Clinical Psychology PsyD
Class of 2021
Hello prospective William James College students!
My name is Brittany Burkins and I am a doctoral student in the Clinical Psychology PsyD program at William James College. I grew up in Wilbraham, Massachusetts, but I moved to the eastern part of the state to attend Stonehill College, where I received my Bachelor of Science degree in Neuroscience. I originally intended to go to medical school, but I had the opportunity to intern at the undergraduate level at Bradley Hospital in Rhode Island. At Bradley, I fell in love with working with children and families and developed a deep interest in psychology.
After graduating from Stonehill, I entered directly into the PsyD program at William James College. I am currently entering my third year in the clinical program, and I have a wide variety of interests at this point in my schooling. I am in the neuropsychology concentration, and I am particularly interested in both assessment and therapy with children and adolescents.
When I was looking for graduate schools, I was immediately drawn to the experiential aspect of William James College. I believe the best learning comes from going into the field and directly applying the concepts taught in class. We begin our practicums right in the first year, which was one of the main factors in my decision to attend school here. I have greatly appreciated the diverse experiences that William James College practicums offer. I also enjoy the strong sense of community here at William James. I feel as though the professors are always available and are willing to get to know each student. Faculty and students alike are part of the tight-knit community that William James College fosters.
My best advice is to get involved in the numerous opportunities at William James College and make connections early on in your graduate school career. Professors, faculty, and students at William James are more than willing to answer questions and help build relationships, so reach out and ask as many questions as you need. I am currently a tutor for the Academic Resource Center (ARC) here at school, and I am involved as a Teaching Assistant as well. Through these activities, I have met wonderful faculty and fellow students who share my interests and passion for working in the field of psychology.
Please feel free to contact me at any time with any questions you may have. I am more than happy to discuss the possibility of your future at William James College and anything else you may have questions about! Best of luck!