Clinical Mental Health Counseling
Military & Veterans Psychology Concentration
Class of 2020
Hey Prospective Students!
My name is Suzee and I am currently in my second-year in the Master’s in Clinical Mental Health Counseling program, concentrating in Military and Veterans Psychology (MVP). Living right outside of Boston, I attended Suffolk University for undergrad, where I explored various paths and always found myself back in the world of psychology. Having a passion in this field, I had to ensure I found the right graduate program for me.
I was first interested in attending William James College because of their vast selection of programs, their intimate-sized classrooms, and the community-like environment among faculty, staff, and students. The experiential education that WJC provides is an aspect I really appreciate. I learn best by doing, and what better way to learn than to dive right in with a practicum during your first year. Aside from our immediate exposure to the field, many classes provide experiential learning approaches as well to help sharpen your skills.
Wanting to become more involved at WJC, I decided to join the Train Vets to Treat Vets (TVTV) program where I am now serving as the coordinator. I felt that my military experience paired with clinical and research training could be an incredible asset to serving the military/veteran population. Being in TVTV, working closely with faculty and staff has made me feel like an active member in the community here and outside of WJC. I hope to enter the PsyD program upon finishing this program to gain further knowledge and skills to increase my capacity to reach the military/veteran population, especially those who struggle with PTSD, in addition to serving the forensic population with successful reentry.
My advice for new students is to build a support system. Life gets tough and it will be important to have at least one person who understands your challenges and who can celebrate your successes with you. It can take some time to adjust to this new chapter, but WJC has a wide range of resources to help you along your journey. Don’t be afraid to reach out.
Feel free to email me with any questions!