Bridgewater State University
Clinical Psychology PsyD
Children and Families of Adversity and Resilience (CFAR)
Class of 2021
Hello prospective students! It is with great enthusiasm that I encourage you to consider William James College for your doctoral training and home for the next 5 years!
My name is Alexandra Adair and I am a doctoral student in the Clinical Psychology PsyD program here at William James College. I grew up in Foxboro, MA and attended The University of Rhode Island and Bridgewater State University for my undergraduate studies, and also studied abroad in Florence, Italy. As an undergraduate student, I interned at the behavioral psychopharmacology research lab at McLean Hospital. After graduating with my Bachelor of Science degree in psychology, I worked as a mental health case manager for two years, serving a diverse population suffering from psychiatric disorders and addictions. I also obtained suicide intervention training and I volunteer as a crisis counselor. I feel privileged to be in a profession that allows me to accompany others while helping them make meaning of their human experiences.
It has always been my dream to become a clinical psychologist and pursuing a doctorate at William James College is easily one of the best decisions I have ever made. The integration of experiential learning and coursework beginning in year one creates a strong foundation for students by building competencies and clinical skills early on. William James College celebrates diversity and promotes social justice in every aspect, and the faculty holds a wide range of expertise. The professors here challenge their students to think critically, and they provide a positive and engaging learning environment that facilitates both personal and professional growth. I love being surrounded by people who share my passions for psychology and serving others, and I am constantly inspired by my professors and peers to set the bar higher for myself. WJC is a close-knit community that genuinely feels like a family. I have found that there is always someone willing to take time out of their busy schedule to offer their assistance. It is extremely comforting to feel supported while you are working towards your goals, overcoming obstacles, and achieving success in your endeavors.
My advice for you is to immerse yourself, communicate with professors, and connect with peers in your cohort. You are about to embark on a transformative journey filled with endless opportunities. While balancing rigorous coursework, clinical practicum, and personal obligations may be challenging at times, I can assure you that your experiences here will be rewarding and life-changing.
Please feel free to contact me at any time. I would be happy to talk to you, share more about my experience at William James College, and answer any questions you may have. I sincerely wish you the best of luck on your journey!