American International College
Clinical Psychology PsyD
Class of 2021
My name is Michelle Codner, a current Clinical PsyD student at the William James College. I was born and raised in Jamaica but was relocated to the United States in 2008 where I have been living since. I made the conscious decision to attend the William James College as I fell in love with the program model and the professional and personal growth associated with an experiential learning approach adopted by the school. My decision to attend the school was also influenced by the fact that a student ambassador was very helpful in responding to a myriad of questions I had regarding the quality and structure of the school through telephone contact and email. I felt like having that sense of community from the onset was a positive indicator that the WJC would have been a good choice.
I am in my second year and am a student member of the African Latino Asian Native and Arab American (ALANAA) group. I also serve as a student mentor for two students in the Bachelor’s program.
As a developing professional, I hope to embark on my own practice post-doctoral studies working with families, and couples. I am also interested in lecturing and consulting. As a new student, I would implore you to try to establish connection with peers in your cohort as well as faculty members. Also, feel free to ask students who are ahead of you in the program questions as it does help in alleviating anxiety you may have and foster connections with peers, which is essential to our growth as professionals.
One of my favorite quotes: “Try to be a rainbow in someone’s cloud.” —Maya Angelou