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MFT application: letter of reference & personal statement samples? Help!

Hi Mefi Community, I would like to apply for an MFT grad program but feel a huge block when it comes to the personal statement, as well as the letter of reference(s). One of my recommenders has asked that I draft the letter of reference and he will approve it after review, but I've never actually even seen one of these before, so do not know where to begin! [more inside]
posted by Danah_78 on Jan 1, 2014 - 2 answers

Writing a letter of recommendation via email: in body or as attachment?

A question about writing letters of recommendation. Specifically, when the letters are not hand-written and snail mailed, but are emailed instead. [more inside]
posted by spikeleemajortomdickandharryconnickjrmints on Nov 14, 2013 - 12 answers

Recommendation letter help

Recommendation letter wording help: how to tactfully ask a professor to decline my request for recommendation if they cannot provide a "strong" recommendation. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 14, 2012 - 21 answers

Should I ask my mentor for a recommendation letter?

Should I ask the mentor from my current employer (who doesn't know I'm leaving) for a recommendation letter? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 21, 2012 - 6 answers

So I'm new to this whole "work" thing...

When obtaining a letter of recommendation, is it best to go for rank or intimacy? [more inside]
posted by the NATURAL on May 23, 2011 - 6 answers

Who gets to be the lucky person to write me a letter of recommendation?

I'm applying to graduate school and need 3 letters of recommendations. However, I am having trouble deciding the right people to ask. HALP. [more inside]
posted by carpyful on Oct 13, 2009 - 8 answers

Reference me that recommendation, please.

How should I approach my professors for recommendation/reference letters for a job that doesn't yet exist? [more inside]
posted by ElectricBlue on Feb 18, 2009 - 7 answers

How do I recommend someone I have reservations about?

How do I write a letter of reference for someone I previously supervised and am ambivalent about? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 6, 2009 - 21 answers

Writing your own letter of recommendation

How do you write a letter for recommendation for yourself? [more inside]
posted by ztdavis on Mar 10, 2008 - 10 answers

How do I remind my professor to write that letter of recommendation?

Now that I've asked for all of my letters of recommendation for graduate school, how do I politely remind one of my professors that he had agreed to write a letter for me? [more inside]
posted by andeles on Jan 24, 2008 - 15 answers

Yet another grad school letter of recommendation inquiry...

What do you do when your connection with your immediate professors seems slim at best? [more inside]
posted by Asherah on Nov 14, 2006 - 8 answers

What should I do?

How do I go about asking for a letter of recommendation in this situation? [more inside]
posted by milarepa on Jul 11, 2006 - 17 answers

How to write a reference letter?

I have been asked to write recommendation letters for an undergrad who is applying to grad schools. Should I just automatically use a separate sheet, or should I use their form if they provide a lot of space? Any general tips for the structure of the letter? [more inside]
posted by 445supermag on Dec 28, 2005 - 11 answers

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