Alumni Stories

Graduates of the University of Washington Masters of Arts in Applied Child and Adolescent Psychology program have the opportunity to follow a variety of career paths. Read what our alumni have to say about the program and how it prepared them for the field.

For information about licensure, career outlook and salary, see Careers.

Samantha LeeSamantha Lee

Licensed Mental Health Counselor Associate, Private Practice in Association with Seattle Psychology

"I think a lot of students who are looking into this program should know that even though you’re going into a classroom, writing papers and taking tests, you will get a ton of real clinical experience."

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Sarah MurphySarah Murphy

Director of College Counseling and Student Support, the Downtown School

"There’s good faculty, good colleagues, it’s right here in Seattle and you end up as part of a network that then supports you on your job track afterwards. For what I was looking for, it worked."

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Trini Soza-OldjaTrini Soza-Oldja

Youth & Family Therapist / Early Childhood Behavioral Health Therapist at Youth Eastside Services (YES)

"I highly recommend this program to anyone seeking a comprehensive education in child psychology and who is passionate about making an impact."

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