I got accepted to every MSW program I applied to and finally made my decision (aided by a massive scholarship from my decided upon school
). I got accepted in the first round wave everywhere and had my choice of several really great programs (some of my schools accepted me less than 2 weeks after receiving my application!). Aahhhh, it's such a nice relief...
So I'll be heading back full time in September for a Master's in Social Work and will do an extra semester in the summer to add a certificate in Behavioral Medicine on top of that (so I'll have to take a few courses in the university's medical school). Yay! This degree will lead me to be a licensed mental health counselor and I intend to focus on depression and grief counseling for autistic individuals and their family members; suicide intervention (I volunteer at a hotline); and the development of depression diagnostic tools for autistic and MR individuals. W00t!
Of course, now I'm all
about the process for my accompanying Stafford Loans!