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Pursuing a Doctaral Degree in Clinical Psychology - Opportunity to Travel to South Africa to Assess & Aid In Women's Issues & Youth Violence

I am currently working to achieve my Doctorate degree in Clinical Psychology at the Adler School of Professional Psychology expected graduation date of 2014.

While pursuing my degree I am an adjunct professor at Adler as well as a consultant at MLS Consulting Inc., a mental health consulting firm.

The work I am able to take on has been uplifting - but I want to do more.

I have been presented with an opportunity to travel to South Africa the summer of 2012 for two weeks. While there I will be able to meet with local psychologists, historians, and political figures to actively discuss and learn about the area's history, women’s issues, youth violence, and any areas my psychological skills and knowledge may be helpful in.

As a young woman in graduate school, like many who are actively pursuing continued education, I am burdened by the finances it takes to achieve this goal of education, make ends meet in daily life and participating in opportunities like this that are presented to me. In addition to school, teaching, consulting I also have had to take on a part-time job in retail. Yet, the funds are still not available for me to take this trip and have the blessing of using my skills to help those in South Africa as well as the opportunity to open my mind to an entirly different world than the one I reside in.

It would be a dream to travel to South Africa and in advance, from the bottom of my heart, I thank my family, my friends and even strangers who are able to see the value in this trip and are able to assist me in reaching my goal.

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