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Statement of Purpose

To help us gain a better understanding of you – your interests, goals, experiences, qualities, etc. – please compose a 4-6 page (double spaced, standard font and margins) narrative of what brings you to this point in your professional development.  Please discuss personal and professional dimensions of your experience that bear on your decision to pursue academic and clinical training at ICSW at this time.  You may include any of the following:

  • Aspects of your history that are relevant
  • Statement of professional interests and goals (e.g. explain your interest in seeking a doctoral degree in clinical social work and your future aspirations). Include why ICSW would be a good match.
  • Summary of any past clinical training, and the relevance of any personal psychotherapy, to your application.
  • Qualities that would make you a good doctoral student.