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The Masters in Psychology Podcast explores graduate psychology topics and issues that are relevant in aiding students who are interested in furthering their education in psychology. The episodes comprise interviews of psychology professionals such as psychologists, psychiatrists, professors, students, researchers, consultants, etc. These interviews feature information and provide advice to empower students to make knowledgeable choices regarding their academic careers.

The Masters in Psychology Podcast explores graduate psychology topics and issues that are relevant in aiding students who are interested in furthering their education in psychology. The episodes comprise interviews of psychology professionals such as psychologists, psychiatrists, professors, students, researchers, consultants, etc. These interviews feature information and provide advice to empower students to make knowledgeable choices regarding their academic careers.

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United States

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The Masters in Psychology Podcast explores graduate psychology topics and issues that are relevant in aiding students who are interested in furthering their education in psychology. The episodes comprise interviews of psychology professionals such as psychologists, psychiatrists, professors, students, researchers, consultants, etc. These interviews feature information and provide advice to empower students to make knowledgeable choices regarding their academic careers.

Language:

English


Episodes

24: Andrea D. Clements, PhD – Psychology Professor and Researcher Finds her Passion and Calling

3/18/2022
Dr. Andrea “Andi” D. Clements was born and raised in Birmingham, AL. When she was in junior high, her dad took a job at the University of Alabama which ultimately impacted her academic and professional life. Though she did very well on her ACT and received many offers to attend college elsewhere, she admits “it was really a no brainer” to attend UA because of the cost-savings, her interest in counseling and psychology, proximity to home, and all of her friends were in the area. In this...

Duration:01:28:31

23: Paul Sheesley, MA, LPC, LCPC, LCADC – Ambitious and Persistent Counselor Becomes One of Washington, D.C.’s Most Notable Transformational Psychotherapists

3/10/2022
Around the age of 14, Paul Sheesley took a psychology course in high school. About the same time, his parents gave him a book on psychology for his birthday, “Guilty by Reason of Insanity: Inside the Minds of Killers” by Dorothy Otnow Lewis. After reading the book, especially the case examples and studies, he remembers “becoming fascinated with the field [of psychology].” In fact, during his senior year, he did a practicum at Spring Grove in Maryland which is the third oldest mental health...

Duration:00:53:11

22: Rhonda Goldman, PhD – Professor, Psychologist, and Emotion-Focused Therapy (EFT) Expert

2/28/2022
Dr. Rhonda Goldman has known from a young age that she has always wanted to become a psychologist. Her mother was a psychologist, so she admits she “kind of had a little bit of a bird’s eye view” of the field of psychology. Dr. Goldman is a professor in the Clinical Psychology Department at The Chicago School of Professional Psychology and a licensed Clinical Psychologist in Illinois. In this podcast, Dr. Goldman discusses why she chose York University in Toronto, ON, Canada for her...

Duration:01:08:17

21: Erin Haugen, PhD, LP, CMPC – Creating a Niche as a Sport Psychologist in Grand Forks, ND

2/8/2022
Dr. Erin Haugen grew up on a farm in rural North Dakota. On the advice of her mom, she decided to stay close to home and “try a semester or two” at UND. What started out as a couple of semesters ended up being a number of years as she received her undergraduate and graduate degrees from the University of North Dakota in Grand Forks, ND. Although she attended undergraduate school with the intention of becoming a psychiatrist, in this podcast, she admits that she didn’t know what a...

Duration:00:52:50

20: Tania Diaz, Psy.D. – Clinical Psychologist who Finds Her Purpose by Following Her Heart

1/31/2022
Dr. Tania Diaz started her journey by pursuing business but soon realized that she wasn’t happy. When asked what ignited her interest in psychology, she contemplated if she picked the discipline or if the discipline picked her. In this podcast, Dr. Diaz answers this question and shares her academic and professional journey in hopes that it will help others find their purpose by following their heart. She explains how many of her experiences, including her internship and residency, helped to...

Duration:00:46:28

19: Sarah A. Raskin, Ph.D. – Distinguished Professor who Blends Psychology and Neuroscience

1/18/2022
In this podcast, Dr. Sarah Raskin uses her hippocampus to recall what ignited her interest in neuropsychology. She walks us down memory lane and explains why she chose Johns Hopkins University for her B.A. in Behavioral Biology and the City University of New York (CUNY) Graduate Center for her Ph.D. in Neuropsychology. She also discusses her ReMIND Lab, her recent research, and offers practical advice to those interested in getting a graduate degree in neuropsychology. From the time she took...

Duration:00:55:34

18: Malissa A. Clark, Ph.D. – Well-known Researcher and Professor in the Growing Field of I/O Psychology Offers Practical Advice to Students

1/13/2022
When Dr. Malissa Clark graduated from The University of Michigan with her B.A. in Organizational Studies, she wasn’t planning on attending graduate school, let alone knowing that she would eventually end up in the growing field of Industrial/Organizational (I/O) Psychology. In this podcast interview, Dr. Clark shares her unique academic and career journey while offering tips and suggestions to students who want to increase their chances of getting accepted into a graduate school or program...

Duration:01:08:34

17: Damon A. Silas, Psy.D. – Clinical Psychologist, Author, and EFT Tapping Expert who Loves Connecting, Learning, Growing…and Dancing

1/4/2022
Dr. Damon A. Silas grew up in a military family so even though he was born in Massachusetts, he was only there for a short while before his dad received orders to move to California. Dr. Silas recalls that he grew up a lot in Oklahoma and moved back and forth between Oklahoma and Massachusetts as well as California. In this podcast interview, Dr. Silas shares what sparked his interest in psychology, his academic journey, and why he wrote “From Mourning to Knight: Overcoming Loss.” He also...

Duration:00:51:55

16: Robert A. Bjork & Elizabeth L. Bjork, Ph.D. – Dynamic Duo and Pillars of Cognitive Research in Psychological Science

12/6/2021
Drs. Elizabeth and Robert Bjork have enjoyed long, illustrious careers as cognitive researchers in psychology and have been with the UCLA Department of Psychology for over 45 years. They have received multiple awards and recognitions for their research, teaching, mentorship, and leadership within the field of psychology. To say they have had a profound impact on psychology would be an understatement. In this podcast interview, Drs. Robert and Elizabeth Bjork reminisce about their...

Duration:01:35:50

15: Gerald S. Drose, Ph.D., L.P. – Experienced Psychologist Shares his Personal and Professional Journey in his New Novel

10/20/2021
Dr. Gerald Drose was born and raised in Charleston, SC in a tight-knit family. His father coached him in sports throughout his life and his mother worked as a playground director. Though he had a very active and playful childhood, he recalls that he was a little lost in his early adulthood. In this podcast interview, he explains how he found himself in a graduate program in clinical psychology and how his experiences inspired him to write his first novel “Bird Gotta Land: The Education of a...

Duration:01:00:00

14: Jenny Long, Psy.D., L.P. – Local Psychologist Offers Advice to Those Interested in a Psychology Career & Owning Their Own Business

9/3/2021
Dr. Jenny Long is one of the few psychologists in the Springfield, MO area. In this podcast interview, she reveals why she chose to stay in the area during her academic career and why she chose to earn a Psy.D. instead of a Ph.D.. Throughout the interview she also provides copious advice to those who are interested in a graduate degree in psychology and possibly opening their own business. In addition, Dr. Long explains the advantages and disadvantages of owning a mental health practice in a...

Duration:00:57:27

13: Daniel B. Peters, Ph.D., L.P. – A Well-Known Gifted and Twice-Exceptional Expert in California

8/28/2021
Dr. Daniel Peters was born and raised in Southern California where he grew up with a large extended family. In this podcast interview, we learn how his family values and ideas of becoming a man influenced not only his own family later in life but also his academic journey leading to a career in psychology. Dr. Peters shares how his education and experiences in the psychology field ignited his passion for helping gifted and twice-exceptional (2e) children and adolescents. We explore his...

Duration:01:07:49

12: Adriana Popescu, Ph.D., L.C.P. – Creating a Successful Business Going Outside the Bounds of Traditional Psychology

8/21/2021
Dr. Adriana Popescu is a licensed clinical psychologist, an addiction and trauma specialist, and empowerment coach with over 25 years of experience in the mental health field. In this podcast interview, she reveals her personal and academic journey which helped her identify, and overcome, her own experiences with severe illness, hopelessness, and depression. Dr. Popescu discusses her path to recovery and how her passion to learn more about alternative therapies and spirituality opened her...

Duration:01:10:43

11: Erlanger “Earl” A. Turner, Ph.D., L.C.P. – Putting his Passion into Practice as an Assistant Professor, Psychologist, Blogger, Podcaster, and Mental Health Advocate

6/24/2021
Dr. Turner, a first-generation college student, is a Louisiana native (born and raised in Baton Rouge) who discovered his interest in psychology later in his undergraduate career while attending Louisiana State University (LSU). He originally had plans to become a pediatrician and go to medical school but after taking a child psychology course, he knew this was the right fit for him as he wanted to help children and families. In this podcast, Dr. Turner shares how this drive and passion...

Duration:00:45:31

10: Sebastien Hélie, Ph.D. – Award-Winning Associate Professor and Investigator Reveals his Academic Journey Coming to America

6/18/2021
Dr. Sebastien Hélie is a French Canadian originally from Quebec. He grew up in a suburb of Montreal where he eventually received his Bachelor of Science in Psychology and Master of Science in Cognitive Psychology from the Universite de Montreal. During this time, he learned about computational psychology or mathematical psychology which sparked his interest to pursue this further. He found a professor at the Universite du Quebec A Montreal (UQAM) who was working in this field and explains...

Duration:01:20:07

9: Jessica M. Smedley, Psy.D., L.C.P. – Blending Faith and Psychology to her Holistic and Social-Justice Oriented Approach to Mental Health Services

5/20/2021
Dr. “Jess”, as her clients know her, is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist, speaker, writer, and community leader. In this podcast interview, she shares how and why she entered the field of psychology and how her choices of graduate schools and degrees helped shape her approach to life and her approach to her clients in her private practice. She discusses her experiences in undergraduate and graduate schools which shed light on how her academic career evolved from majoring in Biology to...

Duration:00:58:35

8: Tammi Walker, Ph.D., J.D. – Using her Experience and Education to Challenge Commonly Held Beliefs that Influence Legal Decision-Making

5/11/2021
In this podcast interview, Dr. Tammi Walker shares how, and why, she decided to get her law degree at Columbia Law School before traveling abroad to get her M.Sc. in Social and Cultural Psychology in London. She then returned to the U.S. to receive her Ph.D. in Psychology from the University of Virginia. Throughout our discussion a theme emerged regarding the importance of taking the time to self-reflect and getting out of your comfort zone. Self-reflection is important as it forces you to...

Duration:01:23:41

7: Justin Douglas “Doug” McDonald, Ph.D., L.P. – UND Professor & Program Caters to Native American Students Interested in Clinical Psychology

2/3/2021
In this podcast interview, Dr. Doug McDonald provides insight into why he stayed at the University of South Dakota for most of his academic career then explains how, and why, he selected clinical psychology as his field of study. He then shares how luck and hard work enabled him to serve as past regional president of the APA’s Division 45 and end up at the University of North Dakota, where he has been for almost 29 years. Dr. McDonald is currently a Professor in the Department of Psychology...

Duration:01:31:40

6: Heather C. Lench, Ph.D. – Surfing the Emerging Interdisciplinary Field of Affective Science to Better Understand Human Thought and Behavior

1/20/2021
In this podcast interview, Dr. Heather Lench explains why she selected two graduate schools in the state of California for her master’s and doctorate degrees in psychology. While most of the reasons relate to the school, program, and scholars in her field of interest, she eventually reveals another reason for staying in “The Golden State.” She also provides insight into how she selected her areas of interest while attending her undergraduate and graduate schools. She attended Florida State...

Duration:01:18:21

5: Tess M.S. Neal, Ph.D., L.P. – Endeavoring to Improve the Justice System by Combining Law and Psychology

12/24/2020
In this podcast interview, Dr. Tess Neal provides an overview of her academic journey since completing her B.A. at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln through her Ph.D. program at the University of Alabama to her current position as Assistant Professor of Psychology in Arizona State University’s School of Social and Behavioral Sciences. Dr. Neal is a licensed psychologist, and she reveals the choices she made when selecting a master’s and doctorate school and program while providing copious...

Duration:01:42:46