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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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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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