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Jeff Smith talks about the
Doctorate in Counseling Psychology program:

Why Northwest

I knew about Northwest because I was an undergraduate student here many years ago, so it was really natural for me to come back to Northwest.

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Why PsyD

It gives you just a fantastic opportunity to serve people in a lot of different areas.

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Experience at Northwest

The difference I think I’'ve found was the focus on independent research. So that'’s been really stimulating and I'’ve been able to kind of pursue areas of interest for me.

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Cohort Model

I appreciate the ability to share this experience with others and not just pop in and out of classes and not know people.

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Program Structure

I have a couple, about two or three part-time jobs that I'’m working at while I'’m in school, so I'’m able to kind of fit school in and work in around my schedule.

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Is it Challenging

Well, I think it is doable. Don’'t think it'’s not going to be a challenge, it is a challenge. It is very busy. You have classes in the evenings and weekends and work, but it'’s doable.

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Faculty

I really like my professors. We’'ve had a really good experience. They take their job really seriously and I think that they'’re very good with the students. The interaction, I really appreciate that.

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Plans After Graduation

When I finish the PsyD program, of course I hope to become a licensed psychologist. That'’s the end goal. And I'’d like to teach.

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Advice

I like the size of the school, personally. I like that it'’s a little more personal.

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