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Yayci PatinoYayci Patino

University of Central Florida
Advanced Standing Clinical Psychology PsyD
Class of 2019

Hi potential new students!

My name is Yayci and I am an Advanced Standing doctoral candidate in the Clinical Psychology program here at William James College. I am originally from Colombia and lived in Orlando, Florida for 10 year before moving to Massachusetts. I obtained my Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and Master’s degree in Clinical Psychology at the University of Central Florida. I moved to Boston in the fall of 2015 to start the Doctoral Program at William James College and I have nothing but great things to say about my experience here. The main reason I chose WJC was the clinical training approach and their emphasis in synthesizing clinical exposure with theory since the very first semester. Another important reason why I picked this program was the concentrations they offer. I am currently in the Latino Mental Health Program and in the Neuropsychology concentration and both are great matches to my career goals.

As a current student at WJC I greatly appreciate the institutions encouragement in learning the most current information and share ideas. Research and clinical conferences are often held in campus, the classes are small and professors are personable and go out of their way to make themselves accessible outside of lectures. Overall, my experience here has exceeded my expectations and one of my goals as a graduate student is transmitting my passion for this field to other students. Please feel free to reach me with any questions you might have regarding not only the program, but also our campus culture or my life experiences as a graduate student.  Thank you again for considering a career as a mental health practitioner. Please let me know if I may be of any further assistance to smooth your transition into graduate study. Tip for my future WJC fellows:

Study hard, manage your time well, and be open to meeting new people at events and clubs on campus. Get to know yourself and push the boundaries of your limits, and remember you’re capable of more than you think. Make WJC a chapter in your life that you won’t soon forget!