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Master of Arts in Applied Child & Adolescent Psychology: Prevention & Treatment

Alumni Stories

Graduates of the University of Washington Master 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.

Amberlyn CaspersonAmberlyn Casperson

Child and Family Therapist, Greater Lakes Mental Healthcare

"The support I received from my classmates, as well as my supervisors and colleagues at my practicum site, helped me complete my degree. Through their shared experiences, I gained a better perspective on how to become an effective mental health counselor."

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Israel FrancoisIsrael Francois

Psychology Associate, Echo Glen Children’s Center

"Some of the kids I work with are dealing with multiple mental issues. The program really prepared me to deal with this population. The professors took their time to make sure that we knew the material and understood the importance of the career that we were entering."

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Kiarra HehnKiarra Hehn

Therapist, Peace by Piece Counseling Services  

"I wasn’t familiar with the tools, skillsets, modalities and psychoeducation that could help me help my clients understand themselves differently until I got this degree. This was the bridge I needed for the tools and skills I was missing."

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