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Master’s in Psychology Podcast

Masters in Psychology PodcastWelcome to the Master’s in Psychology Podcast where psychology students can learn from psychologists, educators, and practitioners to understand what they do, what led them to their career choice, and what advice they have for those interested in getting a master’s degree in psychology or advanced degree in a related field such as counseling or marriage and family therapy. We share the encouraging and inspiring stories that compelled them to enter their respective careers. The podcast interviews address many questions students have when deciding which field of psychology to pursue and what factors to consider when selecting a school to attend for their master’s or doctorate degree. The interviews may also expand your knowledge and understanding of what careers are available to those with a graduate degree in psychology or related field.
The Master’s in Psychology Podcast episodes include interviews with professors and other educators, practitioners, researchers, and graduate students. The interviews feature powerful and enlightening information and advice to empower students to make knowledgeable choices regarding their academic careers. Each podcast explores graduate psychology topics and issues that are relevant in today’s world and often include the impact of COVID-19, racial discrimination and injustice, anxiety disorders, depression, addiction, age-related conditions, and other mental health disorders. To inquire about being a guest on the show please contact us.

Phyllis E. Leavitt, MA

41: Phyllis Leavitt, MA – Author and Retired Psychotherapist Shares Her Journey and Brings a Message of Urgency, Hope, and Healing in her New Book

Phyllis Leavitt originally majored in English at Simmons College in Boston, MA before transferring to The New School College in New York, NY. In this podcast, Phyllis shares her academic and professional journey leading us through her decision to return to school for her master’s degree in psychology and counseling to practicing as a psychotherapist …

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Calvin Lai, PhD

40: Calvin Lai, PhD – Assistant Professor and Implicit Bias Researcher Shares his Academic and Professional Journey and Offers Practical Advice

Dr. Calvin Lai grew up in Canada near Toronto and then moved to New Jersey when he was ten years old. Much of what he learned about race and race relations was channeled through topics in his history classes and his daily experience as an Asian, particularly Canadian Asian American. However, it wasn’t until he …

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Frank C. Worrell, PhD

39: Frank C. Worrell, PhD – President of the American Psychological Association (APA) Reflects on his Academic, Professional, and APA Journey

Dr. Frank C. Worrell was born in Port of Spain, Capital of Trinidad and Tobago, and he remembers growing up in an area where the only running water in the house was from the tap in the kitchen. In this podcast interview, Dr. Worrell begins talking about his academic and professional journey by recalling where …

39: Frank C. Worrell, PhD – President of the American Psychological Association (APA) Reflects on his Academic, Professional, and APA Journey Read More >>>

Dr. Sarah Gaither

38: Sarah E. Gaither, PhD – Assistant Professor of Psychology and Neuroscience at Duke University is Fast Becoming a Leading Researcher in the Field of Multiracial Identities

Dr. Sarah E. Gaither was born and raised in Sacramento, CA and went to the same school from kindergarten through 12th grade. She then went to UC Berkeley for her undergraduate work before doing two gap years at UCLA in Southern California. She states “I never knew I wanted to go to Graduate School until …

38: Sarah E. Gaither, PhD – Assistant Professor of Psychology and Neuroscience at Duke University is Fast Becoming a Leading Researcher in the Field of Multiracial Identities Read More >>>

Steven C. Hayes

37: Steven C. Hayes, PhD – Top-Ranked Psychologist and Foundation Professor of Psychology at the University of Nevada, Reno Shares His Unique Journey and Advice

Imagine growing up in Southern California in the 1960’s, attending high school at University High (which was affiliated with a Catholic college, University of San Diego) and attending college at Loyola University (now called Loyola Marymount University). You, like many others, were undoubtedly influenced by the hippie counterculture of the time as it most likely …

37: Steven C. Hayes, PhD – Top-Ranked Psychologist and Foundation Professor of Psychology at the University of Nevada, Reno Shares His Unique Journey and Advice Read More >>>

Martin Hsia, PsyD

36: Martin Hsia, PsyD – Serendipitous Journey of Licensed Psychologist and Executive Director of the Cognitive Behavior Therapy Center of Southern California (CBTSoCal)

Dr. Martin Hsia grew up in Los Angeles, CA and first took an interest in psychology while in high school but wasn’t quite sure. He had friends who really loved history, chemistry, and math but recalls “none of those really kind of felt like they were going to be my jam. I thought maybe I’d …

36: Martin Hsia, PsyD – Serendipitous Journey of Licensed Psychologist and Executive Director of the Cognitive Behavior Therapy Center of Southern California (CBTSoCal) Read More >>>

Rex Jung, PhD

35: Rex Jung, PhD – Unconventional Career Path of Clinical Neuropsychologist and Owner of Brain and Behavioral Associates

Dr. Rex Jung only had one introduction to psychology class during his entire undergraduate career at the University of Boulder, CO and admitted, at the time, psychology wasn’t his path. Instead, he graduated with a BS in Finance and was working for several years in the business world before he found his passion. It wasn’t …

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Jeffrey Froh, PsyD

34: Jeffrey Froh, PsyD – Writer, Professor, and Emerging Leader in the Rapidly Expanding Field of Positive Psychology

Dr. Jeffrey Froh is a writer, professor, and fast becoming a leader in the field of positive psychology. He attended St. Joseph’s University as an undergrad majoring in sociology and minoring in psychology, that is, until his dad asked him “Jeff, what are you gonna do with a degree in sociology?” After reflecting on this, …

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Jada Philips, PhD

33: Jada Philips, PhD – Encouraging Advice from a Licensed Psychologist and Owner of Reserved For You Psychological Services

Dr. Jada Philips originally wanted to be a lawyer. After receiving her Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice at Mount Mary University in Milwaukee, WI, she moved to New York with her then boyfriend, now husband, with the idea of going to Columbia University to become a criminal lawyer. Circumstances changed so she adjusted and …

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Christina B. Gee, PhD

32: Christina B. Gee, PhD – Associate Professor Recalls the Significant People, and Experiences, which Led Her to a Career in Psychology

As a high school student at the Bronx High School of Science, Dr. Christina B. Gee remembers being focused primarily on math and science because they didn’t offer any psychology classes. She recalls that her interest in psychology only came after she started college at Cornell University in Ithaca, NY. In this podcast interview, Dr. …

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