfolio Template For Slide Share[1]

    1. 1. Undergraduate Studies ePortfolio Sara Davenport BA Psychology 2010
    2. 2. Personal Statement <ul><li>BA Psychology – Spring 2010 </li></ul><ul><li>Grad School Candidate – MSW Loyola University Chicago </li></ul><ul><li>Applied Social Psychology Gerontological Counseling </li></ul>Professional Background: Relationship Management, Corporate Marketing Services Current Position: Director,, Holistic Health Practice, Chicago Personal Mission: Commitment to Service to Others
    3. 3. Resume <ul><li>Objective: To gain admission to a graduate program in social work at an urban university for concentration in mental health services and focus on the elder population. A Masters Degree in Social Work is sought that represents a full complement of academic learning and exposure to real-world application of acquired core curriculum through robust field internship opportunities. </li></ul><ul><li>Summary </li></ul><ul><li>20 Years Senior Management, Relationship Development </li></ul><ul><li>Mid Career Shift to Holistic Health Service, Director of 12-Person Facility </li></ul><ul><li>Complete BA Psychology Spring 2010; MSW Candidate 2011 </li></ul><ul><li>Selected Accomplishments </li></ul><ul><li>Create safe, trusting environment for client/patient care in alternative health care practice through high level of service. </li></ul><ul><li>Leadership skill - Executive team member </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>Lifelong Learner - Consistent pursuit of educational goals - excellent academic performance. </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul>
    4. 4. Re <ul><li>Employment </li></ul><ul><li>Holistic Health Practice Chicago, Illinois. 2004 – Present </li></ul><ul><li>Director, Life Coach </li></ul><ul><li>Business management of complementary/alternative health facility </li></ul><ul><li>Lisa M. Dietlin & Associates Chicago, Illinois. 2002 - 2004 </li></ul><ul><li>Executive Associate </li></ul><ul><li>Marketing and Professional Coach </li></ul><ul><li>Not-for-Profit Consultancy </li></ul><ul><li>Anthem Group/Schawk, Inc. Chicago, Illinois 2002-2003 </li></ul><ul><li>Account Director </li></ul><ul><li>Business Development and Client Service -International Brands </li></ul><ul><li>The Black Dot Group Crystal Lake Illinois. 1989 – 2001 </li></ul><ul><li>Vice President, Business Development </li></ul><ul><li>Senior Management Team; Manage Account Team </li></ul><ul><li>Develop, Maintain Client Relationships </li></ul><ul><li>Supervise Account, Creative and Production Teams </li></ul><ul><li>Industry conferences speaker </li></ul>Resume PageTwo
    5. 5. <ul><li>Education Argosy University, Chicago, Illinois. BA Psychology, May 2010 Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois. Kellogg Management Institute 2000-2001. Leadership Development Training, Black Dot Group – 1998-1999 Shared Improvement Process Training, Paul Hertz & Associates, Miami, Florida 1996 Northwestern University – Course Concentration: Organization Development and Marketing. 1980-1983. DePaul University – Certificate, Direct Marketing University of Iowa – 1967/68 University of Miami, Florida – 1966/67 Affiliations  Holistic Health Practice – Co-Facilitator, Women’s Support Group 2010 Chicago Father of the Year Council 1994-1999 Chicago Association of Direct Marketing Days February 2000 Program: Co-Speaker Marklund Children’s Charities – Pro Bono Key Agency Representative First Presbyterian Church – Tutoring Program 1999-2000 </li></ul>Resume Page Three
    6. 6. Reflection <ul><li>Reflection on My Education </li></ul><ul><li>As may be evidenced at this point, I am a considerably older student than most who are in this BA of Psychology program at Argosy. This life experience brings a depth of personal and professional exposure that younger students may not have, and it also brings its share of challenges. I have crashed through some boundaries in terms of stretching my brain power and tackled some assignments and courses I had great trepidation in engaging. Then there is the physiology of being an older student – I haven’t had this little sleep in many, many years. </li></ul><ul><li>I spent a long time in account and senior management in corporate advertising and marketing service environments. Consequently, I have had extensive exposure to interpersonal, oral and written communication. These were, and continue to be my strengths. I have learned, however, through my studies at Argosy to be mindful of document length requirements as well as making sure that objectives of assignments are individually and responsibly met. </li></ul><ul><li>Interestingly, the most challenging courses were not specifically geared to psychology but were requirements of the degree. These were the algebra and statistics classes. Research projects were also challenging – but very fulfilling. Exposure to general research and projects requiring research methodology were great academic learning experiences. Review of Codes of Ethics for both the American Counseling Association and the American Psychological Association were valuable as I prepare for a career in counseling. </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul>
    7. 7. I enjoyed the classroom experience and while I understand the interests of the University in creating online programs, the lack of face-to-face interaction with the instructor and other classmates is missed. The classroom enriches the diversity experience as well. I learned and relearned psychological theories and about those who authored and influenced them. This is the heart of my passion in this field, and I feel I have developed significantly in my critical thinking about psychological issues. I emerge from Argosy University well-prepared for graduate school. Reflection Page Two
    8. 8. Table of Contents <ul><li>Cognitive Abilities: Critical Thinking and Information Literacy </li></ul><ul><li>Research Skills </li></ul><ul><li>Communication Skills: Oral and Written </li></ul><ul><li>Ethics and Diversity Awareness </li></ul><ul><li>Foundations of Psychology </li></ul><ul><li>Applied Psychology </li></ul><ul><li>Interpersonal Effectiveness </li></ul>
    9. 9.     Sara Davenport   December 4, 2008     Sara Davenport   December 4, 2008 Cognitive Abilities: Cognition and Learning: Typical Reasoning   Sara Davenport   December 4, 2008
    10. 10. Research Skill: Transgender Emergence of Older-Adult Male Cross-Dressers: Influences and Considerations of Transition Sara Davenport April 21, 2009
    11. 11. Communication Skills: Interviewing Techniques: Field Project Assignment Mid-Career Transition – Three Personal Interviews December 3, 2007 Submitted by: Sara Davenport
    12. 12. Ethics & Diversity Awareness: Issue of Multicultural Competency and Respecting Diversity October 17, 2009 Submitted by: Sara Davenport
    13. 13. Knowledge of Foundations of the Field: An Integrated Approach to Therapy Sara Davenport April 22, 2009
    14. 14. Knowledge of Applied Psychology: Personality Theory Carl Rogers and Me Sara Davenport June 23, 2009
    15. 15. Interpersonal Effectiveness: Diversity - Research Article Effects of Untreated Syphilis in the Negro Male, 1932 to 1972: A Closure Comes to the Tuskegee Study Sara Davenport January 28, 2009
    16. 16. My Future in Learning <ul><li>Advocate/enthusiastic Participant in Lifelong Learning Opportunities </li></ul><ul><li>Complete BA Psychology Spring 2010 </li></ul><ul><li>Graduate School Candidate - Masters in Social Work. </li></ul><ul><li>Lifelong Learning is a Commitment </li></ul>
    17. 17. Contact Me Thank you for viewing my ePortfolio. For further information, please contact me at the e-mail address below. [email_address]

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