- Class of 2021
From day one, Brenda says she was confident her experience with Loyola’s Psy.D. program would provide the knowledge and tools she would need to become a well-rounded and competent clinician. Originally from Miami and a graduate of Boston College, Brenda previously worked as a research assistant in the Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics Department at Tufts Medical Center, where she conducted developmental assessments on young children and collected research for a study focusing on the sensitivity of pediatric Autism screeners. Brenda chose to pursue a Doctor of Psychology at Loyola because the program offers her the chance to work in multiple exciting areas (including therapy, assessment, and supervision) that will help her expand her skillset, preparing her for what lies ahead in her internship year and beyond. Highlights of her experience thus far include the small and interactive classroom format, the expansive and challenging field experience, and the encouragement to reflect on her own strengths, which will serve her as a future clinician.
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I chose Loyola for its small-campus feel and its student-to-faculty ratio. I specifically chose the Psy.D. program because of its generalist education and the equal emphasis it places on clinical work and research.