Ashley Yarbrough


1. What are you doing now?


I am a graduate student at Argosy University. I am working on my Masters of Arts in community mental health counseling. I have been working on my masters for 3 years and hope to graduate in July 2011. I am currently doing my practicum at Bradford Health Service working with drug and alcohol rehab patients in a an intensive outpatient program. After I graduate I would like to be able to do some research part time while working in my own private practice part time as well.

I am also currently working full-time with Mental Health Cooperative as an Adult Case Manager. I have been working with this agency for about 2 ½ years. I may try to attain a therapy position here after I graduate in order to gain my supervision hours so I can get licensed as a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC).


2. How did UTM Psychology Program help you achieve what you have become?


It is because of the classes I took at UTM that I have been able to excel in my master's classes. Abnormal Psychology and research class have proven to be especially helpful. Dr. MacKewn's classes were also a huge help in understanding APA, research, and how to write research proposals. All the challenges of the UTM Psychology program have made me confident in writing master's level papers and using the APA format.


3. What advice would you give to students who are thinking about becoming UTM psychology majors?


Plan on getting into a Master's program, find your passion, and be true to yourself in order to get the most out of your time here.


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