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Department of Psychology

Our Alumni

 

 

Andrew Wismer, class of 2012

B.A. in Psychology, minor in Statistics

 

 

Current Program:

Ph.D. candidate in the Applied Experimental and Human Factors Psychology program at the University of Central Florida

 

Messiah Experience:

"Messiah College transformed my educational path and provided me with diverse and marketable skills for graduate school. At Messiah, I developed critical research skills, writing abilities, and study habits. I experienced extraordinary faculty who were intelligent, personable, caring, and went out of their way to help students succeed. Messiah professors helped me develop a passion for many areas of Psychology and a stronger focus for how to apply what I learn to real world problems. Most importantly, the Psychology department incorporated Christian faith into course content and vocational direction. I am so grateful for all of the experiences and guidance I received at Messiah College while obtaining my degree."

 

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Joshua Boden, class of 2012

B.A. in Psychology

 

 

Current Program:

Ph.D. in School Psychology at Temple University.

Master of Education from Temple University (obtained 2013).

 

Messiah Experience:

"I loved my experience at Messiah College from day one, but I also spent much of my four years pining after other adventures--a busier street, a bigger city, a new culture, a different country. Messiah College afforded me all of those adventures and more, while also keeping me rooted in the stable but vibrant community of main campus. As I look back on college now, it's interesting that I cherish my time spent in the nurturing and stimulating Messiah community more than any I spent away from it. The Psychology professors are some of the most sincere, supportive, and passionate people I've ever known. As I continue my studies and work toward a career of practicing psychology in schools, I feel I've been blessed with a strong understanding of God's work in the world and the work of Psychology, and how to do both with integrity."

 

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Erika Anderson, class of 1997; graduate class of 2011

B.A. in Psychology

M.A. in Clinical Mental Health Counseling

 

 

Graduate Program:

M.A. in Clincial Mental Health Counseling at Messiah College (obtained 2011)

 

Current Employment:

Employed by Philhaven as a Mobile Therapist/Behavior Specialist Consultant

 

Messiah Experience:

"From 2009 to 2011 I attended Messiah College's online graduate program for Clinical Mental Health Counseling. During this time I enjoyed the flexibility inherent to an online program as I took care of my family and completed internship experiences. I enjoyed both meeting my classmates at the two 1-week intensive courses and honing my emergent counseling skills. Overall Messiah's program prepared me for my current career, and I found my professors to be encouraging, supportive, and receptive to feedback."

 

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Carrie Vaisman, class of 2009

B.A. in Psychology with a Counseling Concentration

 

 

Graduate Program:

M.S. in School Psychology at Eastern University (obtained 2013)

 

Current Employment:

Employed with Blue Mountain School District as a School Psychologist to their 3 elementary schools.

 

Messiah Experience:

"Upon graduating from Messiah, I felt very prepared to apply to graduate programs. During my interview at Eastern University, my interviewer took note that I went to Messiah and commented, "I love Messiah grads! They always present themselves so well!" This made me very proud because I feel Messiah provided me a wonderful foundation on which I could build upon. The skills I obtained while at Messiagh gave me an edge, I feel, above my peers. I had a rich background and great education that helped me academically, and possessed professional skills that helped me get into a program, and subsequently land a job. I am very grateful for the education I received at Messiah."

 

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Kelly Sherman, class of 2007

B.A. in Psychology, minor in counseling

 

Kelly Sherman 

 

Current Program:

Psy.D. in Clinical Psychology at Immaculata University

 

Current Employment:

-Therapeutic Support Staff (TSS) with CCRES/CCIU in Lancaster, PA

(1 yr: 9/07-present)

-Graduate Assistantship; Learning Support Specialist at Immaculata University   

(2 months; 9/07-present)

 

Messiah Experience:

“I started my current program feeling like I was miles ahead of my peers in terms of my experiences and knowledge. At Messiah, I was able to be involved in a multitude of activities that have given me the depth of experience necessary to be marketable in nearly any experience I desire; from children to adults, from making behavior plans for persons with special needs to doing therapy with adults with serious mental illness; from working in a school environment to inpatient hospitals to rehabs to higher education.”

 

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