MSPP Student Ambassador
2nd Year Advanced Standing Clinical PsyD
MA in Counseling Psychology Class of 2012
My name is Lauren Heggerick and I am a 2nd year advanced standing doctoral student in the Clinical Psychology program. After I graduated from college, I had my heart set on attending MSPP. In fact, I did not even consider other graduate programs because MSPP had everything I was looking for. My experience at this school has exceeded my expectations. I was fortunate to attend and graduate from MSPP’s Master’s in Counseling Psychology program. When I decided that I wanted to further my education and gain even more varied experience, I knew once again that I would only apply to MSPP. When you attend this school, you are a part of a close-knit community. My classmates have been wonderful and the professors are incredible. They are working professionals who are accessible and always willing to share their experiences as psychologists.
In regards to field training, MSPP offers internship sites that are of the highest standards and also meet the students’ needs and interests. I entered the program with a background working with severe mental illness and I chose to take advantage of the opportunity to gain experience in three different fields to increase my competency and therapeutic abilities. If you are looking for quality training and experience, MSPP will provide you with the support and guidance needed to develop your career goals.
The coursework is demanding, so time management and organizational skills are essential to stay on top of assignments. Be prepared to challenge what you know and to explore different aspects of your self. It is amazing how much I have grown and the insight I have gained. A truly wonderful opportunity, professional study at MSPP will shape you into a respectable professional that people will want to hire.